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10 Books to Read While Waiting Impatiently for Maleficent

Colleen Oakes | Posted 04.17.2014 | Books
Colleen Oakes

Less than two months until Angelina Jolie hits the screen as Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent in Disney's upcoming movie. While you wait, here are 10 books to tide you over until the movie premieres!

9 Insightful Quotes From Teens Who Really 'Get It'

Posted 04.18.2014 | Teen

Life can be tough for people at any age, but most would agree that being a teenager is exceptionally difficult. When else can you can wake up with the...

10 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With College Rejections

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Unless you are the parent of a child who got into their top choice school using the early decision process, then you are most likely among the multitude of parents who are trying to deal with an emotional vortex fraught with anxiety and stress.

Self-Confidence Begins at Home

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

A child's sense of self is shaped by every interaction he or she has, but it is shaped most powerfully by how they are loved and parented at home. How a child sees themselves will influence every aspect of their life from their education, relationships to their overall well-being.

Unexpected Portraits Capture Teen Girls When They Aren't Looking

Feature Shoot | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Feature Shoot

More Than Violet makes room for the unexpected and ask questions of girlhood, womanhood and the uncomfortable idea of being looked at.

What I Would Do If I Could Rewrite My Family's History

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
John Duffy, Psy.D.

Today is my father's birthday. He would have turned 84 years old today, had he survived beyond the way-too-impossibly-young age of 68. Though it's closing in on two decades since I last shared my day with him, road-tripped with him, or swam with him out to that little sand bar in the Gulf of Mexico, I can still hear his voice.

Mississippi's Horrific Approach to Sex Education

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.11.2014 | Education
Steve Siebold

What was supposed to educate and inform teenagers in the state has turned into a big joke.

Kim Bhasin

Something Strange Is Happening To Teens' Pants

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

America's teenagers are dropping their jeans and replacing them with elastic-waistband stretch pants, according to a well-regarded report on teenage b...

Lean In, Take a Leap

Mable Chan | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Mable Chan

When I was young and restless about my future after high school in Hong Kong, I leaned into the headwinds and dropped the "A-bomb" on my mom one night after dinner. "Mommy, I want to go to America."

A Place Where Every Young Person Has a Chance to Be a Leader

Global Kids | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

In a Global Kids workshop you learn, but you don't know that you're learning. You'd start off with something that feels like a game, and then that game evolves into a discussion.

When The Beach Boys Were Teen Idols

Patrick Hess | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Looking back I realize the impact music had on our family. Every one of us bought 45's for our personal record players in our rooms. At every age in our home, music was a dynamic that tied us together.

What Adults (Apparently) Can't See When They Look At Teens

Isabel Song | Posted 04.09.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

Most teenagers do not adhere to the image of the stereotypical teen. Stop saying that we don't care about world affairs; many of us concerned about the world's future, especially since we will be the next ones to inherit responsibility for it.

Teen Actor Cameron Ocasio -- Stealing the Scene on Sam & Cat

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.07.2014 | TV
Ilana Rapp

"Sure, I have made mistakes, but nothing major that I regret. I do observe and learn from other people's mistakes and hopefully whatever mistakes I make in the future, will be minor."

The Worst Question to Ask Your Teenage Son

Megan McDonough | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Megan McDonough

When your teenager is being, well, a teenager, take a deep breath, relax and smile. This open approach will make you far more receptive to new and novel strategies to make lemonade from lemons.

7 Steps To Raising Stellar, Successful, Self-Sufficient Children

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Self-awareness is at the core of emotional intelligence and is crucial to your children reaching their academic and personal goals throughout their lives.

5 Things Every Teen Is Tired Of Hearing

Amy Yoelin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Teen
Amy Yoelin

When I hit the age bracket of being a teenager, everything changed -- from the books I read, to the websites I used. At the same time, I found that more and more people would expect the following from me.

Why Every 20-Something Needs a Teenage Best Friend

Jessica Kane | Posted 04.07.2014 | Teen
Jessica Kane

I always got along fairly well with adults, but with each passing year I came to realize that I enjoyed the company of younger friends equally if not more than with peers.

Let Your Teenager Sleep -- the Brain Needs It

Bobbi DePorter | Posted 04.04.2014 | Parents
Bobbi DePorter

It's easy for teen's to forgo sleep because they have so many things competing for their time and attention, including homework, social functions and after-school activities. However, teens will ultimately function better in all of these areas when they make time for adequate rest.

Teenzilla and the Frontal Lobe

Amy Lord | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Amy Lord

Was there a reason for this ridiculous behavior? If so, was there a cure and was I going to be the next Freud of the teenage psyche? I finally found my calling!

5 Ways to Move From College Rejection to Acceptance

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Joseph

If you know any seniors and/or parents suffering from rejection-induced despair, here are five tips to help guide them through the month of April.

My Spring Break Flight Attendant Said 'Don't Helicopter'

Dana Mark | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

Earlier that day when I'd asked the kids what they were most looking forward to at home, I realized I couldn't think of anything myself other than my bed. As I stopped the baby from grabbing my son's headphones, I could feel a dark pit in my chest forming, tears pooling in my eyes.

Fairytale Economics

Delany Higgins | Posted 04.02.2014 | Teen
Delany Higgins

Recently, while avoiding some homework, I came across a video of a presentation given at Bowdoin College. I was cautious, at first, about clicking "pl...

The Editor's Response to 13-Year-Old Is Horrible

Tony Posnanski | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

Luke Kennedy, editor of Tracks Magazine, started by talking about how his mother got him into surfing. How he loved the sport because of her. How so many of his writings have to do with her. How he has tried and really worked hard on bringing women's surfing into his magazine. Yet, he did not discuss what Chelsea, the August vixen in Tracks, had to do with surfing.

The Fantastic Dreams We Dream

Patrick Hess | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

As any parent can relate, the bewilderment and oft spoken belief for a future of adventure and excitement that our children share at various ages is something we cherish and reminisce at the same time.

5 Tips for Setting Limits on Kids' Cyber Behaviors

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Deborah Schoeberlein

It's scary out there, but being afraid isn't helping any of us. So, here are a few key points to consider and some practical suggestions for parents of young teens.