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The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree When It Comes To Driving

Deborah Hersman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Deborah Hersman

This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week -- the perfect time to examine whether we are being good role models and teaching our teens the skills they need to be safe on the roads.

Cyberbullying, Online Abuse or Political Scandal: 41-Year-Old Monica Lewinsky Ought to Know the Difference

Diane Primo | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Diane Primo

I am shocked--shocked--that Monica Lewinsky considers the Internet the major contributor to her ruined reputation; shocked that she considered her situation similar to Tyler Clementi's; and shocked at her timing.

Is Online Dating TOO Easy?

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 10.21.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

In the past, you would have to wander up to the person you liked and blurt out some embarrassing sentence that they would laugh at, and then it would take time and patience before something would come to be. Now, with online dating and Tinder, you skip all of the steps of finding and actively pursuing each other.

It's NOT All About That 'Bass'

Lauren Galley | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Lauren Galley

Size does matter, according to the media; however, I love the fact that Meghan is so beautiful and successful and she's not a size two! This is the kind of Girl Power that every girl should see and she wears it so well, but she negates this positive message when she suggests the importance of a girl shaking her body for boys.

Dear 9th Graders: College Applications Can Wait. Following These 5 Tips Can't

Scott Anderson | Posted 10.21.2014 | College
Scott Anderson

None of the tips listed here are explicitly designed to make you a better college applicant when you get to that point, but that's exactly what they'll do if you follow them. And by "better," I don't mean competitively packaged. I mean authentic.

Here's How Ridiculous It Would Look If Teens Had To 'Come Out' As Being Smart

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.20.2014 | Teen

"Mom, Dad. Um, I have something to tell you and I don't know how to say this. I'm... smart." So says the teen protagonist in the hilarious viral v...

It's Okay To Know (Or Not Know) How You Want To Shape Your Life

Isabel Song | Posted 10.20.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

Even with all those unknowns, I'm not letting them -- or anyone else -- keep me from chasing after my dreams, my wants. Just because there's a possibility I'll change my mind one day isn't justification for not pursuing my current dreams at all.

Middle Schoolers: Victory On and Off the Field

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
Jayme Cellitioci

There are many ways for our children to experience teamwork and success on and off the field and the wonderful part is that these experiences can be complimentary.

In Defense Of Teen Girls

Alida Nugent | Posted 10.16.2014 | Teen
Alida Nugent

When I was 16, unsurprisingly, I didn't think I mattered much. When I was 16, I didn't think anybody would listen to me until I was older. When I was 16, I had so many things to say, and I didn't get to really say any of them.

Can't Get My Teen to Get Out of Bed in the Morning!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I struggle every morning to get my 17-year old son up for school. He messes around on his computer till way past midnight and is exhausted every morni...

Letter to My Dystopian Teenage Self

Daisy J Lin | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Daisy J Lin

I know, life sucks right now. You're frustrated and no one gets what you're going through. You've been tossed about in the moshpit known as life, and you're tired of smacking into people. It seems like it's going to be this way forever. But it won't be.

Why We're All The Same Freaks We Were In High School -- And Why That's Okay

Robin Hoffman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

As a teenager I felt like that solid, red pimple with no give, no whitehead ripe for a satisfying squeeze. The pain on the outside reflecting the tense churning and discomfort underneath. A differentness I knew would keep me permanently locked out of their circle, disconnected from everyone else who seemed so in tune with one another. They had best friends. I never did.

Healing the World, One Conversation at a Time

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Mark Goulston, M.D.

What do you say to a group of homeless 10-to-17-year-olds living with their single mothers at one of the largest homeless shelters in the country, in one of the most drug and crime infested parts of Los Angeles?

How Rude! Alex J. Packer's New Teen Guide to Good Manners Is a Must-have Book!

LuxEco Living | Posted 10.14.2014 | Books
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World "Hallelujah! Finally a book for all ages...

'The Doctors' Get Personal About Parenting: What Experts are Telling Their Kids About Sexuality, Drugs, Bullying and More

Caroline Presno | Posted 10.14.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

I asked several of the doctors from the show The Doctors about the successful ways they are parenting their own kids.

The Kids Are More Than All Right

Susan D. Blum | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Susan D. Blum

Courage and commitment can emerge from people with brave back stories, or out of a spark of indignation. This can occur at any age.

Parents, You Need to Help Us Manage Stress

Vedika Issrani | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Vedika Issrani

How do can adults help equip teenagers with the means to deal with the increasingly stressful situations of this day and age?

The Art of Saying 'I'm Sorry'

Judy Mollen Walters | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Judy Mollen Walters

I never learned to say "I'm sorry." In my household growing up, it wasn't said too often. But learning to say it, and say it the right way, is such a ...

Practical Strategies for Parenting a Suicidal Teen

Michelle LeRoy, PhD, LP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents
Michelle LeRoy, PhD, LP

Thoughts of suicide, or "suicidal ideation," are relatively common among teenagers and young adults. A whopping 12.1 percent of American teenagers seriously consider attempting suicide in their lifetime, and approximately 2 million teens in the United States go on to attempt suicide each year.

10 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Adolescent

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Accept that what you did yesterday won't work today. Your child is changing and growing and your relationship with him or her has to accommodate that growth. To do this, your behavior is going to have to change, too.

You Can Now Video Chat Your Dog Thanks To This Brilliant Teen's Invention

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.06.2014 | Teen

At age 12, Brooke Martin of Spokane, Washington came up with a new way to stay in touch with her golden retriever. Now-14-year-old Brooke, armed with ...

3 Ways to Stop Your Teen From Making Risky Choices About Dating and Sex

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

Know where your children are, who they are with and what they are doing, at all times. When it comes to dating, this means supervising your teenager's dates.

10 Perfect Halloween Costumes For You And Your BFFs

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.03.2014 | Teen

Why dress up all on your lonesome when there are so many costumes perfect for you and your BFFs to wear together? This Halloween, show off your cre...

How To Deal With Your Teen's Broken Heart

High50 | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty
High50

Teenage heartbreak. Whether they've ended the relationship or been dumped, one thing's for sure. Their world has completely stopped spinning. And now, it's up to you to help them pick up the pieces and move on. But where do you start?

I Refuse To Put Your Teen On A Diet

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC | Posted 10.02.2014 | Parents
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

You or your doctor believes your teenager may be overweight or obese. I know how concerned you must be. The teenage years are tough enough. I'm happy you reached out to me for help, but I want to make sure you understand how I work with teens.