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Neighborhood Watch Captain Who Killed Florida Teen Was Charged With Violence Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.12.2012 | Black Voices

An attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin, the teenager shot to death last month by a ...

Give Women The Right Not to Choose

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Indra Adnan

Imagine now a world in which women -- and men -- had a right NOT to choose. Where they didn't have to choose between a fulfilling life at work AND a real, invested life at home.

Sisters, We've Let Our Daughters Down

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home
Christina Patterson

How did it happen that so many of our children are going to school, and studying math, and science, and history, and design, and deciding that the best way to get on in the world is to let boys use their bodies?

The Answer Is Pretty Ugly

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

"Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" It's been two centuries since the Brothers Grimm and, amazingly, that question and that magical mirror from Snow White are still around. Today, the magical mirror is called the internet.

Smells Like Teen Angst

Emma Orlow | Posted 05.06.2012 | Teen
Emma Orlow

Teen angst is a feeling that percolates in every clique, every ethnic group, and every socio-economic status. Yes, we as teenagers do have a way of being selfish and sometimes whiney, but there is without a doubt some validity to our gripes.

Teens Collect 1 Million Jeans For Homeless

Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact

Teens across the country collected a record-breaking 1 million jeans for homeless youth in just one month. For the fifth year running, DoSomething....

Why 'Generation Z' Teens Are Being Stereotyped As 'Lazy'

Gavin is a junior at Loyola Academy and a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. You may recog...

'Am I Ugly' Tween Really A 21-Year-Old Art Student

Posted 03.05.2012 | Teen

One of the 'tween' girls who posted a video of herself on YouTube asking "am I ugly?" has revealed she's actually a 21-year-old art student. Sophi...

'Am I Pretty?' YouTube Phenomenon Raises Red Flags

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 03.03.2012 | Teen

NEW YORK -- The young girl shows off her big, comfy koala hat and forms playful hearts with her fingers as she drops the question on YouTube: "Am I pr...

Why Co-Parenting Sucks

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.02.2012 | Divorce
Brandi Megan Granett

Divorce means you aren't married any more. But it doesn't mean you aren't parents anymore. You both still carry the charge to protect and raise up this life you created to the best of your ability.

Pot vs. Alcohol -- Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 05.02.2012 | Parents
Leah Odze Epstein

I realize there are compelling arguments for the legalization of marijuana. But still -- why add another drug to the roster of iffy life choices? And do we really want to add toker-moms and dads to the growing ranks of "cocktail moms" (and dads!)?

On Technology and Writing

Maddy Lederman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Maddy Lederman

The story was called Edna In The Desert; a bratty Brentwood 13-year-old is shipped off to her grandparents for the summer, sans cell phone service or internet access. Edna had a tough technology withdrawal to look forward to along with some serious soul searching

The High Cost of Bullying...

Paul LaRosa | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Paul LaRosa

Last week, I went to the memorial service for a friend I grew up with. The moment I heard he died, I immediately wondered about all the incessant bullying he'd been though as a young teen.

Adolescent Brain Development and Life Without Parole

David Fassler, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime
David Fassler, M.D.

Research using functional magnetic resonance imaging has demonstrated that adolescents actually use their brains differently than adults when reasoning or solving problems.

Teens, Tweens and Dating.com

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.25.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Back during my teen years when you were going on a "date" a boy actually came to your house, preferably in a car to take you somewhere like the movies...

WATCH: Girls' YouTube Rant Highlights Persisting Black/Brown Racism

Posted 02.27.2012 | Latino Voices

There are plenty of disturbing things about anti-African American rant by two teen girls from Gainsville, Florida that went viral on YouTube last week...

Teens Ask The Internet, 'Am I Ugly?'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents

"People say I’m ugly. So … tell me -- am I?" A young girl stares earnestly, and perhaps a bit awkwardly, into the camera asking the world wide...

Racist YouTube Rant Forces Girls To Leave School, Issue Apologies

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education

After two minors from Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Fla., posted a nearly 14-minute-long racist rant on YouTube, the girls are "no longer st...

Should Teens Be Forced To Learn How To Be Good Spouses?

Vicki Larson | Posted 08.16.2012 | Weddings
Vicki Larson

Clearly there's a movement to get people -- with the help of teachers and counselors -- to think before marrying or divorcing. It sounds like a good idea, but do marriage prep courses work?

Marriage Rocks -- or Does It?

Sherri Edwards | Posted 04.15.2012 | Parents
Sherri Edwards

I also understand marriages can fail. Yet for those of us continuing the soon antiquated practice of marriage, every union has strengths and flaws.

Will Booze for Books Shake and Stir Communities?

Rocco Staino | Posted 04.11.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

These days, to youth librarians, Harry Potter, Anne of Green Gables and Hop on Pop are not just kid's book titles but also cocktails.

Township Cinderellas: Shafieqah and Zahiedah at the Matric Ball

Jacob Lief | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
Jacob Lief

Township Cinderellas follows two 12th grade girls in their Cape Flats, South Africa township school. Both come from incredibly difficult home situations.

I Was a Retro Teenager

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.09.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Greenberg

Let me tell you about some of the aspects of my colorful childhood and teen years that parents may relate to but may be totally foreign to the younger set. It will be a good history lesson.

The Problem With Dressing Like Your Teen

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have been hearing a lot about this topic recently so please weigh in. Dear Dr. G., I know that your column is about problems with teenagers but I ...

Can Someone Give This Girl's Parents An Award?

Hayley Krischer | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

I've discussed the complexity in how we can educate our daughters about slut-shaming. Do we allow them to embrace the word so that it gives them confidence around their sexuality? Or do we teach them that it's a bullying tactic.