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When My Teen Accused Me of Being Old, This Is What I Did

Lori Holden | Posted 12.26.2014 | Fifty
Lori Holden

Instead, I took to heart what she said. I am really old, to her very young eyes. And it appears she does not carry the same judgment in saying so that I do in hearing so. I've lived on this planet -- I've thrived on this planet -- for a long time.

Messages Our Daughters Need to Hear in This Overly Sexualized Society

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Each young woman has purpose well beyond what they see on TV. Self-love is what will bring our daughter long-term happiness and fulfillment. Self-obsession will only bring her depression.

A New Year's Resolution to Tame the Media Beast

Michelle Cove | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Media is not inherently good or bad. It's a messenger, a powerful way to get ideas across to a mass number of people.

The Modern Dilemma: Obsessively Selfish, Compulsively Selfless

Marian Salzman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

We just released our annual trends report for Havas Worldwide, but I'm thinking it could become a monthly thing. Today, the most fundamental truth of what's next (besides death and taxes) is unprecedented change.

This Is What Happens When You Ask 8 Teen Couples To Kiss On Camera

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.22.2014 | Teen

Young love is awkward and sweet and well... awkward. Seventeen-year-old Cas Williams of Toronto knows that as well as any high schooler. The differenc...

A Teenager's Guide To Having An Awful New Year

Levi Krum | Posted 12.22.2014 | Teen
Levi Krum

It's probably too late to ruin this year for you, as Christmas is unfortunately, the jolliest time of the year. But if you read these easy-to-follow instructions, you could find yourself immersed in misery by the time you go back to school!

Lessons In Love From My 16-Year-Old Self

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

We put up our Christmas tree last week. As I combed through the boxes, I picked up a familiar shape carefully wrapped in tissue. I knew what it was before I even unwrapped it. One of my favorite holiday memories, and it took me back just a few years.

Give High School Students the Same Freedom as College Students

Blake Boles | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
Blake Boles

Real learning thrives when students have real choices. Give high school students the same freedom as college students, and we'll take education a step in the right direction.

13 Wishes for My Sweet 13-Year-Old

Janelle Capra | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents
Janelle Capra

I have great memories of my thirteenth birthday. I received some great gifts and even made a special wish that night (which did come true!). So, in honor of my sweet 13-year-old, here are my wishes for her.

The Curious Case of Legal Mail

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Christopher Zoukis

Federally, the law is very clear on legal correspondence. In the Federal Bureau of Prisons, outgoing mail can be sealed and mailed via legal mail call every weekday morning. Correctional staff are not permitted to read these outgoing letters.

Parenting Hurts

Nicole Scobie | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scobie

I kept thinking, kept believing that the pain is "all worth it," because you get this wonderful little human being afterwards who loves you unconditionally and with whom you have this irreversible bond that connects you for life. (Cue mad sarcastic laughter from above.)

Long Island High School Forum on "Policing in America"

Alan Singer | Posted 12.18.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

There has been much discussion about what citizenship education should look like in the 21st century. This was an outstanding example of young people becoming activists, raising questions with adults, searching for answers, and sharing their ideas with a broader audience.

I'm A Person With A Disability And My Body Is Not A Mistake

Kristin Duquette | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Kristin Duquette

But as inner turmoil may come and go, I've come to realize that my body is pure, specifically designed, and not left to be abandoned. That my body is a dimension of myself, and something of power and strength.

A Teenager's Guide to Good Parenting

Quora | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Quora

We are at a point in our lives where as much as we need you to be realistic with us, we also need you to be supportive of our dreams. No matter what your child wants to do, make sure they know that you'll help them get there.

All I Need to Know About Teens, People and Life I Learned From My Cat

Darah Zeledon | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents
Darah Zeledon

All living things can be nothing other than what they are. When we use coercion or try to control another's destiny, eventually, it'll backfire.

Bombarded by the Right Stuff

Ari Andersen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

Bombardment is a funny word. First of all, if you say it without thinking about what it means, it just sounds ridiculous. Bom-bard-ment. How strange. ...

Watch These Kids Sing, Dance And Fly Their Way To Hollywood Boulevard

Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

Hollywood actors appear larger than life on the big screen. But what everyone really wants to see is what they were like before they got famous. W...

What Not to Say to College Students

Susannah Keogh | Posted 12.12.2014 | College
Susannah Keogh

Oh, you know, writing a couple of 1,000 word essays a term with barely any contact time is just a walk in a park. Seriously. A college degree isn't meant to be easy -- come on people.

Yoga Bare

Amy Mullis | Posted 12.10.2014 | Comedy
Amy Mullis

It's not that the folks in one part of the country eat healthier than the others, but I come from a place in the South where if you slow down for a yellow light, we will deep fry your car.

20 Not-Stupid Questions to Ask Your Kids Over the Holidays

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

There is nothing like a holiday to bring people together. And once you're together, you have to converse. There is a whole list of typical questions...

Open Letter to Kim K: How to Tell the Difference Between a BFF and Your Kid

Joyce Linder | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Joyce Linder

Your kids don't need another friend. They need a loving, respectful and respectable role model who will help them become a happy, productive adult! For those of you who need a reminder, here are five ways to know the difference between a BFF and your kids...

The 14 Most Fearless Teens Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.03.2014 | Teen

HuffPost Teen spent the year documenting the adventures and achievements of incredible, badass teens who are dominating social media, revolutionizing...

14 Essential Truths About Raising A Tween Girl

Galit Breen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Never "dumb down" your conversations. Share with her happy things and hard things and important things. Model a good debate, a strong reaction, smart questions and kind (re)actions.

Meet The Teen Band That Might Just Take Over Rock Music

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.01.2014 | Teen

If you saw the members of Austin band Residual Kid in passing, you might think they were heading to school or a skate park, and you definitely wouldn'...

Teens Now Have A Say In New York City's Government

AP | By JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Rashana Jackman isn't old enough to vote in an election, but she could soon have a vote on a city-appointed board that takes influen...