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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.

Things I Hope I Never Have to Tell My Teenage Children

The Stir | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
The Stir

I remember when I was a teenager and I believed my mother didn't understand a thing about me. Now, of course, I realize what a confused, angry, mixed-up, total pain in the ass I was back then. I also realize my mother was the same age when she had me as I was when I had my first child.

Why It Scares Me That Kate Beckinsale's Daughter Finds Her Embarrassing

Kate Torgovnick | Posted 05.21.2012 | Celebrity
Kate Torgovnick

When I'm a parent, I hope I can do what my parents did when I was so annoyed by them -- brush it off, carry on, and know that some day I'd grow up and be able to truly appreciate them.

Mrs. Davy Jones 4Ever: Remembrance Of Crushes Past

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 05.21.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

Mrs. Davy Jones. This is what I wrote all over the inside front over of my three-ring notebook in 7th grade. I couldn't write it on the front cover because that was plastered with "Mrs. Paul McCartney."

Tackling One of the Biggest Threats to Our Children: Suicide

Richard Attias | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard Attias

While I usually speak about economic issues or geopolitic or global issues, today I would like to discuss an issue that's about care for our kids, about the next generation and about a specific danger they are facing: suicide.

Teens Will Do WHAT For Their Phones

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.15.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Watch your back -- and your teens' -- if anything comes between them and what one researcher calls their "electronic security blanket."

Just-Announced: Top Teens in America Picked for Their Do-Gooder Service

Ilana Donna Arazie | Posted 05.15.2012 | Good News
Ilana Donna Arazie

When do we actually get to celebrate teens in the headlines? Each year the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards awards 100 teens around the country f...

What Teenage Girls Still Think About Divorce

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 05.13.2012 | Divorce
Miriam Novogrodsky

Part of growing up is imagining your future. Who would plan their life with a divorce slap-dab in the middle?

Teen Sex Study Shows Surprising Effect Of Sex Education

Posted 03.12.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/08/2012 01:56 PM EST on LiveScience Teens who receive formal sex education wait lo...

Trymaine Lee

Neighborhood Watch Captain Who Killed Florida Teen Was Charged With Violence Before | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.12.2012 | Black Voices

An attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin, the teenager shot to death last month by a ...

Give Women The Right Not to Choose

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Indra Adnan

Imagine now a world in which women -- and men -- had a right NOT to choose. Where they didn't have to choose between a fulfilling life at work AND a real, invested life at home.

Sisters, We've Let Our Daughters Down

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home
Christina Patterson

How did it happen that so many of our children are going to school, and studying math, and science, and history, and design, and deciding that the best way to get on in the world is to let boys use their bodies?

The Answer Is Pretty Ugly

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

"Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" It's been two centuries since the Brothers Grimm and, amazingly, that question and that magical mirror from Snow White are still around. Today, the magical mirror is called the internet.

Smells Like Teen Angst

Emma Orlow | Posted 05.06.2012 | Teen
Emma Orlow

Teen angst is a feeling that percolates in every clique, every ethnic group, and every socio-economic status. Yes, we as teenagers do have a way of being selfish and sometimes whiney, but there is without a doubt some validity to our gripes.

Teens Collect 1 Million Jeans For Homeless

Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact

Teens across the country collected a record-breaking 1 million jeans for homeless youth in just one month. For the fifth year running, DoSomething....

Why 'Generation Z' Teens Are Being Stereotyped As 'Lazy'

Gavin is a junior at Loyola Academy and a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. You may recog...

'Am I Ugly' Tween Really A 21-Year-Old Art Student

Posted 03.05.2012 | Teen

One of the 'tween' girls who posted a video of herself on YouTube asking "am I ugly?" has revealed she's actually a 21-year-old art student. Sophi...

'Am I Pretty?' YouTube Phenomenon Raises Red Flags

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 03.03.2012 | Teen

NEW YORK -- The young girl shows off her big, comfy koala hat and forms playful hearts with her fingers as she drops the question on YouTube: "Am I pr...

Why Co-Parenting Sucks

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.02.2012 | Divorce
Brandi Megan Granett

Divorce means you aren't married any more. But it doesn't mean you aren't parents anymore. You both still carry the charge to protect and raise up this life you created to the best of your ability.

Pot vs. Alcohol -- Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 05.02.2012 | Parents
Leah Odze Epstein

I realize there are compelling arguments for the legalization of marijuana. But still -- why add another drug to the roster of iffy life choices? And do we really want to add toker-moms and dads to the growing ranks of "cocktail moms" (and dads!)?

On Technology and Writing

Maddy Lederman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Maddy Lederman

The story was called Edna In The Desert; a bratty Brentwood 13-year-old is shipped off to her grandparents for the summer, sans cell phone service or internet access. Edna had a tough technology withdrawal to look forward to along with some serious soul searching

The High Cost of Bullying...

Paul LaRosa | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Paul LaRosa

Last week, I went to the memorial service for a friend I grew up with. The moment I heard he died, I immediately wondered about all the incessant bullying he'd been though as a young teen.

Adolescent Brain Development and Life Without Parole

David Fassler, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime
David Fassler, M.D.

Research using functional magnetic resonance imaging has demonstrated that adolescents actually use their brains differently than adults when reasoning or solving problems.

Teens, Tweens and

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.25.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Back during my teen years when you were going on a "date" a boy actually came to your house, preferably in a car to take you somewhere like the movies...