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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.

Learning to Build Global Leaders From Around the World

Andy Braner | Posted 02.16.2013 | Education
Andy Braner

They're concerned with school, sports and social standing. They want to impress people around them so they feel important. They're longing for someone to validate them as people. And most of all, they just don't want to live life alone.

Exposing Racist Tweets Raised My Awareness

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Donisha Dansby “If Romney wins, the monkeys will finally quit seeing our President as one of their brothers.” “They call it th...

Study Reveals Surprising Facts About Gay Teens In Rural Areas

Posted 12.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students living in rural areas are considerably more likely to feel unsafe in their respective academic ...

Notes From the Heart on Behalf of Angels at Risk

Susie Spain | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Susie Spain

Angels at Risk is a nonprofit dedicated to addressing the crisis of teenagers and their families at risk for drug and alcohol use and abuse. As a comm...

A Role Model Athlete for Our Children

John McCormick | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

When it comes to the question of whether athletes are appropriate role models for teens, Robert Griffin III could be a game changer

California Teen Starts Campaign To Cover Up

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen

A South Pasadena high school student is encouraging her fellow classmates to join the campaign to cover up. Saige Hatch, 15, started the South Pasa...

How I Reclaimed Hanukkah and Got Rid of the Teenage Gimmies

Mara Shapiro | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

I asked my teenagers what they wanted for holiday gifts. They said they didn't know. And nothing. How is this possible? Teenagers in a consumer age and not only do you have everything you need, you don't actually want anything? I was surprised. And then I patted myself on the back.

The Boy Next Door

Leigh Flayton | Posted 02.05.2013 | Women
Leigh Flayton

Paul and I had been pals for a long time as kids but, like many early friendships between boys and girls, ours didn't survive the treachery of adolescence.

I Want My Daughters Back!

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Some people claim that God created teenagers so parents wouldn't die of utter despair when their formerly adorable children left the nest and toddled off to college. But what if your teenagers are not insufferable? What if they're sweet, affectionate and pleasant to be around? What then?

A Parent's Role in Bullying

Andy Braner | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

In order to stop the bullying pandemic, we've got to focus on the victim AND the bully. Pain is a tough place to recover from, but with as many hands on deck as we can get, we can begin to chip away at this incredible intolerance invading our schools.

Connecticut 'Mean Girls' Allegedly Give Schoolmates Cupcakes Laced With Urine

Posted 11.27.2012 | Weird News

Two Connecticut high school students found themselves in hot water earlier this month after a "disgusting" prank they allegedly pulled on their school...

The Most Valuable Present You Can Give Your Teen

Andy Braner | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Andy Braner

Don't put too much emphasis on buying your kid the latest 'cool' gift.

What Happened When I Went in to Teach Teens About Social Media?

Mara Shapiro | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

Don't underestimate teenagers and their ability to put aside their swagger to learn. Oh, also, don't try to make them laugh.

Teenage Gymnast Paralyzed During Practice

Posted 11.20.2012 | Teen

A talented, young gymnast has been told that she may never walk again after enduring a bad fall during a practice session. On Friday, 15-year-old J...

The TALK Model of Parenting High-Tech Children, Teens and Young Adults

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Dr. Larry Rosen

In a typical family system there should be a hierarchy of knowledge and power with the parents at the top and the children at the bottom. When it comes to technology, however, often that hierarchy gets turned upside down

Helping Our Children Navigate a Politically Partisan World

John McCormick | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

Shortly after this month's election, I overheard several of my son's friends talking "smack" on the playground about the election's winners and losers. Nothing too derogatory, but several voiced digs along the lines of, "I can't believe your parents voted for [Candidate X]."

How 13-Year Old Girls Can Wipe Out Terrorism

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Mitch Ditkoff

The girls, wired to the max (sugar and wi-fi), radically pick up the pace of their texting and talking like some kind of futuristic teenage particle accelerator. After five minutes, the prisoners stop smiling. After ten, they become silent. After twenty, they start twitching. A lot.

Physician, Speak No Harm

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

We can speak up when doctors betray our trust with their lack of professionalism. And we should seek out physicians who model healthy behaviors and promote wellbeing with competence and caring.

Struggling to Talk to Your Teenager? The Greatest Lesson I Ever Learned.

Andy Braner | Posted 01.15.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

It's our job, our duty and our incredible responsibility to teach, to train and to mentor our teens so they can go on to have long-term healthy relationships.

Bros, Goths, And Divas, Oh My!

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.15.2012 | Arts

There are few landmarks in a growing child's life: first word, first step and then first haircut. As the child enters adolescence, she obtains her fir...