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Racist YouTube Rant Forces Girls To Leave School, Issue Apologies

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education

After two minors from Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Fla., posted a nearly 14-minute-long racist rant on YouTube, the girls are "no longer st...

Should Teens Be Forced To Learn How To Be Good Spouses?

Vicki Larson | Posted 08.16.2012 | Weddings
Vicki Larson

Clearly there's a movement to get people -- with the help of teachers and counselors -- to think before marrying or divorcing. It sounds like a good idea, but do marriage prep courses work?

Marriage Rocks -- or Does It?

Sherri Edwards | Posted 04.15.2012 | Parents
Sherri Edwards

I also understand marriages can fail. Yet for those of us continuing the soon antiquated practice of marriage, every union has strengths and flaws.

Will Booze for Books Shake and Stir Communities?

Rocco Staino | Posted 04.11.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

These days, to youth librarians, Harry Potter, Anne of Green Gables and Hop on Pop are not just kid's book titles but also cocktails.

Township Cinderellas: Shafieqah and Zahiedah at the Matric Ball

Jacob Lief | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
Jacob Lief

Township Cinderellas follows two 12th grade girls in their Cape Flats, South Africa township school. Both come from incredibly difficult home situations.

I Was a Retro Teenager

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.09.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Greenberg

Let me tell you about some of the aspects of my colorful childhood and teen years that parents may relate to but may be totally foreign to the younger set. It will be a good history lesson.

The Problem With Dressing Like Your Teen

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have been hearing a lot about this topic recently so please weigh in. Dear Dr. G., I know that your column is about problems with teenagers but I ...

Can Someone Give This Girl's Parents An Award?

Hayley Krischer | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

I've discussed the complexity in how we can educate our daughters about slut-shaming. Do we allow them to embrace the word so that it gives them confidence around their sexuality? Or do we teach them that it's a bullying tactic.

Parent Aptitude Test

Linda Flanagan | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents
Linda Flanagan

Today is SAT day -- our daughter's first. It's 6:10. "I don't know where her admission ticket is. Or the pencil sharpener I bought yesterday, or all those Number Two pencils. And her passport. I put all of that stuff together on my desk. Did someone move it?"

Dangerous Cinnamon Fad Leads To Principal's Resignation

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.03.2012 | Education

Carmen Ana Rodriguez, Clinton Avenue School Principal, has been put on leave after witnessing her Connecticut students taking the "cinnamon challenge"...

The Fail-Proof Investment: Advice From a 17-Year-Old Girl

Priyanka Jain | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Priyanka Jain

Educating girls is the most powerful investment anyone can make.

Miley Cyrus 101

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 04.03.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

From bad father-daughter photo shoots to questionable extracurricular activities and snap-happy friends, this class will cover Miley's 19-year journey from role model to tabloid teen.

When Did Jail Become Cool?

Randi Miller | Posted 04.01.2012 | Parents
Randi Miller

The trouble with making a child the center of the universe is that the child grows up believing it's true.

Let's Get Mortified

Emma Orlow | Posted 03.31.2012 | Home
Emma Orlow

My memoir class was asked to write our own "Dear Me" letter to our future selves. What essential qualities would we hope stays the same? What would we hope changes about ourselves?

Rich Summer Plans That Are Free

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 03.31.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Yes, we understand kids need to relax and get rejuvenated during the summer, but the summers are long and the more competitive the college, the more that college will expect applicants to use summers in meaningful ways.

Is There Such Thing As A ‘Good-Enough Divorce’?

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 03.27.2012 | Divorce
Miriam Novogrodsky

The other night my eldest yelled that his father and I suck at divorce. While my son's sentiment was still fresh I wondered why a good enough divorce is not part of the therapy world's parlance.

"You Want Me to Wa?"

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

Last week I watched my 17-year-old stumped by the dishwasher and my 14-year-old wrestle sheets, unsure how to make them fit her mattress, and I vowed to get to the bottom of my over-mommying.

Parenting an Almost-Teenager

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

Being a parent is hard. Being a parent of a 12-1/2-year-old girl is even harder.

Teens and Tumblr: What's the Issue?

Olivia Buckley | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Olivia Buckley

Tumblr is popular, it's fun, and it's growing every day -- so what's the issue? It's the systematic destruction of innovation and creativity among the younger generation of Internet users.

The Tortoise and the Hair: One Mother's Attempt to Loosen the Reins

Elisa Taub | Posted 03.24.2012 | Parents
Elisa Taub

Intellectually I know that she is expressing herself in a safe and personal way. Like the crazy purple straight legs jeans I used to wear, or the thrift shop clothing my parents never even reacted to. But the truth is, I still wish I hadn't let her dye her hair.

David Lohr

Remains in Texas Field Identified As Those Of Sharon West, Missing Teenager

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.17.2012 | Crime

The search for missing Texas teen Sharon West has come to an unfortunate end, according to police. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said Frida...

Bullying and the Legacy of MLK

Paul Ruth | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Paul Ruth

Bullying is a form of bigotry where a person or a group of people are cast out and made to be the "other" just for being who they are.

Not Even Horcruxes Will Make You Invincible

Meghan McCullough | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Meghan McCullough

I'm sure all of you have heard adults utter the overused and condescending phrase, "You teenagers think you are invincible." Are we able to fully grasp the concept that life is, in fact, temporary?

College Choice: Why Are We So Obsessed With Our Kids' Decisions?

Deborah Gaines | Posted 03.18.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

Why does part of me believe that this one decision -- where my kids attend college -- will make or break their future lives?

Trash Television and the American Youth: Irresponsibility Overload

Bethany St. James | Posted 03.17.2012 | TV
Bethany St. James

For far too long, we have shirked our responsibilities as adults and allowed the television to take the reins.