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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...

Give Me My Adderall!

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

There's certainly a place for these medications in the treatment of ADD. But I think we've done too good a job of "selling" ADD and Adderall as the answer to many teenagers who are in a normative struggle toward maturity.

I Found Condoms in My Son's Room!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I found condoms in my 15-year-old son's room. Should I say something? I don't think I can pretend I didn't find them and I also think he's too young to be having sex!

WATCH: Teen Brutally Attacks Teacher In Alley

Posted 10.09.2012 | Education

An English teacher in Pittsburgh was treated at a hospital for cuts and bruises after he was violently sucker-punched by a teen student while passing ...

School Cheating Scandals -- What's a Parent to Do?

John McCormick | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Is there more that we as parents can do to find real solutions to cheating? What actions can parents take to affect real change so that cheating doesn't become an indelible part of our educational system?

Runaway Train: The Puzzle of Helping Homeless Minors

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.03.2012 | Teen

The problem of homelessness spans issues across the spectrum, but homeless teens have their own unique challenges. Although it's nearly impossible to...

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.