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6 Things Not To Say To A Parent

Allison Tate | Posted 03.08.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

I am always surprised by what strangers are willing to say, especially in front of my children. Most people mean well, but Miss Manners could have a field day with what I have encountered.

Paving a Growth Path Thanks to a Pair of Pants

Meg Seitz | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Meg Seitz

You just made a bold move to save enough money to buy something for yourself. And, without realizing it, you just raised your own gold standard. And with this new gold standard, comes two scary questions -- what's next, and what else do you want for yourself?

Anne Frank's Many Sisters

Abigail E. Disney | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
Abigail E. Disney

Sexy Baby is a chance to begin, with neither prurience nor prudery, to figure out how to help our kids navigate sexual waters that are far rougher and more treacherous than ever, so that they can reach the other side of adolescence well-grounded.

Why Do We Still Teach Girls That It Goes Like This?

Melissa Tapper Goldman | Posted 12.14.2012 | Women
Melissa Tapper Goldman

Based on my main inputs of TV and movies, it was pretty clear what guys were supposed to want. But what were girls and women supposed to want? What were we allowed to want? And separate from all that, what did we want?

Ladies, Stop Calling Each Other Lesbians

Uloop | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Uloop

I was enjoying a lovely stroll to Starbucks today when my morning was promptly ruined by the stupidity of a conversation between two ladies behind me....

The Time I Tried To Blend In With A Bunch Of Teenage Girls

The Hairpin | Posted 09.10.2012 | Women

It’s no secret that I love Regina Spektor. From casual conversations to internet comment sections, I constantly remind anyone who'll listen how impo...

Don't Bend Over: How Short Is Too Short for Shorts?

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

Maybe it's because I'm too old. Or maybe it's because I'm just plain jealous. Or maybe, seriously, it's because I train teachers and work with hundreds of adolescents. In any case, I'm seriously shocked at the lack of length of today's shorts and dresses.

8 Steps To Help Your Teen Unplug

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.23.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, My 14-year-old daughter used to be very social. She was always going to her friends' houses or having them over. But now she is very la...

No, Women Aren't the New Men

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 10.04.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Gender equality is not for women to "overtake" men or actually be men. What's happening is that women are getting more choices and more confidence to make those choices. What's happening is the decline of expectations, long and slow though it may be.

Belated Letter To A Teen Who Mattered

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Was I too busy to walk across the field that separated us and tell you that I cared? I'm not sure whether I hate myself more for thinking that or for knowing that I was scared to reach out to you. I worried about interfering in someone else's business, and I worried that it would be weird to have this older woman, someone else's mom, step into your life.

Kids Today!

JJ Keith | Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents
JJ Keith

I generally think you're all very nice and I appreciate the way you all brought mom jeans back in style right around the time I had a second baby so I can tuck my FUPA under a high waistband.

The Dark Side of Girls' Success In School

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

School gave you rules: if you followed the assignment well, you'd get the good grade. Now following the rules isn't enough. Now the rules aren't clear -- or there aren't any.

Confessions From Former Middle-School 'Mean Girls'

Posted 04.19.2012 | Teen

"Every girl in this school wants to be someone else." - Bridget, 13 Let's face it: For tween girls, middle school can be a total war-zone. Bet...

The Good News About Treating Eating Disorders

Los Angeles Times | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women

April Dunlap was 17 and weighed 165 pounds when she began a diet and exercise regimen. After three months, the 5-foot-5 teen had lost the 20 pounds sh...

Why Our Daughters Are Going in 'One Direction' (and Why It's Mother Approved)

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I, for one, am thrilled that our girls have the opportunity to experience something close to what iyr generation had with the Beatles.

Thinspo Blogging Continues On Everyone's Favorite Site: Pinterest

Hayley Krischer | Posted 05.25.2012 | Women
Hayley Krischer

When I was 15, I went through a bulimic episode.

Wise Words From Our Favorite Rookie

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Wunderkind Tavi Gevinson started a style blog when she was only 13. Through her electric granny-chic aesthetic and insightful voice on feminism and gr...

Girl With Autism Finds Refuge In Art

Posted 03.15.2012 | Arts

Amanda LaMunyon, a talented 16-year-old artist, has Asperger's Syndrome. Instead of being a setback, however, this allows her to concentrate on her pa...

How 'Girl Talk' Like, Changes The Way We All Speak

The Huffington Post | Marissa Piazzola | Posted 03.08.2012 | Teen

When Beyonce said that girls "run the world," she may not have been referring to the way young women influence language, but she would've been right i...

Sisters, We've Let Our Daughters Down

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home
Christina Patterson

How did it happen that so many of our children are going to school, and studying math, and science, and history, and design, and deciding that the best way to get on in the world is to let boys use their bodies?

Why We Need to Abolish This Word

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 05.06.2012 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

We can take this moment to let companies know we will not support them if they support this kind of demeaning speech in the media.

Where Are The Women In Racing?

Julia Landauer | Posted 04.22.2012 | Women
Julia Landauer

Many people expect (or want) to hear that being a woman at the racetrack is rough and that I face constant sexism.

Marriage Rocks -- or Does It?

Sherri Edwards | Posted 04.15.2012 | Parents
Sherri Edwards

I also understand marriages can fail. Yet for those of us continuing the soon antiquated practice of marriage, every union has strengths and flaws.

Not-So-Sweet Seventeen

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Hannah Weintraub

I've been disillusioned by Seventeen's pixie dust more times than I would like to admit. The magazine manufactures self-doubt so girls will buy the quick-fix products displayed on their glossy pages.

Parenting an Almost-Teenager

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

Being a parent is hard. Being a parent of a 12-1/2-year-old girl is even harder.