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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)

www.kmov.com | 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

WCPO.com | 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)

WeStopHate.org | 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.

Cheating On The SATs: A Family Dinner Table Talk

Posted 11.30.2011 | Parents

Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This week, students from Great Neck, New York who attend one of the top high sc...

6 Tips for Helping Your High Schooler Succeed

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 11.27.2011 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

My son started high school last month. After a month of practice, I've learned what's makes the daily high school experience go more smoothly.

How To Talk To Your Tween About Personal Hygiene

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Rosalind Wiseman

Don't you remember how wonderful your kids smelled as babies? Well, they grow up -- and they smell. Here's how to painlessly teach them to keep their body odor in check.

New York Leaps Into the Middle School Trap

Peter Meyer | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Peter Meyer

What was so odd about Dennis Walcott's announcement that NYC was opening 50 new middle schools is that the most recent research suggesting that a middle school grade configuration is probably not the way to go was done in his city.

Kids: Sleep Goes Down, Weight Goes Up

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The results of a recent study indicate that every additional hour of sleep young children receive can reduce their risk of being overweight.

Watch: Hockey Mom Accused of Sleeping With Son's Teammates

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.20.2011 | Crime

The mother of a teenage hockey player in California has been accused of sleeping with her son's teammates. ABC News reports that Katia Marie Davis...