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Growing Pains From the Sidelines

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

The humbling tumble from the world of boyhood to confused, chaotic adolescence is upon us. And I am sick over it.

'I Am Their Living Yearbook'

Penny Love | Posted 07.22.2012 | Fifty
Penny Love

In my head, I know that parenthood is just a scaffolding, a temporary support during our children's construction of the actual building of their adult lives. But inwardly, I am beginning the uneasy process of squaring my heart with their growing up and leaving.

Introducing Our Parents' Generation To Transgender Children Can Be Hard But Rewarding

Wayne Maines | Posted 07.16.2012 | Parents
Wayne Maines

I waited for the old man to tell me I was nuts. He looked at me and said, "Maybe I am too old to change. Maybe your son and my grandson will be able to make things better."

What Is It Like to Be a Teenager Today?

Quora | Posted 07.14.2012 | Education
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By James Wang, Quora user I am 18. Let me tell you what life is like. It's awesome and I love it....

Thank You, Single Moms

Don McNay | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home
Don McNay

It's no accident that I fell in love with a single mother. They know how to give unconditional love in a way the average people can't.

A Mother's Scorecard

Sherri Edwards | Posted 07.10.2012 | Parents
Sherri Edwards

Year 7: Nothing will be more endearing than coming home to find your husband with his hair in barrettes having a tea party with your daughters.

Meet The 16-Year-Old Book Reviewer

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Claire Bidwell Smith

Robby Auld came onto my radar when he reviewed my book for The Nervous Breakdown, writing one of the most thoughtful assessments of my memoir to date. I couldn't help wanting to know more about the kid who cracked the literary scene.

What Is the Difference Between a Prom Invitation and a Marriage Proposal? Not Much

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Marriage proposals have always been expected to be beautiful, creative, and memorable events. Well now, too, prom proposals or invitations are expected to be equally creative.

The Trouble with Teens

Michelle Lamar | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Michelle Lamar

As the mother of two teen daughters, there are daily parenting challenges that can't be found in parenting books. The "third circle of hell," also known as parenting teenagers, can be rough.

5 Absolute Rules of Raising Teenagers

Michelle Lamar | Posted 07.07.2012 | Parents
Michelle Lamar

If you haven't experienced the third circle of hell in parenting, a.k.a parenting a teenager, you might want to skip this blog post.

Why is Public & Private Behavior so Different?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.04.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Why is it that people are frequently on their best behavior outside of the home?

Your Boy Prom Mom Guide

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Sure, Boy Prom Moms avoid the dress drama and vetoes, but that's little consolation for the boring tuxedo experience. Not to mention transportation and after-party negotiations...

Study: Heavy Teens Have Trouble Managing Diabetes

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 04.29.2012 | Teen

LOS ANGELES -- New research sends a stark warning to overweight teens: If you develop diabetes, you'll have a very tough time keeping it under control...

How to Meet Your Mother

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.27.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Celebrate Mother's Day by sharing your experiences with your children and encouraging them to share with you. Sit down with your own mother and chat about her life's journey.

How Asians See America

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 04.26.2012 | Arts

In the film "Chungking Express," the actress Faye Wong listens to the Mamas and the Papas hit "California Dreaming" on repeat while she works odd hour...

Not Loving Like

John Brown | Posted 06.21.2012 | Entertainment
John Brown

"Like" is not only America's number one verb, it's, like, its most humongous verbal tic in our, like, most, like, likeable land.

Bandstand and the Headband

Lea Lane | Posted 06.20.2012 | TV
Lea Lane

I remember dressing the morning of the show, putting on my snappiest outfit, aware that the TV cameras would probably do head shots of the audience, as they often did in the smaller Philadelphia studio.

WATCH: Teens Play Chicken With Subway Train

Posted 04.17.2012 | New York

Sure, the teens in this video don't get hit, but jumping onto the train tracks in the New York City subway is always a bad idea New York. Always. T...

Reset the Clock

Elischia Fludd | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Elischia Fludd

Perhaps the nucleus to a better humanity is to practice deep listening, humility and reconstruct the harmful, seductive narratives of violence into healing, self-actualizing narratives of deliberate peace.

What's Next After The Hunger Games: 10 Young Adult Dystopias Coming Out 2012

Lisa Parkin | Posted 06.05.2012 | Books
Lisa Parkin

The number of dystopian-themed books is at its highest since the 1960s. What Young Adult dystopians are you looking forward to reading this year?

Parents, Kids and OCD

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

"You'd think they would know it's not a disease," my daughter said as we watched Emma's parents on Glee discuss her OCD. "Jeesh. I'm a kid and I know that."

Why Our Daughters Are Going in 'One Direction' (and Why It's Mother Approved)

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I, for one, am thrilled that our girls have the opportunity to experience something close to what iyr generation had with the Beatles.

The Ultimate Internet Lingo Guide. WDYT?

Posted 04.15.2012 | Teen

Sometimes parents just don't get it, and when it comes to Internet lingo, they really don't get it. Although you may not even be aware of it, chances...

Can Our Children Handle College Rejections?

Linda Lipshutz, MS, ACSW | Posted 05.30.2012 | Parents
Linda Lipshutz, MS, ACSW

Modern parents have been coached to build their children's self-esteem by offering lavish praise. What parents often fail to do is prepare them for the inevitable disappointments and failures they will encounter.

Happiness Lost: When Kids Take Their Lives

Randy Taran | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

If we fail to offer the skills of self-awareness, self-mastery, and resilience to this generation, we are leaving them disadvantaged and ill-equipped, with some in a precarious position as they try to find their way in this increasingly high-stress world.