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Miley Cyrus 101

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 04.03.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

From bad father-daughter photo shoots to questionable extracurricular activities and snap-happy friends, this class will cover Miley's 19-year journey from role model to tabloid teen.

When Did Jail Become Cool?

Randi Miller | Posted 04.01.2012 | Parents
Randi Miller

The trouble with making a child the center of the universe is that the child grows up believing it's true.

Let's Get Mortified

Emma Orlow | Posted 03.31.2012 | Home
Emma Orlow

My memoir class was asked to write our own "Dear Me" letter to our future selves. What essential qualities would we hope stays the same? What would we hope changes about ourselves?

Rich Summer Plans That Are Free

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 03.31.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Yes, we understand kids need to relax and get rejuvenated during the summer, but the summers are long and the more competitive the college, the more that college will expect applicants to use summers in meaningful ways.

Is There Such Thing As A ‘Good-Enough Divorce’?

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 03.27.2012 | Divorce
Miriam Novogrodsky

The other night my eldest yelled that his father and I suck at divorce. While my son's sentiment was still fresh I wondered why a good enough divorce is not part of the therapy world's parlance.

"You Want Me to Wa?"

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

Last week I watched my 17-year-old stumped by the dishwasher and my 14-year-old wrestle sheets, unsure how to make them fit her mattress, and I vowed to get to the bottom of my over-mommying.

Parenting an Almost-Teenager

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

Being a parent is hard. Being a parent of a 12-1/2-year-old girl is even harder.

Teens and Tumblr: What's the Issue?

Olivia Buckley | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Olivia Buckley

Tumblr is popular, it's fun, and it's growing every day -- so what's the issue? It's the systematic destruction of innovation and creativity among the younger generation of Internet users.

The Tortoise and the Hair: One Mother's Attempt to Loosen the Reins

Elisa Taub | Posted 03.24.2012 | Parents
Elisa Taub

Intellectually I know that she is expressing herself in a safe and personal way. Like the crazy purple straight legs jeans I used to wear, or the thrift shop clothing my parents never even reacted to. But the truth is, I still wish I hadn't let her dye her hair.

David Lohr

Remains in Texas Field Identified As Those Of Sharon West, Missing Teenager

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.17.2012 | Crime

The search for missing Texas teen Sharon West has come to an unfortunate end, according to police. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said Frida...

Bullying and the Legacy of MLK

Paul Ruth | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Paul Ruth

Bullying is a form of bigotry where a person or a group of people are cast out and made to be the "other" just for being who they are.

Not Even Horcruxes Will Make You Invincible

Meghan McCullough | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Meghan McCullough

I'm sure all of you have heard adults utter the overused and condescending phrase, "You teenagers think you are invincible." Are we able to fully grasp the concept that life is, in fact, temporary?

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

m.theatlantic.com | 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...