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Do Relationships Prevent Bad Behavior?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.09.2012 | Home

Does being in a long-term, committed relationship make you more well-behaved than your friends who date around? According to a recent study from the U...

Is 50 Really the New 15?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

As someone well into my fifties, the popular aphorism "50 is the new 15" makes me laugh. Who are we kidding? Sure, being 50 today means something different than it did for our parents. But 50 is simply the "new 50!"

The Joys (Sort Of) Of A Half Empty Nest

Christie Mellor | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Christie Mellor

I recently finished a book on one of my favorite topics: What my husband and I are going to do with our empty nest years. I think about it a lot -- perhaps more than I should, considering -- oops, almost forgot! We still have a 14-year-old at home.

Cheating On The SATs: A Family Dinner Table Talk

Posted 11.30.2011 | Parents

Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This week, students from Great Neck, New York who attend one of the top high sc...

6 Tips for Helping Your High Schooler Succeed

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 11.27.2011 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

My son started high school last month. After a month of practice, I've learned what's makes the daily high school experience go more smoothly.

How To Talk To Your Tween About Personal Hygiene

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Rosalind Wiseman

Don't you remember how wonderful your kids smelled as babies? Well, they grow up -- and they smell. Here's how to painlessly teach them to keep their body odor in check.

New York Leaps Into the Middle School Trap

Peter Meyer | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Peter Meyer

What was so odd about Dennis Walcott's announcement that NYC was opening 50 new middle schools is that the most recent research suggesting that a middle school grade configuration is probably not the way to go was done in his city.

Kids: Sleep Goes Down, Weight Goes Up

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The results of a recent study indicate that every additional hour of sleep young children receive can reduce their risk of being overweight.

Watch: Hockey Mom Accused of Sleeping With Son's Teammates

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.20.2011 | Crime

The mother of a teenage hockey player in California has been accused of sleeping with her son's teammates. ABC News reports that Katia Marie Davis...

Was Bullied, Now A Bully, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.28.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket talks about the cycle of abuse of bullying, and how to break it. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=5172...

Leaving America's Kids Behind

Ashley Sobhani | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Ashley Sobhani

How can we level the playing field so that we all have a greater opportunity to become productive members of society, not just those who live in more affluent communities?

Everyone Has Something They're Keeping Inside

Katie Ziraldo | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home
Katie Ziraldo

No one is as simple as they seem or as complicated as they try to be. When it comes down to it, everyone has something they're keeping inside at school, whether it's a bad break up, a pregnancy, family problems, insomnia, stress, bulimia, or in my case, a death in the family.

Mondays With Marlo: Ann Shoket, Editor-In-Chief Of Seventeen Magazine (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket, Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen magazine joined me on Mondays with Marlo to talk about the magazine's campaign against bullying. var src_ur...

Encourage Your Teens To Talk About Bullying, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Do you think that your child is being bullied? Ann Shoket explains how to encourage them to talk about it. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/S...

Teach Your Parents Well: Teens Teach Their Parents How to Use Tech Wisely

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 11.12.2011 | Parents
Susan Kaiser Greenland

It's the habit and the hubris of parents and educators to ask, "What can we teach teenagers?" rather than the other way around. Yet, when it comes to using technology wisely, we would be wise to take a lesson from them.

Can I Go to High School With My Kid?

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

I know I don't have a choice here. I know I have to let him grow up. And I really do want him to.

Back-To-School Surgery?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Today, more and more teens are spending their summer days -- and savings -- preparing to start this new chapter in their lives with surgically refreshed bodies and faces.

Your Turn: Bullying

Posted 11.01.2011 | Women

When I was a little girl, my father taught me a very important lesson about how to deal with bullying. if(typeof AOLVP_cfg==='undefined')AOLVP_cfg=[]...

I Have to Ask: Have You Ever Been Bullied?

Posted 11.01.2011 | Women

Microphone in hand, I set out to ask perfect strangers one question that I really wanted to know the answer to – have you ever been bullied? if(...

6 Rules Teens Want Parents to Know

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2011 | Parents
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Teens love their parents and deep down they want to get along and have a relationship that they can always count on. However, some things parents do that can drive their kids crazy -- and even sabotage a good relationship.

BRB, I'm Throwin' Down: A Survival Guide for Teenage Slang on the Internet

Hulu.com | Posted 10.30.2011 | Comedy
Hulu.com

It appears teenagers have become sentient. They're infiltrating our society, they've learned how to walk upright (sort of), and they've even started to create their own cryptic language.

Mean Girls

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 10.29.2011 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

Why do we need to hurt, put down, insult, and otherwise belittle others to make ourselves feel good? I'm sure there are many, many answers and reasons to the broad societal issue of bullying, but with girls, there seems to be an additional impetus.

Young Women Mobilize Movement to Protest Termination of U.S. House Page Program

Tabby Biddle | Posted 10.18.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

The almost 200-year-old tradition of the U.S. House of Representative Page Program will be terminated at the end of the month due to budget cuts and the improvements in technology.

Teaching My Teenager to Be Her Own Champion

Michelle Renee | Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents
Michelle Renee

At what point do we know that it is time to step back and begin to teach our children how to be their own biggest fan?

Parent Regrets: Why I Wish We Never Had Gone To See Taylor Swift

Andrea Lampros | Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents
Andrea Lampros

A note to moms: If you're thinking about taking your daughters to see Taylor Swift as their first concert, and maybe your first show since the Indigo Girls in 1996, please don't. If you're thinking you'll see a sweet Southern singer/songwriter on stage with her guitar, a few pretty dresses, and simplistic but heartfelt lyrics, you won't.