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Teenage Girls

This Free All-Girls' 'High School' Has Teachers Like Yoko Ono And Kim Gordon

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts

We never thought we'd wish we were back in high school -- rough times -- but we're getting painfully close after seeing the Kickstarter for "School o...

Going to Juvie

Caitlin Rother | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime
Caitlin Rother

The teenage girls could barely hear me over the screaming roar of the motorized plumbing snake that the county workers insisted they needed to run through the classroom as I was trying to speak to a class at the Girls Rehabilitation Facility.

When Social Media Makes Something Go Viral In Real Life

Megan Abbott | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Megan Abbott

One of the greatest challenges is helping your teens gain, and maintain, perspective. We all remember the intensity of feeling as a teen, and social media means it doesn't go away with the school day ends. It's constant. It can feel like a constant assault to the senses, to feeling.

Let's Hear It For The Girls

Patty Lancaster | Posted 08.10.2014 | Education
Patty Lancaster

What about the uniquely positive qualities of girls' interactions? Let's notice and label them. When do we take the time to listen to a girl's voice when she is speaking from her heart and write about that?

6 Things Every Young Woman Should Know

Alexandra Harra | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

Not every transition into womanhood should be as tumultuous as mine. There are six lessons every woman-to-be must learn in order to bypass those accidents of adolescents and truly step into her own glorious self.

Camp Diva Grooms Entrepreneurs, Not Princesses

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.13.2014 | Black Voices

Beyoncè may have sung that "a diva is a female version of a hustler," but Angela Patton, the founder and CEO of Camp Diva, has a new lease on the ter...

WATCH: Teens' Epic Ukulele Skills Reinvent A Classic

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment

When it comes to TV theme songs, there are few as cheesy as the “Hawaii Five-0” theme. But chances are you haven’t heard it quite like this -- a...

7 Messages to Counteract the Photoshop Effect

Stacy L. Bettison | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Stacy L. Bettison

Today, altered images of girls and women (presumably men, too) depicting bodies shapes that are unattainable and unhealthy are used to sell everything from bikinis to lipgloss.

How to Survive Spring Cleaning

Linda Wolff | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

ll that sunshine and fresh air energizes me and puts me in the mood for a good spring cleaning (and a deep exfoliation). It makes me want to feng shui my life, one closet at a time.

Confessions of a Once Proud Thigh Gap Owner

Angela Zhou | Posted 03.12.2014 | Women
Angela Zhou

The fact that women must slim down to feel or appear beautiful is a testament to the negative impact the media has on personal health and appearance. Those who can escape media influence are yet still victimized because beauty crazes trickle down through close ones who are affected by them.

Early Puberty In Girls Linked To Higher Risk Of Problem Behaviors

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Dec 9, 2013 1:34pm EST (Reuters Health) - Girls who start puberty early may be at particular risk for problem be...

How to Think Like, and Shop for, Teens

Dana Holmes | Posted 02.05.2014 | Style
Dana Holmes

To avoid getting it all wrong, follow these tips on how to tap into the teen psyche and get a gift that won't embarrass them or you!

The Vulgar Face of Purity Culture

Anne Almasy | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Anne Almasy

What purity teaching did for me was distill me down to my body. The core of purity culture was that my mind didn't matter, my personality didn't matter, my dreams and desires and goals didn't matter -- if my shorts were too short.

FYI (If You're a Teenage Boy)

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

I know your family would not be thrilled at the thought of my teenage daughter seeing you only in your towel. Did you know that once a female sees you in a state of undress, she can't ever un-see it? You don't want my daughter to only think of you in this sexual way, do you?

FYI (If You're a Condescending Mom of Boys)

Deborah Cruz | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Deborah Cruz

Mrs. Hall takes all of the responsibility of her sons' sexual behavior and puts it on these teenage girls. Maybe you missed the memo, Mrs. Hall but we've all decided that it's better to teach our boys not to rape than to teach our girls to protect themselves.

We Need To Parent Our Sons AND Our Daughters

Mike Julianelle | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Here's the thing: It's not up to women to protect men from themselves. And it's certainly not The Teenage Girl's responsibility to help teenage boys, or college guys, or middle-aged men, control their basest instincts.

If You Give a Dad a Daughter

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 08.15.2013 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

If you give a dad a daughter... he'll probably wonder what to do with her. Especially if he's a man's man.

New York's Sex Trafficking Law Needs to Change: It's Time to Listen to the Real Experts

Lauren Hersh | Posted 08.11.2013 | New York
Lauren Hersh

Sex traffickers prey on the vulnerable for financial gain. They provide girls and women with the "love" they are yearning for and through coercion and manipulation force them to make them money through prostitution.

It's Time to Start Livin'

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

How do we hold on to that exuberance? How do we remember that it's "time to take time, time to take a little from the world were given"? The routines, responsibilities and demands of daily life can weigh us down, hold us back from jumping onto the trapeze and soaring into the sky, risks and all.

Why Teen Girls Should Exercise

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.10.2013 | Women

Are teen girls who exercise less likely to be violent? That's what new findings presented this week at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annua...

N.C. Bill Will Discourage Sexually Active Teens From Using Birth Control

Laura Stepp | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Laura Stepp

I'm all for parents knowing, or trying hard to know, what's going on with their children, including their teenage children. But there are ways to do that that don't raise the odds that a sexually active daughter will forego birth control.

The World Is Watching San Francisco on Cell Phones

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

San Francisco's law made sense at the time it was passed and makes more sense now. And even if the city decides to stop reinforcing this particular law, they still have the power to inform the public through ad campaigns that rely on old and new social media.

How I Stopped Trying to Fix Myself

Jill Di Donato | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

There were many times I was lucky not to have been hurt as I indulged in some serious stupidity, waking up god-knows-where and telling myself, Jill, remember how this feels. Remember just how low and dirty and rotten this feeling is so you don't do it again.

Why More Teenage Girls Are Keeping Diaries

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.18.2013 | Teen

Although the phrase "Dear Diary" may call to mind an outdated girlhood of the pre-digital days, the adolescent tradition of recording one's every pass...

The Day I Decided to Send My Daughter to Rehab

Babble.com | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

I raced into the house and couldn't believe what I saw before me. My house had been burgled. Most of my valuables had been stolen and the place was a wreck. Presley looked strung out and hadn't even noticed things were missing.