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Teen Arrested In Sucker-Punching Of Pennsylvania Teacher

AP | Posted 12.10.2012 | Education

PITTSBURGH — A teenager who sucker punched a schoolteacher in a downtown alley – an attack caught on surveillance video – apparently...

Give Me My Adderall!

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

There's certainly a place for these medications in the treatment of ADD. But I think we've done too good a job of "selling" ADD and Adderall as the answer to many teenagers who are in a normative struggle toward maturity.

I Found Condoms in My Son's Room!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I found condoms in my 15-year-old son's room. Should I say something? I don't think I can pretend I didn't find them and I also think he's too young to be having sex!

WATCH: Teen Brutally Attacks Teacher In Alley

Posted 10.09.2012 | Education

An English teacher in Pittsburgh was treated at a hospital for cuts and bruises after he was violently sucker-punched by a teen student while passing ...

School Cheating Scandals -- What's a Parent to Do?

John McCormick | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Is there more that we as parents can do to find real solutions to cheating? What actions can parents take to affect real change so that cheating doesn't become an indelible part of our educational system?

Runaway Train: The Puzzle of Helping Homeless Minors

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.03.2012 | Teen

The problem of homelessness spans issues across the spectrum, but homeless teens have their own unique challenges. Although it's nearly impossible to...

ReThink Review: The Perks of Being A Wallflower -- Adapted With Love

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The film's palpable sense of honesty and authenticity is surely due to the fact that Chbosky not only wrote the film's screenplay, but also directed Perks in his hometown of Pittsburgh.

Oregon Teen Rescues Boy From House On Fire

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 09.26.2012 | Teen

A fire broke out on the second story of a family home in Oregon on Monday night, and 8-year-old Cody Ma was trapped in a room upstairs, the Oregonian ...

Recipe for a Non-Controversial School Year

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 11.26.2012 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

It's possible our tone may be misinterpreted as overly stern by some readers and for that we apologize. We're simply making a statement of purpose. This letter is not meant as a threat. It's a teachable moment.

Down With "The Talk"!: Changing the Narratives We Tell Ourselves About Talking to the Kids about Sex (Part 1 of 4)

Deborah M. Roffman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Books
Deborah M. Roffman

With the entire nation having come through an era marked by a virtual tsunami of scientific, cultural, social, and technological change, how is it possible that adults remain as tongue-tied and clueless as ever over delivering what in reality are merely some pretty basic and mundane facts about life?

What's The Most Rebellious Thing You Did As A Teenager? (WATCH)

Posted 10.17.2012 | MarloThomas

Microphone in hand, I went out and asked the people of New York: What is the most rebellious thing you did as a teenager? var src_url="http:/...

10 Secret Regrets Teens Never Talk About

Kevin A. Hansen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Kevin A. Hansen

Social media has teens living their lives out online for everyone to see -- friends and family as well as their enemies and bullies. All too often, when problems arise, teens hold everything inside instead of reaching out for help.

Parenting Long-Distance: Troubleshooting College Problems

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

How can a parent provide positive support when college kids phone or text home with complaints? Below are five common college kid complaints and some solutions to get you started.

Not Just One Less: HPV Vaccine for Males

Alexander Spring | Posted 11.13.2012 | Teen
Alexander Spring

In 2006, Gardasil became available for girls ages six to 24. In 2009, the vaccine became available for males. The majority of people are unaware that the vaccine is effective in males as well as females.

Children's Immersion in Technology Is Shocking

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Our default is connectivity, so being connected has become the norm and our comfort zone. Any break from that norm takes us out of that comfort zone and can create real feelings of loss and anxiety.

Answering Kids' Awkward Questions

John McCormick | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Last week, I sat down with my 11-year-old son to deliver that time-honored rite of passage -- for parents as well as kids -- our first "Birds and the Bees" talk. I was prepared for every possible question, except the one he asked.

CAPTION THIS: 'Pretty Little Liars' Finale

Brittany Binowski | Posted 08.28.2012 | Teen

Things are more than complicated for the liars. In one of the most teased-out scenes of the finale, Hanna sobs on Aria's shoulder as they watch EMT...

Coming of Age Rites Are Growing Up

Marta Segal Block | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Marta Segal Block

Although many cultures have coming of age rituals, in most of the U.S. three kinds of parties take center stage: Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceañeras and Sweet 16 parties. Like the children who have them, these parties are undergoing changes and those changes have become big business.

Is 7 the New 10? Why Do Some Girls Start Puberty So Early?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Puberty typically isn't a favorite memory for any of us. During that angst-ridden ride between childhood and adulthood, nearly everyone's best goal is simply to fit in. That's even tougher when you're only in second grade.

Tales Of A Pre-Quarter Life Crisis: The Kids Are Bored

Braden Bochner | Posted 10.24.2012 | Teen
Braden Bochner

I feel like it's a requirement for teenagers to be bored at some point in their coming-of-age years. One moment we're out and about, loving life, and the next we just want go to bed with a banana split and cry.

Salute a Teenager

Maureen Anderson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Some people can't wait to pass along the latest bad news. I feel guilty if I hear -- or notice -- good news and don't pass that along.

The Most Ignorant Thing You Could Say To A Mom

Andrea Bonior | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

A parent's biggest challenge -- and privilege -- is to watch these moments and try to make the most of them before they slip away. But those moments are just as important at 5, 10 and 15 as they are at five months, and it's not just Moms who bear this responsibility.

Trouble Talking About Oral Sex

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Deborah Schoeberlein

If teens are ready to have oral (or any other) sex, then we, as a society, need to do our utmost to help them recognize that "being ready" means more than just understanding the mechanics or being afraid of STDs.

Patience And Parenting

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents
Garry Gilfoy

As an educator of teachers and counsellors, I never have to wait long to hear the next sentence that contains an expletive alongside the word "teenager." Having raised three of my own, I'm not unrealistic about the challenges that they can bring.

Life Lessons From an Almost 20-Something

Hannah Orenstein | Posted 10.18.2012 | Teen
Hannah Orenstein

While I can't deny I didn't experience my own fair share of teen atrocities, I'm making it out the other side unscathed. Here's what I learned each year along the way.