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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.

Get the Most Bang Out of Your College Buck

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2011 | College
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Is there any way that there can be a meeting of the minds between parents and college-bound children that won't suck the thrills and excitement out of this rite (vs. right) of passage as children go to college?

Sex Education Tips

Kerry Cohen | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Kerry Cohen

Somehow, regardless of everything we know about sex education, regardless of everything we know about how little abstinence education works, we still shudder at the thought of our teenagers learning about sex.

Teaching Her Kids By Example, From Cindy Crawford

Posted 10.11.2011 | Women

World famous supermodel Cindy Crawford talks about how she strives to teach her kids by example. if(typeof AOLVP_cfg==='undefined')AOLVP_cfg=[];AO...

Why Judge Judy Is Harsh On Teens

Posted 10.11.2011 | Women

Judge Judy explains that her occasional toughness on teens stems from her view that our culture doesn't make young people accountable for their act...

Parents, Welcome Those Late-Night Phone Calls!

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 09.21.2011 | Parents
Mary Anne Mercer

All my adult life I have dreaded late-night phone calls. It took only one, many years ago -- news of the suicide of my sister -- to produce an instantaneous panic reaction when I am startled awake by that shrill, nerve-jangling assault of a night-time telephone.

Raising a Zen Teenager: The Opposite of Me

Janice Harper | Posted 10.09.2011 | Parents
Janice Harper

I just assumed I'd have a kid exactly like myself which is to say, a bad influence that no one should be allowed to play with. But alas, I ended up with one of those kids who is charming and delightful and gets straight A's and helps blind people cross the street.

Waiting for My Teen to Become a Monster

Red Room | Posted 10.09.2011 | Parents
Red Room

Experts have also told us that the number one, ultimate rule of the parent-child relationship is that a mother must never, under any circumstance, ever consider being best friends with her daughter. I guess I blew that one.

Elise Foley

House Terminates Page Program | Elise Foley | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Goodbye, pages! At the end of August, the House of Representatives will terminate its page program, which staffed teens to work in the c...

The New Odd Girl Out: Why Social Media Makes Girls So Insecure

Rachel Simmons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Women
Rachel Simmons

A girl's social networking profile is a persona she constructs, a salve for the anxiety so many girls feel about relationships. All this, however, at a cost: the same tools girls use to alleviate insecurity are just as likely to inflame it.

David Lohr

Search for Brittanee Drexel Prompts New Search Warrant | David Lohr | Posted 10.02.2011 | Crime

More than two years after Rochester, N.Y., teen Brittanee Drexel vanished while on spring break in Myrtle Beach, S.C., authorities have executed a sea...

Amy Winehouse: A Lesson for Kids

Bruce Kluger | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Bruce Kluger

It was my older daughter who broke the news of Winehouse's death to me, and I could instantly detect her confusion about it all, as if it somehow didn't compute.

WATCH: This Black California Teen's Unusual Special Talent

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

OAKLAND, Calif. — Tyler Thompson is an unlikely star in the world of Chinese opera. The 15-year-old from Oakland has captivated audiences in th...

Global Girl Media: Young Women From L.A. To Africa Share Stories Through Blogs

Tabby Biddle | Posted 09.22.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

What if the voices of young women in communities around the world dominated global media? How would our world be different? I recently had the oppo...

Are You Running Like a Girl?

Martha St Jean | Posted 09.21.2011 | Women
Martha St Jean

One of the reasons we often have bad self-images is because we are obsessed by what other people are thinking. And we think they are thinking negative things -- why? -- because we are busy criticizing others

David Lohr

Teenage Murder Suspect Leads Police To Remains Of Girl Missing Four Months | David Lohr | Posted 09.18.2011 | Crime

Police in Oregon say a murder suspect led them to the remains of a teenage girl, whose body was positively identified through DNA testing by the state...

Teens Plead Not Guilty To July 4 School Ransacking [VIDEO]

Posted 09.07.2011 | Education

Two teenagers charged with ransacking and vandalizing Snohomish High School in Everett, Wash. pleaded not guilty in juvenile court Thursday. The tw...

Hangover Cures From Around The World

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 09.05.2011 | College
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

The best remedy for treating a hangover is to detox with lots of water and replenish on vitamins with clean (unprocessed) foods but every culture has its cure.

Delete Digital Drama to Stop Cyberbullying

Emily Osment | Posted 09.02.2011 | Impact
Emily Osment

Too many people, young and old, are victims of "cyberbullying." The more the world knows about its harmful effects, the more we can do to stop it.

College Admissions and the Adolescent Brain

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 08.21.2011 | College
The Chronicle of Higher Education

In other words, helping a teenager apply to college is not only an admissions issue -- it's also a developmental issue. As such, there's much room for teaching.

Bill Clinton: The Opera

Posted 08.20.2011 | Arts

Former President Bill Clinton's teenage years are being turned into an opera. The opera, titled "Billy Blythe," a reference to Clinton's father Bill B...

Brooklyn Man Fires Rifle At Group Of Rowdy Teens

Posted 08.20.2011 | New York

Thomas Dunikowski, the Marine Park man who allegedly opened fire on a group of rowdy teenagers Saturday, is being called a hero by the mother of one o...

Anti-Prom: An Alternative to Proms That Suck

The New York Public Library | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

For one night, quiet is a rare commodity at the New York Public Library as Anti-Prom takes over the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.