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The Mythology Of Teen Boys 'Snapping'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Teen boys and other individuals who commit violent crimes do not simply snap. Rubber bands snap. People do not.

They Need to See the World

Andy Braner | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

One gift you can give your teenager before they graduate from high school is a bigger picture of the world. After all, it's only getting smaller.

What to Do if Your Child Is a Loner

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Mostly sweet and sensitive, socially awkward kids quietly inhabit the fringes of our world. If they're lucky, they have one similarly-afflicted friend; someone to take the edge off the loneliness.

A Generation Without Friends

Andy Braner | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

A friend is no longer someone who rides with you on their bike down the street, they're the one who "liked" your photo.

Week 1 of Resolving to 'Post-it' for 365 Days

Greg Barrett | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Greg Barrett

Both of my kids have huge hearts and engaging minds. But those descriptions are vague, trite. If I hope to get a year's worth of material, I need to be specific. I need anecdotes and things to praise. I need an open mind and eyes that stay open. I need to pay better attention.

5 Out-of-the-Box New Year's Resolutions for Parents of Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Let's do something a little less boring and a little more fun this year with and for our teens. How about instead of resolving to scream less, to have more patience and to talk less negatively about their dads, we instead make resolutions that sound like fun?

How My Mother Helped Me Transition To An Empty Nest

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 03.02.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

And so here we are, on the eve of the New Year -- a year that will be all about saying goodbye to the old way of doing things and hello to our new stage of life. A year in which I need to accept that the traditions that revolved around my children can evolve and yet still be meaningful and intimate.

Starting the New Year Right with Your Teen

Andy Braner | Posted 03.02.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

What if our New Year's Resolutions revolved around helping others achieve theirs? Stay with me for a second.

An iPhone Contract From Your Mom

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

Failure to comply with the following list will result in termination of your iPhone ownership.

Five New Year's Resolutions That Parents of Teens Need to Make

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

It's that time of year again when parents are resolving to lose weight, join a gym and attend classes regularly, breathe deeply frequently and stop screaming and on and on the list goes. In most of these cases these same issues show up on next year's list, right?

From Childhood to Manhood, You're 18 Years Old Today

D.J. Wilson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents
D.J. Wilson

Today is your 18th birthday. In the eyes of the world, you have now crossed the threshold from youth to manhood.

Alaska Student Arrested for Alleged School Shooting Threats

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime
Alaska Dispatch News

Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut on Dec. 14, Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew said that the most important thing that...

Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Box Office Magic Makes Middle Age the New 20-Something

Debra Sharon Davis | Posted 02.19.2013 | Fifty
Debra Sharon Davis

What does it mean when an intelligent film like Lincoln, in its sixth week of major release last weekend, came in number three at the domestic box office, beating both Skyfall and the the last installment of the Twilight Saga this busy holiday season?

What Are You Teaching Your Teens About Holiday Behavior?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.19.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

It starts something like this: You go to a relative's house for the holidays. Soon, the adults start to drink a little, lose their inhibitions and start to regress to their younger selves. You start to tell old stories. Oh no, you have forgotten that your teenage children are in the room.

Learning to Build Global Leaders From Around the World

Andy Braner | Posted 02.16.2013 | Education
Andy Braner

They're concerned with school, sports and social standing. They want to impress people around them so they feel important. They're longing for someone to validate them as people. And most of all, they just don't want to live life alone.

Exposing Racist Tweets Raised My Awareness

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Donisha Dansby “If Romney wins, the monkeys will finally quit seeing our President as one of their brothers.” “They call it th...

Study Reveals Surprising Facts About Gay Teens In Rural Areas

Posted 12.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students living in rural areas are considerably more likely to feel unsafe in their respective academic ...

Notes From the Heart on Behalf of Angels at Risk

Susie Spain | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Susie Spain

Angels at Risk is a nonprofit dedicated to addressing the crisis of teenagers and their families at risk for drug and alcohol use and abuse. As a comm...

A Role Model Athlete for Our Children

John McCormick | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

When it comes to the question of whether athletes are appropriate role models for teens, Robert Griffin III could be a game changer

California Teen Starts Campaign To Cover Up

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen

A South Pasadena high school student is encouraging her fellow classmates to join the campaign to cover up. Saige Hatch, 15, started the South Pasa...

How I Reclaimed Hanukkah and Got Rid of the Teenage Gimmies

Mara Shapiro | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

I asked my teenagers what they wanted for holiday gifts. They said they didn't know. And nothing. How is this possible? Teenagers in a consumer age and not only do you have everything you need, you don't actually want anything? I was surprised. And then I patted myself on the back.

The Boy Next Door

Leigh Flayton | Posted 02.05.2013 | Women
Leigh Flayton

Paul and I had been pals for a long time as kids but, like many early friendships between boys and girls, ours didn't survive the treachery of adolescence.

I Want My Daughters Back!

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Some people claim that God created teenagers so parents wouldn't die of utter despair when their formerly adorable children left the nest and toddled off to college. But what if your teenagers are not insufferable? What if they're sweet, affectionate and pleasant to be around? What then?

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...