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These 6 Inspirational Athletes Show Us How To Beat The Odds

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports

What if you fell in love with a sport, but there was a large obstacle in your path, threatening to prevent you from playing it? These athletes know ex...

Lessons Learned

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Given the fact that the majority of teens learn to drive from their parents, open dialogue about safe behaviors on both sides is critical.

Teaching Mindfulness to Teenagers: 5 Ways to Get Started

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

If we want students to take mindfulness seriously, they need to see it in action. They need to see us paying attention and handling challenges skillfully. Those millennial Holden Caulfields can spot a phony a mile away.

Yagana Shah

10 Hilariously Awkward Parent Photos Sure To Embarrass Teens Everywhere

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty

There are dozens of awkward moments between kids and their parents. Like when your parents catch you in a compromising situation with your significant...

An Open Letter to Teenagers, Especially the Girls

Angela Keck | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

For myself, I believe there simply is no reason for this level of codependency at such a young age. These kids are either together, texting, Snapchatting or talking about each other to their friends. To my way of thinking, it borders on obsession!

Morning Madness Has Struck Again!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The clearer you are about what your morning routine should look like, the easier it will be on everyone.

Worried Your Teen Might Have an Eating Disorder? How to Talk About It

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

Many parents have wondered whether their teen has an eating disorder and it's often not easy to tell. Eating disorders tend to develop gradually and the signs and symptoms are often vague. There's no telltale rash or fever and, the truth is, people with eating disorders can be quite sly and secretive -- which can be a hallmark of adolescence in general.

A Pause To Watch My Teenage Son Grow Up

Lillian Duggan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Lillian Duggan

I won't be there on the beach waiting, worrying about his safety, asking myself whether he put on enough sunscreen. Nor will my husband, or any other adult. My son will be an adult looking out for himself.

Find Yourself a Lisa

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

When my daughter was about to enter high school, I gave her just one piece of advice: "Find yourself a Lisa."

Robin Williams Just Committed Suicide, and You Should Talk to Your Teenagers About This

Jillayna Adamson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Jillayna Adamson

It should be you, as a parent, who talks to them -- especially if your own child has struggled with depression, or other mental health issues.

How Can We Get Our Children Off Their iPhones and Spend Some Time Together?

Allison Carmen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Allison Carmen

Our family just spent a lovely weekend at my home with my sister-in-law and her children. Because our children are getting older, each one seems to have an iPad, iPhone or some other electronic gadget attached to their hand at all times.

Is Suicide Contagious? What Robin Williams' Death Means for Young People

Kara Powell | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kara Powell

Equally important as observing teenagers this week is engaging in conversation with them. Ask them what they think of Robin Williams' life, work, and death. Share that suicide is one of the most common forms of death for young people, and ask them if they know anyone who has ever talked about taking their own life.

We Need a Hero: Bill O'Dowd of Dolphin Films Talks Mattel's Max Steel

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

All we really need to do is watch a teenager playing a video game -- trance-like and oblivious to the world around them -- to know that entertainment, in every way shape or form, can change the way we think and act. Personally, I found the deepest meaning of this concept last summer, while visiting a filmmaker for a piece I was writing on him.

15 More Things To Add To Your Teenage Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 08.14.2014 | Teen

Give yourselves a pat on the back, guys -- teens are working harder today than ever before (but you already knew that). The problem is, between attend...

The Most Annoying Things That Teachers Say

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

To give everyone a better idea, I had my students list the most annoying things that their teachers (including me) say, and, some of my amazing colleagues and I decided to turn that list into a Vine.

What Schools Don't Talk About When They Talk About Bullying

Izzy Baird | Posted 08.12.2014 | Teen
Izzy Baird

It is time for us to turn the bullying conversation around. We have seen that targeting bullies does not work, so we need to find a new approach.

Taking Charge of the Media - Amplifying the Stories of Afghan-American Teen Girls

The Advice Project | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
The Advice Project

Because of the bombardment of negative media images, it's not enough to throw only a few positive images and examples of powerful women into the mix. We must talk about those images with girls.

Teen Interrupted

Alisa Schindler | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

I watch his hulking, itching to grow pre-teen body go. He's so far from that little boy in the crib, but there's still some baby left in there. And just like with all the milestones, this leap to teenager is bittersweet.

Tough Love: My Most Excruciating Night as a Parent

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Michelle Rose Gilman

During the four months before my son turned 18, I think I saw him maybe 12 times. He would leave early in the morning and return late in the evening. When our paths did cross, his eyes were glazed over.

The Word We Don't Want our Kids to Rely On

Jillayna Adamson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Jillayna Adamson

We tell our kids and teenagers all the time that they are special. We do. We tell them they are unique and we work to boost their self-esteem. We want them to be propelled into the world thinking they have advantages over others because of who they are. But what are the downfalls?

When the Baby You Adore Becomes a Teenager

Kathy Radigan | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Unlike the deep bouts of doubt I once had over whether I was a good actor or singer, or the doubts I can have today over whether I'm a good writer, blogger, gardener or even friend, I don't have too many over my ability as a mother.

9 Back-to-School Tips To Avoid Flunking Fall

Debra Fine | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Debra Fine

Because the summer usually offers many freedoms -- later nights, lazier mornings and space in between to just be a kid -- the structure of a fall schedule can be a bit jarring for the under-20 crowd.

Send your Kids Back to School With Confidence

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Change is hard for everyone and we have to help our children through this change with positive self-talk and reminding them of all their positive virtues.

From 13 to 23: A Study in Artificial Maturity

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Dr. Allen suggested that while they chase popularity, young teens miss a critical developmental period.

The Vital Component Often Missed When Heading Back to School

Michelle Bersell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Michelle Bersell

Going back to school is a huge transition for kids, mentally and emotionally. If they are entering a new school, whether that's middle school, high school, or college, it is an even bigger transition.