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Psychologist Broadened Americans' View of Teens

Laura Stepp | Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact
Laura Stepp

For much of the 20th century, scientists spoke of adolescence as a period of inevitable depression and rebellion. Beginning in the late 1980s, a different view began to emerge.

When We Grow Up

Caroline Nguyen | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Caroline Nguyen

I agree with John Lennon -- when I grow up, I want to be happy.

Katherine Bindley

The Scary Truth About Teen Prescription Drug Abuse | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.19.2011 | Parents

If you have teenagers, you may have established a system to keep them out of your liquor cabinet or wine fridge. But experts are now saying you should...

Aurelia Fierros

Latino Teens Write Stories Telling Full Tale Of Their 'Hood | Aurelia Fierros | Posted 12.14.2011 | Latino Voices

In the Latino neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, a group of high school students write and produce a newspaper looking at their own communi...

Study Says Reality TV Destroys Teen Self-Esteem | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

No matter how awful reality TV might be, it can always be defended as cheap, harmless fun. At least, "cheap fun:" Deadline reports that a recent study...

3 Things I Wish I Knew as a High School Freshman

Naomi Menezes | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Naomi Menezes

High school is a journey, minus a road map. These are some tips to get there a little smoother that I wished I knew earlier.

New Sign That Your Teen Might Be Drinking

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 08.10.2012 | Parents

One of the scariest things about raising teens is the possibility that they might be influenced to drink. You can warn them of the dangers and consequ...

One Less Thing To Worry About: 4 Out Of 5 Teenage Boys Use Condoms Their First Time

AP | By CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents

CHICAGO -- A surprising 80 percent of teenage boys say they are using condoms the first time they have sex, a government survey found in a powerful si...

Dirty Girl: A Grown-up, Very Good Choice

Laurel Kaufer | Posted 12.12.2011 | Entertainment
Laurel Kaufer

Dirty Girl, a movie not about the girl at all, belies the true nature of its title and, as it turns out, though not without its flaws, is sweet, loving and affectionate -- a "vulgar valentine" -- even with its filthy mouth the film has an open heart.

Tutoring Firm Sabotages Independent High School

Alex Mallory | Posted 03.12.2012 | Education
Alex Mallory

On September 28, 2011, the New York Times broke an unprecedented story about the private school world. The tutoring firm, Brattle Street Coaching, ha...

Three Biggest Myths About Distracted Youth In The Digital Age

Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents

By Cathy N. Davidson on Speakeasy Whenever I lecture on the science of attention, I hear the same litany of fears from parents and grandparents wor...

Teen Stranded At Bus Station After Quitting Job (VIDEO) | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

A St. Louis teen was left at a bus station for two days after he quit his job and the company said they would pay for his ticket home. Watch the repor...

Join Lady Gaga's Battle To Change Bullying Law

Lisa Haisha | Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact
Lisa Haisha

It seems a week can't go by without news of another teen committing suicide due to being bullied. From Jamey Rodemeyer of New York, to James Robinson...

Testing, Testing... This Is Your Mother Speaking

Pamela Kripke | Posted 12.10.2011 | Parents
Pamela Kripke

Being a single parent is difficult at times, but marital status doesn't define a person. There is something, though, that I wish were different.

Teen Gets Car She Was Born In As Sweet 16 Present | Posted 12.08.2011 | Impact

Like many other hopeful teens, Johanna Kearns got her dream birthday wish -- her first car. But this set of wheels has even more significance for Joha...

Failure To Launch

Wendy Dennis | Posted 12.07.2011 | Fifty
Wendy Dennis

I used to think that adolescence was the rough ride of parenthood and that once it was over I could cruise to the finish line. But the one thing they ...

Steve Jobs: Genius, Motivator, Family Guy

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 12.06.2011 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

I often think my children secured part time jobs because of their desire to save up for Steve's next great invention. I'm not complaining though. Anyone who can get my kid to work and to the bank with a deposit slip is my friend.

Cranky Is Forever

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 12.05.2011 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

Laugh away, Generation Next, but just remember one little detail: someday all these complaints will be yours.

The Consequences Of Underage Drinking

Harbinger High School Online | Jeri Freirich | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

It was a Saturday night. Jessica Martin* and a few friends had received a call about a party. Her friends told her that the party was small, but it g...

Cyber Bullying: Real Teen Stories (VIDEO) | Emily-Anne Rigal | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

Six out of 10 American teens witness bullying every day. What if one movement set out to change that? WeStopHate is a nonprofit program created ...

You Have to Start Somewhere

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home
Hannah Weintraub

I started thinking about feminism when I was about 12 years old. I can unfurl the long list of feminist priorities (abortion rights, equal pay, adequate rape laws), but I have also seen for myself how real sexism is.

Kids and Cameras: A Winning Pair

Cub Online, Lawrence Central High School Newspaper | Molly Liss | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

For Laurence Central High School senior Melissa MacNeur, Tuesdays aren’t just another day of the week. With a little time and some disposable camera...

Do Relationships Prevent Bad Behavior?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.09.2012 | Home

Does being in a long-term, committed relationship make you more well-behaved than your friends who date around? According to a recent study from the U...

Is 50 Really the New 15?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

As someone well into my fifties, the popular aphorism "50 is the new 15" makes me laugh. Who are we kidding? Sure, being 50 today means something different than it did for our parents. But 50 is simply the "new 50!"

The Joys (Sort Of) Of A Half Empty Nest

Christie Mellor | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Christie Mellor

I recently finished a book on one of my favorite topics: What my husband and I are going to do with our empty nest years. I think about it a lot -- perhaps more than I should, considering -- oops, almost forgot! We still have a 14-year-old at home.