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How Your Teen Years Could Come Back To Haunt You

Posted 02.01.2013 | Weddings

A new study suggests that teens who get along well with their families are more likely to have successful future marriages. The study, published in...

BFFs Play Surprising Role In Teen Drinking, Study Shows

Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 01/30/2013 07:01 AM EST on LiveScience Best friends might play the biggest role in influencing when teens...

Why Buy When You Can Swap?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Shira Golding/FlickrCC By Asha Richardson As a college student, I love this whole phenomenon of the “sharing economy." Th...

Do Kids Have the Chance to Be Kids Today?

Andy Braner | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

When my first son turned 6 years old, a new era began in our family. We were ushered quickly into the wonderful world of YMCA soccer. When you graduate from Gerber baby food to the fresh-cut grass pitch of the local Y soccer league, you're in for a treat.

The New Wave for Women and Girls: IN Mermaids, OUT Vampires

Brenda Peterson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Books
Brenda Peterson

It's not that I didn't like vampires; it's just that I didn't get why a woman would want her life's blood drained away to spend her eternal life with a dead man. Too much like some of my own relationships. Not my idea of romance.

The Thing That Propels Me In The Right Direction

D.J. Wilson | Posted 03.23.2013 | Fifty
D.J. Wilson

Join me today in reflecting on just where and who we are at this moment in our lives. Who or what has influenced you the most in your journey? The least?

15 Comes In Many Sizes

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.22.2013 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

I told my daughter that 15-year-olds, like 63-year-olds, come in lots of different shapes and sizes. We all get to the same place, even if we arrive at different times.

Video Games Hold No Answers

Paul Mones | Posted 03.19.2013 | Crime
Paul Mones

Restricting access to high-capacity weapons is a needed step, but we are deluding ourselves if we believe that any legislation curbing media violence in any of its forms will prevent future tragedies like Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Why Are More Teens Turning to Tumblr?

Sue Scheff | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Over the past week, you may have seen the recent study by Posterous co-founder Gary Tan, which stated that more teens are on Tumblr than on Facebook or Instagram. So what is going on?

The Day I Decided to Send My Daughter to Rehab

Babble.com | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

I raced into the house and couldn't believe what I saw before me. My house had been burgled. Most of my valuables had been stolen and the place was a wreck. Presley looked strung out and hadn't even noticed things were missing.

What Woman Do You See In the Mirror?

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

The other day, I got to see someone I hadn't seen in a long time -- the real me. It wasn't in a mirror, it was in the eyes of a 19-year-old boy at the supermarket checkout. Let me tell you, it was an eye-opener.

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.