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ReThink Review: The Perks of Being A Wallflower -- Adapted With Love

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The film's palpable sense of honesty and authenticity is surely due to the fact that Chbosky not only wrote the film's screenplay, but also directed Perks in his hometown of Pittsburgh.

Oregon Teen Rescues Boy From House On Fire

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 09.26.2012 | Teen

A fire broke out on the second story of a family home in Oregon on Monday night, and 8-year-old Cody Ma was trapped in a room upstairs, the Oregonian ...

Recipe for a Non-Controversial School Year

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 11.26.2012 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

It's possible our tone may be misinterpreted as overly stern by some readers and for that we apologize. We're simply making a statement of purpose. This letter is not meant as a threat. It's a teachable moment.

Down With "The Talk"!: Changing the Narratives We Tell Ourselves About Talking to the Kids about Sex (Part 1 of 4)

Deborah M. Roffman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Books
Deborah M. Roffman

With the entire nation having come through an era marked by a virtual tsunami of scientific, cultural, social, and technological change, how is it possible that adults remain as tongue-tied and clueless as ever over delivering what in reality are merely some pretty basic and mundane facts about life?

What's The Most Rebellious Thing You Did As A Teenager? (WATCH)

Posted 10.17.2012 | MarloThomas

Microphone in hand, I went out and asked the people of New York: What is the most rebellious thing you did as a teenager? var src_url="http:/...

10 Secret Regrets Teens Never Talk About

Kevin A. Hansen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Kevin A. Hansen

Social media has teens living their lives out online for everyone to see -- friends and family as well as their enemies and bullies. All too often, when problems arise, teens hold everything inside instead of reaching out for help.

Parenting Long-Distance: Troubleshooting College Problems

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

How can a parent provide positive support when college kids phone or text home with complaints? Below are five common college kid complaints and some solutions to get you started.

Not Just One Less: HPV Vaccine for Males

Alexander Spring | Posted 11.13.2012 | Teen
Alexander Spring

In 2006, Gardasil became available for girls ages six to 24. In 2009, the vaccine became available for males. The majority of people are unaware that the vaccine is effective in males as well as females.

Children's Immersion in Technology Is Shocking

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Our default is connectivity, so being connected has become the norm and our comfort zone. Any break from that norm takes us out of that comfort zone and can create real feelings of loss and anxiety.

Answering Kids' Awkward Questions

John McCormick | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Last week, I sat down with my 11-year-old son to deliver that time-honored rite of passage -- for parents as well as kids -- our first "Birds and the Bees" talk. I was prepared for every possible question, except the one he asked.

CAPTION THIS: 'Pretty Little Liars' Finale

Brittany Binowski | Posted 08.28.2012 | Teen

Things are more than complicated for the liars. In one of the most teased-out scenes of the finale, Hanna sobs on Aria's shoulder as they watch EMT...

Coming of Age Rites Are Growing Up

Marta Segal Block | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Marta Segal Block

Although many cultures have coming of age rituals, in most of the U.S. three kinds of parties take center stage: Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceañeras and Sweet 16 parties. Like the children who have them, these parties are undergoing changes and those changes have become big business.

Is 7 the New 10? Why Do Some Girls Start Puberty So Early?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Puberty typically isn't a favorite memory for any of us. During that angst-ridden ride between childhood and adulthood, nearly everyone's best goal is simply to fit in. That's even tougher when you're only in second grade.

Tales Of A Pre-Quarter Life Crisis: The Kids Are Bored

Braden Bochner | Posted 10.24.2012 | Teen
Braden Bochner

I feel like it's a requirement for teenagers to be bored at some point in their coming-of-age years. One moment we're out and about, loving life, and the next we just want go to bed with a banana split and cry.

Salute a Teenager

Maureen Anderson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Some people can't wait to pass along the latest bad news. I feel guilty if I hear -- or notice -- good news and don't pass that along.

The Most Ignorant Thing You Could Say To A Mom

Andrea Bonior | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

A parent's biggest challenge -- and privilege -- is to watch these moments and try to make the most of them before they slip away. But those moments are just as important at 5, 10 and 15 as they are at five months, and it's not just Moms who bear this responsibility.

Trouble Talking About Oral Sex

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Deborah Schoeberlein

If teens are ready to have oral (or any other) sex, then we, as a society, need to do our utmost to help them recognize that "being ready" means more than just understanding the mechanics or being afraid of STDs.

Patience And Parenting

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents
Garry Gilfoy

As an educator of teachers and counsellors, I never have to wait long to hear the next sentence that contains an expletive alongside the word "teenager." Having raised three of my own, I'm not unrealistic about the challenges that they can bring.

Life Lessons From an Almost 20-Something

Hannah Orenstein | Posted 10.18.2012 | Teen
Hannah Orenstein

While I can't deny I didn't experience my own fair share of teen atrocities, I'm making it out the other side unscathed. Here's what I learned each year along the way.

A Letter From a Teacher to Students

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

Most of you, regardless of whether you're a freshman or senior, are beginning to feel the anxiety and nervousness that comes with a new school year. I once faced many of the same fears, worries, insecurities and hopes that you do.

Advice For Teenagers: Old Words Take On New Meaning With Judge's Advice

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents

Whether you agree with the advice or not, some no-nonsense words directed at teenagers have drawn the attention of parents and youth alike after going...

Parenting Teenagers: Translating Teen Speak

Michelle Lamar | Posted 10.10.2012 | Parents
Michelle Lamar

If you are a parent with teenagers, one of the first things you need is a translator.

A Teen, a Trauma, and a Tragedy: Is Brain Damage to Blame?

Ben Thomas | Posted 08.10.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

On the night Austin Trenum suffered his concussion, he started to change. As if the concussion had left Austin's brain intact and functional, but had changed him in ways that proved too subtle to catch except in hindsight.

The Book That Will Win Back Teenage Males

Eric Kester | Posted 10.09.2012 | Books
Eric Kester

The literary world has lost the teenage boy. When school begins in the fall and I ask my students who read a book this summer, only a few male hands will reach skyward. I'll be ostensibly upset because there was a summer reading assignment, but deep down I'll somewhat understand.

Teens Take Manhattan

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 10.07.2012 | Travel
Tracy Shaffer

Wondering what to do with teenagers in New York City? So was I. But in my typical Virgo style I set out to take Manhattan by storm, by geographic zone, on time and on a budget.