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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.

Letting Go: A Love Letter to My Daughter

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Ana Beatriz Cholo

I was ecstatic at the prospect of having my girl back. We were just about to embark in therapy but then a couple of days before Christmas she told me she was moving far away. I was crushed.

Teenage Wasteland: Weak Labor Market Means Youth Struggling To Find Part-Time Jobs

AP | By STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The economic turmoil that has left many Americans without work is having a disproportionate effect on teenage job-seekers, whose qu...

Are Parents Obsessed With Their Kids' Popularity?

Hayley Krischer | Posted 03.12.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

Has the quest for popularity become so anxiety-provoking that parents, who are otherwise involved in their children's lives -- sports, arts, grades, clothing -- would allow their child to pose drunk with a beer can on the Internet?

On My Tippy Toes

Anne Capcap | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home
Anne Capcap

This is the age where anything is possible and no one can tell us what we can and can't do. Why do you think all the best stories from our parents come from the words "When I was your age..."?

Everyone Needs a Dottie in Their Corner

Patt Cottingham | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Patt Cottingham

When your life goes on hold because of a child going through cancer, you are blessed when an irreverent angel like Dottie miraculously appears.

WATCH: Teens React To Rick Perry's Anti-Gay Campaign Video

Posted 12.29.2011 | Home

According to Rick Perry, "There's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Chris...

Arguing With Mom Protects Teens From Peer Pressure | Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty

Adolescents who are comfortable expressing their opinions at home can more easily resist negative influences to use drugs or alcohol....

How To Make The Holidays Meaningful For Families With Teens

Kara Powell | Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion
Kara Powell

While holiday errands can cause serious withdrawals on your bank account, that time together could become a deposit in your relational bank account with your child. To try to cash in on that time, add time... for you to grab a meal.

The Gift of Presence: An Uncommon Practice in a Busy World

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 02.20.2012 | Parents
Akoshia Yoba

My greatest gift to my children this holiday season will be to practice being fully present when I am with them. I will wrap myself in a bow and regularly give them my undivided attention.

Post 50 Music: The Lost Audience

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 02.14.2012 | Fifty
Hank Bordowitz

We are the generation that invaded record stores on Wednesday, when the new releases came out, wanting to be the first of our friends to have the new cool album. We slept on sidewalks outside of Korvettes for the first tickets to the Dr. Pepper Festival. We took and continue to take our musical entertainment seriously. It matters to us.

I Have To Ask: Should Parents Give Condoms To Teens?

Posted 02.01.2012 | Women

Microphone in hand, I set out to ask perfect strangers a question on a touchy subject - should parents give condoms to their teens? What do you think...

Fine. Whatever! Eight Common Passive Aggressive Phrases to Know

Signe Whitson | Posted 01.29.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Passive aggressive behavior thrives in many families because it is often a more comfortable -- and effective -- way of dealing with anger than honest self-expression.

The Answer Within: Anyone in There?

Judith Acosta | Posted 01.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

In our modern age, we've all been told that to find the real answers, we need to look "within." But are there always answers within? Indeed, are there any there for any of us? And if there are, do we really want to hear them?

The Psychology of What Makes Teens Thankful

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Rayana Godfrey Gratitude, research ps...

John Celock

Teen Lawmaker Retiring | John Celock | Posted 11.24.2011 | Politics

This year is going to be a memorable one for Brittany Catchpole, a 19-year-old from Niagara, N.Y. She went to the prom, graduated high school, started...

Why I Honor My Post-Divorce Sadness

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Even though I haven't been with my son's dad for 10 years and we clearly weren't right for one another, it is still a significant loss, and deserves to be treated as such.

Whole Grain Pumpkin Bread & Parenting Pre-Teens

Emily Franklin | Posted 01.18.2012 | Parents
Emily Franklin

My bedroom door swings open. "Jamie, please knock next time," my husband tells our 12 year old. A shrug. "So, you want to know something weird?" This is one of Jamie's lead-ins. He appears most nights, often remembering to knock, after the other kids are asleep.

National Book Award Finalists Get Grilled by Teens (PHOTOS)

Rocco Staino | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

With the aid of technology, students from around the country were able to join kids from New York City area schools in a Teen News Conference with the five finalists for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature.

Worth More Than A Cow

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Natalie Pace

A young African girl was being sold by her parents to a much older man, who already had three wives. This young woman did something extraordinary. She simply said, "No."

Some Traditions Should Be Changed

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education
Maggie Lamond Simone

Bullying, some would argue, is also a tradition. It's been happening for generations, and is often even passed down within families. The weapons change through the years, but the victims tend to remain constant, kids who are different.

5 Charged In Va. Halloween Candy Theft

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | DC

DALE CITY, Va. -- Police in Virginia say five teenagers have been charged with beating two youngsters who wouldn't hand over their Halloween candy. P...

The New ABCD's of Talking About Sex With Teenagers

Amy Schalet | Posted 01.02.2012 | Parents
Amy Schalet

How can American parents and other adults talk with teenagers about sexuality and romantic relationships in more positive terms, while bolstering young people's capacities to protect themselves against potential negative experiences and consequences?

Don't Be Spooked By Sex Education

Haydee Morales | Posted 01.02.2012 | New York
Haydee Morales

Halloween has passed, and with it all of the goblins, and ghosts and other things intended to leave us frightened. Or have they?