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Letter to My Dystopian Teenage Self

Daisy J Lin | Posted 10.15.2014 | 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.

Why We're All The Same Freaks We Were In High School -- And Why That's Okay

Robin Hoffman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

As a teenager I felt like that solid, red pimple with no give, no whitehead ripe for a satisfying squeeze. The pain on the outside reflecting the tense churning and discomfort underneath. A differentness I knew would keep me permanently locked out of their circle, disconnected from everyone else who seemed so in tune with one another. They had best friends. I never did.

Healing the World, One Conversation at a Time

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Mark Goulston, M.D.

What do you say to a group of homeless 10-to-17-year-olds living with their single mothers at one of the largest homeless shelters in the country, in one of the most drug and crime infested parts of Los Angeles?

How Rude! Alex J. Packer's New Teen Guide to Good Manners Is a Must-have Book!

LuxEco Living | Posted 10.14.2014 | Books
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World "Hallelujah! Finally a book for all ages...

'The Doctors' Get Personal About Parenting: What Experts are Telling Their Kids About Sexuality, Drugs, Bullying and More

Caroline Presno | Posted 10.14.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

I asked several of the doctors from the show The Doctors about the successful ways they are parenting their own kids.

The Kids Are More Than All Right

Susan D. Blum | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Susan D. Blum

Courage and commitment can emerge from people with brave back stories, or out of a spark of indignation. This can occur at any age.

Parents, You Need to Help Us Manage Stress

Vedika Issrani | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Vedika Issrani

How do can adults help equip teenagers with the means to deal with the increasingly stressful situations of this day and age?

The Art of Saying 'I'm Sorry'

Judy Mollen Walters | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Judy Mollen Walters

I never learned to say "I'm sorry." In my household growing up, it wasn't said too often. But learning to say it, and say it the right way, is such a ...

Practical Strategies for Parenting a Suicidal Teen

Michelle LeRoy, PhD, LP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents
Michelle LeRoy, PhD, LP

Thoughts of suicide, or "suicidal ideation," are relatively common among teenagers and young adults. A whopping 12.1 percent of American teenagers seriously consider attempting suicide in their lifetime, and approximately 2 million teens in the United States go on to attempt suicide each year.

10 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Adolescent

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Accept that what you did yesterday won't work today. Your child is changing and growing and your relationship with him or her has to accommodate that growth. To do this, your behavior is going to have to change, too.

You Can Now Video Chat Your Dog Thanks To This Brilliant Teen's Invention

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.06.2014 | Teen

At age 12, Brooke Martin of Spokane, Washington came up with a new way to stay in touch with her golden retriever. Now-14-year-old Brooke, armed with ...

3 Ways to Stop Your Teen From Making Risky Choices About Dating and Sex

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

Know where your children are, who they are with and what they are doing, at all times. When it comes to dating, this means supervising your teenager's dates.

10 Perfect Halloween Costumes For You And Your BFFs

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.03.2014 | Teen

Why dress up all on your lonesome when there are so many costumes perfect for you and your BFFs to wear together? This Halloween, show off your cre...

How To Deal With Your Teen's Broken Heart

High50 | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty
High50

Teenage heartbreak. Whether they've ended the relationship or been dumped, one thing's for sure. Their world has completely stopped spinning. And now, it's up to you to help them pick up the pieces and move on. But where do you start?

I Refuse To Put Your Teen On A Diet

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC | Posted 10.02.2014 | Parents
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

You or your doctor believes your teenager may be overweight or obese. I know how concerned you must be. The teenage years are tough enough. I'm happy you reached out to me for help, but I want to make sure you understand how I work with teens.

Fat Camp: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Oral Fixation | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women
Oral Fixation

That summer taught me that you can have your heart broken and still be OK; that moments of foolishness make you wise; that part of dating is learning what you don't want; and that you have to love yourself before anyone worthwhile ever will.

Teenage Driver Tips

Ron Reardon | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Ron Reardon

Tell a learning driver exactly, and completely, what to do. Explain the benefits of the correct action and consequences of otherwise. Avoid telling them what not to do, and assume nothing!

Keeping Teens Safe on the Streets

Kate Carr | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Teens who have been hit or almost hit also think its normal to cross the street while texting or talking on the phone.

Sound Sleep Advice For Back-To-School Season And Beyond

Laura Jana | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Jana

Treat sleep as a learned experience. As much as we'd like to think of sleep as natural, and the ability to do it well as an inborn skill, the fact of the matter is that many healthy sleep habits are learned. Which means that they often need to be encouraged, taught, and reinforced -- often on an ongoing basis.

Our Teens Go 'Electronics-free' (and Live to Tell About It)

Stephanie Duncan Caceres | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Duncan Caceres

Christian's room was dark, except for a small blue glow. At 2:37 a.m., he was texting in his bed; I entered Matthew's room and discovered the same disturbing scenario, only he was playing a video game.

2 Tips for Thinking Like an Entrepreneur

John Ducas | Posted 11.17.2014 | Teen
John Ducas

How do you do it? That's the question I constantly get asked when I tell people the things I have done in my life. Between founding a financial firm and creating a social networking startup by 16, I have a bit of experience concerning entrepreneurship.

Why Were 11 Girls Turned Away From Their Homecoming Dance?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.25.2014 | Teen

Nearly a dozen girls were turned away from Utah's Bingham High School homecoming dance last Saturday, according to FOX 13's KTSU. The reason? Their "i...

What Do Steve, Arianna, Millie and Karen Have in Common?

Millie Grenough | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com | CC BY-NC Common element in Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington, Millie Grenough, Karen Gomez: a) creativity b) crazy-busy...

The Next Great Generation: Gen Z

Sherry Chris | Posted 11.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sherry Chris

Home is a place of safety, togetherness and stability for people, and teens are no exception. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate surveyed Gen Z teens at a time when home is the center of their lives and a refuge from the pressures of being a teenager in today's world.

7 Things To Make Sure You Do During Your Child's Senior Year

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

It seems like the kids are grown, that the need to document their gorgeous faces has lost its urgency as the transitions slow. Wrong. That just-finished-childhood-not-quite-adult look is fleeting. Get someone who knows what they are doing to capture it.