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Summer in the '70s: Teen Angst, New Friends and Rock and Roll

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Having attended the same public school since kindergarten, after 6th grade I had to move to a new town. I didn't want to hear about going back to school at all, knowing I had to start 7th grade at a Catholic school, where I didn't know anyone.

5 Expensive Mistakes Parents of a Teen Driver Should Avoid

Laura Adams | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Laura Adams

Having a teenage driver is a hair-raising experience that can keep parents awake at night. And, as if that wasn't enough, parents also get hit with an enormous spike in their auto insurance premium after adding junior to their policy.

3 Words I Wish All Parents Would Remember

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Michelle Rose Gilman

I know you think that all of your actions are in the best interest of your child, but I want to share some lessons learned in the hope that you stop doing some of those seemingly well-intentioned things. I was forced to stop. I hope you choose to.

The Road to Equality in Media... So Far

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

The world has changed a lot in the past few decades, but gay men still face violence and abuse. Anyone cognizant of current events recognizes that we haven't come far enough in trans inclusiveness, and lesbians and bisexual people still get left out in the cold too often.

My 14-Year-Old Wants to Have Sex

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Help her make a choice she can later be proud of: one that reflects her understanding that sex is something very special and worth waiting for.

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

Summer of Service Gives Boost to Jobseekers

Kerry Sullivan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Kerry Sullivan

Around this time of year, many young people are well into summer jobs. Taking advantage of time between school years, they're gaining skills and experience that can translate to future employment success.

My Double Life As The Child Of An Immigrant

Anna Caltabiano | Posted 07.18.2014 | Teen
Anna Caltabiano

In today's world, scenarios like this one are more than frequent. They're everywhere. Being born or living in a different country than the country your parents grew up in has become more and more regular.

Top 10 Things We Will Tell Our Daughters About Sex

Em & Lo | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Writing about sex for the past 15 years has also given us plenty of time to think about how we'd like to raise our daughters, and how we will talk to them (and in some cases, are talking to them) about sex. Here are the top 10 things we want them -- eventually -- to know and understand.

Six Flags Summer

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

The music blaring from the speakers made me feel as if the entire park had frozen since I'd last been there as a teenager, only to start up again as I walked through the gates.

I'm More Than Just 140 Characters Worth Of Hashtags

Jackson Barnett | Posted 07.09.2014 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

I'm going to save my labels for things that are the most important to me: things that are even more specific than "vegetarian," "photographer" or "musician."

11 Ways To Reclaim A Relaxing Summer For Your Family

Grown And Flown | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

It's worth reminding ourselves that summer is a break from routine, after all, not a break from parenting.

It's Not a Race: A Letter to My Daughter Before College

Vicki Abeles | Posted 07.08.2014 | Education
Vicki Abeles

I'm proud of how bravely you've survived the one-size-fits-all pressure cooker that American high school has become. But now that you're preparing to go away to college, I only hope your university experience won't be more of the same.

Teen Trends: There's Good News and Bad News

Tim Elmore | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

The latest report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention just came out. It reveals the results of their regular "Youth Risk Behavior Survey" and contains both good news and bad news about the lifestyle of today's teenagers.

Teen Girls Get Muddy and Do Beautiful Things in Peru With The Advice Project

The Advice Project | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
The Advice Project

They say home is where the heart is. And where is the heart but a place that makes a person feel good, strong, smart and adventurous - a place where instead of feeling self-consciousness over looks, a teen can make conscious decisions to do beautiful things?

Here's What the Media Is Doing to Teenagers Today

Deborah Dunham | Posted 07.01.2014 | Media
Deborah Dunham

Teenagers are often singled out in the media to further create this dramatic, sensationalized stereotype that just, frankly, is not accurate. Our teens know this and feel this too.

These Quotes Nail Everything That's Wrong With School Dress Codes

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.02.2014 | Teen

"I understand that girls shouldn't be coming to school with their butts or chests hanging out, but there has to be a happy medium."

Cyberbullying: We're Focusing on the Wrong Part of the Word

Megan Egbert | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Megan Egbert

Instead of filtering content that our children can access, let's start filtering our own words, decisions and actions in their presence.

The Conversation That Could Save Your Teen's Life (And Your Own)

Glennon Melton | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Glennon Melton

When our kids become adolescents, their world changes so much that sometimes it feels to them that they've landed on a new planet. They are babies in this new complicated world of teen-dom. And so we need to start over, because a more complicated world calls for a more complicated language.

Mom's Helpful Hints Fall on Deaf Armpits

Parri Sontag | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Parri Sontag

As I headed out to CVS, my 17-year-old daughter asked me if I could pick up some deodorant, because she was almost out. I came home with a brand she'd never used before ― my personal fave, which I think is worth the extra buck-fifty: a clear, unscented anti-perspirant/deodorant gel.

Enforcing Good Behavior: The Checkout Line Shouldn't Be the Front Line in Battling Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Kurlander

While this refusal appeared ridiculous, it spoke volumes about the intrusion into our lives that has been institutionalized in our nation. The American cashier is now tasked not only with ringing up sales, but enforcing harsh laws against alcohol and drug consumption.

How Four Cities in the Global South are Fighting Youth Unemployment

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

According to the International Labour Organization, over 70 million 15-24 year olds worldwide are unemployed. This issue is particularly prevalent in ...

How This Mother Learned the Language of Boys

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

None of this even remotely resembled anything I'd ever been interested in before. Ever. And yet this crazy new language was something I desperately wanted to learn.

Through the Eyes of Drive: Insights From an American Teenager

Tywan Wade | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

I'm scared. I'm sitting here, on a Sunday night, in my college dorm room, studying calculus, and I'm scared to death of what's next. It's honestly bee...

Drug Use Linked With Brain Differences In Teens

Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 06/16/2014 04:45 AM EDT on LiveScience Teens who have used drugs even just once in their lives hav...