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Talking To Teens About Sex: Don't Forget the STD Story

Suzanne Clores | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Clores

It's not particularly hard to understand why. While most parents are happy to share stories about victories or conflicts they encountered as a child, many believe their sex life is private, and not storytelling material.

What to Do About a Stressed-Out Teen

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

A new report was just released, unveiling a study of adolescents and stress. It's eye-opening. I realize I've written on this topic already, but I con...

Letting Go Is a Lot Harder the Third Time Around

Amy Byrnes | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Amy Byrnes

They do this, kids. They start out making you weak at the knees with the love you feel for them -- their tiny little fingers and sweet-smelling heads -- and then push you to the brink of homicide after a few short years of incessantly asking, "Why?" and "Why not?"

Dads, Step It Up For Your Teens

Todd Kestin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

You're busy with work and life, we know. But put it down for a minute. Stop what you're doing, close your computer, and put attention on your teen. We all know that teens want to be more independent and to move away from their parents, but at the same time they know dad will be there for them. Always!

The No. 1 Reason Teens Keeps the Faith as Young Adults

David Briggs | Posted 10.29.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Mothers and fathers who practice what they preach and preach what they practice are far and away the major influence related to adolescents keeping the faith into their 20s, according to new findings from a landmark study of youth and religion.

Halloween: It's For the (Older) Kids

Sarah Smiley | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

I ruined my oldest son's experiences with Halloween. I regret that. But maybe by sharing my story, I can help you to not ruin your child's experience.

Design for Everyday: Women and the Redesign of Business

Lynda Decker | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Lynda Decker

"I hate math." Reshema Saujani wants to eliminate that phrase from the contemporary teenage girl's lexicon. And judging from the response of the audience, she's going to succeed.

My Mother Re-Formed Her Rock Band -- And Rediscovered Her Groove

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Jennie Sutherland

In the late 1960s six high school girls created a rock band simply because they felt like it. They didn't really have much experience -- they just knew that they loved music. One chose the drums because she had received a pair of old drumsticks from her neighbor; another chose the bass guitar, well, because that's what was left. They borrowed equipment from a couple garage bands and the 6 Pak was born.

This Company Is Helping Tween Girls Become Entrepreneurs

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.27.2014 | Teen

Fashion Angels is a company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that designs craft and activity kits for young girls. But one day Goldi Miller, the company...

7 Phrases That Children Need to Hear From Their Parents

Daniel Wong | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Daniel Wong

Through my work with teenagers, I've realized just how much the parent-child relationship affects the child's development, both emotionally and mentally. No surprises there. The stronger the relationship, the better the chances of the child becoming a well-adjusted, successful adult.

5 Lessons We Wish We Were Taught in School

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 12.24.2014 | College
Erin Reghenzani

Whether all of this is news to you or you've only just started to realise some of these truths now is your chance to change for the better and start living a life full of love, wealth and happiness.

What to Do When Your Teen Thinks She's Beyond The Rules

GalTime | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
GalTime

Your teens are watching you. They will want to see if you mean what you say. Surprisingly, they may secretly be watching to see if you are looking out for them.

What You Need To Know About 6-Foot Trick-Or-Treaters

Marion Franck | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Marion Franck

I thought it was all about big boys, who should have known better, shaking me down for candy. Then again, some things don't make sense until you've lived them with your own child -- and not a moment sooner.

College Visit With My Firstborn

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

Last week, my son and I did what many have done before us: We visited a college campus. We spent the night in a hotel, took a tour the next day, spoke to some students and ate some college food.

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree When It Comes To Driving

Deborah Hersman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Deborah Hersman

This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week -- the perfect time to examine whether we are being good role models and teaching our teens the skills they need to be safe on the roads.

Cyberbullying, Online Abuse or Political Scandal: 41-Year-Old Monica Lewinsky Ought to Know the Difference

Diane Primo | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Diane Primo

I am shocked--shocked--that Monica Lewinsky considers the Internet the major contributor to her ruined reputation; shocked that she considered her situation similar to Tyler Clementi's; and shocked at her timing.

Is Online Dating TOO Easy?

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 12.21.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

In the past, you would have to wander up to the person you liked and blurt out some embarrassing sentence that they would laugh at, and then it would take time and patience before something would come to be. Now, with online dating and Tinder, you skip all of the steps of finding and actively pursuing each other.

It's NOT All About That 'Bass'

Lauren Galley | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Lauren Galley

Size does matter, according to the media; however, I love the fact that Meghan is so beautiful and successful and she's not a size two! This is the kind of Girl Power that every girl should see and she wears it so well, but she negates this positive message when she suggests the importance of a girl shaking her body for boys.

Dear 9th Graders: College Applications Can Wait. Following These 5 Tips Can't

Scott Anderson | Posted 12.20.2014 | College
Scott Anderson

None of the tips listed here are explicitly designed to make you a better college applicant when you get to that point, but that's exactly what they'll do if you follow them. And by "better," I don't mean competitively packaged. I mean authentic.

Here's How Ridiculous It Would Look If Teens Had To 'Come Out' As Being Smart

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.20.2014 | Teen

"Mom, Dad. Um, I have something to tell you and I don't know how to say this. I'm... smart." So says the teen protagonist in the hilarious viral v...

It's Okay To Know (Or Not Know) How You Want To Shape Your Life

Isabel Song | Posted 12.20.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

Even with all those unknowns, I'm not letting them -- or anyone else -- keep me from chasing after my dreams, my wants. Just because there's a possibility I'll change my mind one day isn't justification for not pursuing my current dreams at all.

Middle Schoolers: Victory On and Off the Field

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Jayme Cellitioci

There are many ways for our children to experience teamwork and success on and off the field and the wonderful part is that these experiences can be complimentary.

In Defense Of Teen Girls

Alida Nugent | Posted 12.16.2014 | Teen
Alida Nugent

When I was 16, unsurprisingly, I didn't think I mattered much. When I was 16, I didn't think anybody would listen to me until I was older. When I was 16, I had so many things to say, and I didn't get to really say any of them.

Can't Get My Teen to Get Out of Bed in the Morning!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I struggle every morning to get my 17-year old son up for school. He messes around on his computer till way past midnight and is exhausted every morni...

Letter to My Dystopian Teenage Self

Daisy J Lin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Daisy J Lin

I know, life sucks right now. You're frustrated and no one gets what you're going through. You've been tossed about in the moshpit known as life, and you're tired of smacking into people. It seems like it's going to be this way forever. But it won't be.