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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.

Sad Dad Left Out of 12-Year-Old Daughter's Life

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

"Daddy, I'm breaking up with you."

How to Never fall for the 'Bad Boy' Again

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Brandi Megan Granett

From now on, I am not going to tell any child that someone tormenting her really just "likes" her and doesn't know how to show it.

What Parents Need to Hear About the HPV Vaccine

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Marianne Mollmann

A large proportion of parents in the United States are more afraid of their kids having sex than they are of their kids getting cancer.

My Daughter Is a Perfectionist!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Many children struggle with perfectionism, whether they are adopted or raised by their biological parents.

Can Online Games Improve Young People's Civic Participation?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Image: Jenny Bolario / Youth Radio By Malachi Segers Young voters make up to close to 20 percent of the electorate in the United States -- a big v...

Teen Beauty Products That Grown Women Will Love

The Huffington Post | Amanda McGowan | Posted 10.16.2012 | Style

Last Christmas my roommate received a gag gift from a friend: a bottle of "Wonderstruck" by pop queen, Taylor Swift. However it didn't take long for m...

Entitlement Reform (for Kids)

Dr. G | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

We need to offer kids and teens a way to measure their frustrations realistically if they're going to have any perspective.

Effectively Parenting Teens: Leading by Example

Sandra Dupont | Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents
Sandra Dupont

During the teen years, it is vital that parents understand their teen's behavior rather than merely react to it.

Teens, Sex and Why Talking Matters

Cecile Richards | Posted 12.11.2012 | Parents
Cecile Richards

If we want to help our kids to make healthy decisions, we have to be clear about our values and about the information we give them on how to stay safe. Nowhere is this truer than those seemingly awkward conversations with teens about sex.

The True Bane of Suburbia: Teenage Wannabe Gangstas

Jenny Isenman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Beware their 8 Mile lingo, t-shirts with moderately offensive sayings and fro-yo addiction. They're hoodlums alright. Well, they wear hoodies and they live in the hood, well, the suburban gated neighbor'hood.

Teen Arrested In Sucker-Punching Of Pennsylvania Teacher

AP | Posted 12.10.2012 | Education

PITTSBURGH — A teenager who sucker punched a schoolteacher in a downtown alley – an attack caught on surveillance video – apparently...