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A Parent's Role in Bullying

Andy Braner | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

In order to stop the bullying pandemic, we've got to focus on the victim AND the bully. Pain is a tough place to recover from, but with as many hands on deck as we can get, we can begin to chip away at this incredible intolerance invading our schools.

Connecticut 'Mean Girls' Allegedly Give Schoolmates Cupcakes Laced With Urine

Posted 11.27.2012 | Weird News

Two Connecticut high school students found themselves in hot water earlier this month after a "disgusting" prank they allegedly pulled on their school...

The Most Valuable Present You Can Give Your Teen

Andy Braner | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

Don't put too much emphasis on buying your kid the latest 'cool' gift.

What Happened When I Went in to Teach Teens About Social Media?

Mara Shapiro | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

Don't underestimate teenagers and their ability to put aside their swagger to learn. Oh, also, don't try to make them laugh.

Teenage Gymnast Paralyzed During Practice

Posted 11.20.2012 | Teen

A talented, young gymnast has been told that she may never walk again after enduring a bad fall during a practice session. On Friday, 15-year-old J...

The TALK Model of Parenting High-Tech Children, Teens and Young Adults

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Dr. Larry Rosen

In a typical family system there should be a hierarchy of knowledge and power with the parents at the top and the children at the bottom. When it comes to technology, however, often that hierarchy gets turned upside down

Helping Our Children Navigate a Politically Partisan World

John McCormick | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

Shortly after this month's election, I overheard several of my son's friends talking "smack" on the playground about the election's winners and losers. Nothing too derogatory, but several voiced digs along the lines of, "I can't believe your parents voted for [Candidate X]."

How 13-Year Old Girls Can Wipe Out Terrorism

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Mitch Ditkoff

The girls, wired to the max (sugar and wi-fi), radically pick up the pace of their texting and talking like some kind of futuristic teenage particle accelerator. After five minutes, the prisoners stop smiling. After ten, they become silent. After twenty, they start twitching. A lot.

Physician, Speak No Harm

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

We can speak up when doctors betray our trust with their lack of professionalism. And we should seek out physicians who model healthy behaviors and promote wellbeing with competence and caring.

Struggling to Talk to Your Teenager? The Greatest Lesson I Ever Learned.

Andy Braner | Posted 01.15.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

It's our job, our duty and our incredible responsibility to teach, to train and to mentor our teens so they can go on to have long-term healthy relationships.

Bros, Goths, And Divas, Oh My!

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.15.2012 | Arts

There are few landmarks in a growing child's life: first word, first step and then first haircut. As the child enters adolescence, she obtains her fir...

The Rules They Want You to Break

Ruby Love | Posted 01.15.2013 | Teen
Ruby Love

Although many of them won't ever change (don't lie, don't steal, don't cheat, always say please and thank you), the teenage years come with unique rules, some of which seem to be broken daily by the adults around us.

The Beauty of a Bad Situation

Alicia Garey | Posted 01.14.2013 | Parents
Alicia Garey

Now in their teens, they will remember these days. My cancer will be part of their story. It breaks my heart.

'Mom, I Hate You!': Uploading Pics of Your Kids on Facebook Can Come Back to Haunt You

Sarah Tuttle-Singer | Posted 01.13.2013 | Parents
Sarah Tuttle-Singer

When my daughter was born, writhing and purple and looking more like a cross between Lord Voldemort and a plucked chicken than I cared to admit, her father grabbed the camera. First weigh in? Check. First bath? Check. These pictures went flying through the ether and up onto Facebook.

Growing a Generation Who Doesn't know How to Fail

Andy Braner | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

Parents: We are not there to make life easy on our kids. It's our job to help them grow up with the skills to become successful adults.

Twitter Is Changing Kids

Jesse Miller | Posted 01.07.2013 | Technology
Jesse Miller

Has the use of Twitter provided an interactive stage to users who not only expect replies from their favorite celebrities, but who expect that any issue, criminal or personal, can be addressed, vented about or solved on Twitter?

Sandy Relief Donations: Help High School Students Get Life Back to Normal

Indie Lee | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Indie Lee

People are freezing, hungry, and homeless as a result of the storm. Amidst all of that... makeup worries? Seems so inconsequential, right? But then I remembered receiving two different emails from people who lost everything but still wanted face oils and scrubs.

What Would You Do if Your Child Committed a Crime?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

How do we know when normal teen acting-out is a preamble to something far more sinister? Is it our parental responsibility to expose our children's suspicious activity and turn them over to authorities, or do we defend and protect them at all costs?

Will I Be Like Her? Why This Question Haunts Me Every Time I Drink

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

I can't quite shake the little voice in my head that whispers, every time I take a sip of alcohol, Careful: this could change your life.

10 Sure Ways to Get Whatever You Want From Your Parents

Hanaan Rosenthal | Posted 12.29.2012 | Teen
Hanaan Rosenthal

Learn how to ask and you will be rewa

Shyness, Attractive Teen Girls and Being Misunderstood

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

It is our responsibility as parents, teachers, therapists and members of the community to teach others that beauty is not a vaccine against life's difficulties.

How the Boy Scouts Can Restore Their Reputation in this Eagle Scout's Eyes

John McCormick | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

To restore its good name, the Boy Scouts must place the interests and needs of abuse victims before the protection of their own organization.

7 Tips for Balancing Kids' Use of Screens

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Many parents feel that screens have taken over their family's lives. While few could argue about the benefits digital devices offer, as parents, it's important that we establish guidelines for their use so they remain tools, rather than an endless distraction from real life.

20 Things You Need to Say to Your Teenager

Mara Shapiro | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

Kids these days are have so many choices. They're exposed to a lot, much of which they are not equipped or mature enough to handle.

How My Daughter Got Me Down the Mountain

Jenny Block | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Jenny Block

It took me a long time to shake off my mother's fear. I don't want that for my daughter.