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Model Finally Attends Prom, 10 Years Later

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

When you first see model Brittany Mason, you can't help but be captivated by her beauty, charm and infectious smile. When she enters a room, all heads...

Rules for Post-Prom Parties

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Prom time is an opportunity to begin transforming your relationship with your child in preparation for their fast-approaching adulthood.

How About a New Trend? Being Confident and Smart!

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

When I hear stories from generations who did not have social media, computers, and cell phones, the act of bullying didn't seem so bad. It was character building....if someone was mean to you, you had two choices.

Fighting the Beast: Is The Cost Of Getting Sane Driving You Crazy Too?

K | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
K

I am writing anonymously to protect my daughter. She is mentally ill at the moment and suffers from, among other things, depression. I take no chances. I also won't name the corporation that is driving me insane. I am afraid of it. I'm sure it's much the same as all the others anyhow. I'll call it "The Beast."

Middle-Aged Haiku

Stacey Graham | Posted 07.20.2014 | Comedy
Stacey Graham

There's only so much Febreeze a parent can go through before the fumes start to attack the nervous system. Instead of fighting the frustration of no longer being able to see my feet over my boobs, I'm channeling it into wine-tinged poetry.

When Your Parents Become the Coolest People Ever

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

To all of the parents out there that feel as though the stubborn adolescent that you created will never change, here is some hope for you. It's just a process to their becoming your biggest fan. To all of the young adults who have this figured out, let your parents know how awesome they are.

Yagana Shah

Your Mom And Dad Have Nothing On These 13 Most Embarrassing Parents Of All Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.16.2014 | Fifty

As far as life's embarrassing moments go, there are a million embarrassing moments between kids and their parents. Like that embarrassing moment when ...

I Wrote 5 Failed Novels

Rachel Kapelke-Dale | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Rachel Kapelke-Dale

I can't imagine the person I would have become if I had actually had published a novel at 23. What I had really had at that age was a deep desire to prove myself, to hold on to my 'specialness' after my adolescence and my fancy college were stripped away.

'Mormon Prom' Draws Hundreds Of Teens For Celebration Of Modesty

The Star-Ledger | Janelle Griffith | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

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Hundreds of teens from North Jersey gathered in Morristown on Saturday (May 10) for a night celebrating modesty — the eighth annual “Morm...

Teen Talk: What Do Our Teenage Girls Say About #BringBackOurGirls?

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Lauren Cahn

What do my teens feel about what's happened in Nigeria? Or about the fact that in some parts of the world, attempting to pursue an education could cost a girl her freedom and her life? What do the their teenage friends think? What's the buzz in the high school halls?

I Blame Teen Movies For Giving Me False Hopes About High School

Sarah Convissar | Posted 07.09.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

From waking up at 6 a.m. for four straight years to the pressure of grades to friend drama, high school is not what I had thought it would be. So where do we get all these expectations from? The media and mainly cheesy high school movies.

The One Crazy Activity That Will Bond Your Teens For Life

Julie Fingersh | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Years ago, my husband introduced our kids to the concept of watching a few select movies over and over and over again. Having been raised at the altar of productivity, I saw this activity as a colossal waste of time, bordering on sinful.

8 Tips For Parents Of Teens With Depression

Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents

By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer Published: 05/01/2014 10:53 AM EDT on LiveScience The teenage years are notoriously turbulent. Adolescen...

Reality Check: What's More Dangerous Than Diving With Sharks?

Bradley Bermont | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Bradley Bermont

To close out April's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, In One Instant would like to present a one-minute reality check that puts our fear of sharks in perspective.

To The Stranger Who Ruined My Son's Day -- And Taught Him An Important Lesson

Jennifer Ball | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Ball

You opened your mouth and schooled my son on what it's like to be on the receiving end of ill-timed, inappropriate words. You helped me do what is one of my least favorite jobs as a parent: you thickened up his skin, made my sweet boy a little bit tougher.

Kevin Smart: Touring Teen Drummer Shares His Secrets

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Kevin Smart, an 18 year-old drummer from the East Coast, has become one of the most sought out, in demand musicians today. He's currently touring wi...

One Place You Won't Find the Confidence Gap

Jennifer Dulski | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Dulski

I have been around confident, amazing women my whole life -- from school, to work, to the mothers of my children's friends, there are confident women all around me. And I, myself, have had a successful career. With that said, when I think deeply about it, I do see examples fairly frequently that can fall under the theme of the confidence gap.

8 Steps to Teaching Teens How to Make Conversation

Debra Fine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Teen
Debra Fine

No matter how advanced technology becomes, landing a scholarship, job interview or fiancé will still require some form of verbal communication.

The Exhausting Truth About Teens and Sleep

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Parenting teenagers is no easy feat. You worry about drugs, grades, sports, sex, college acceptance, peer pressure, bullying... there's probably not m...

Promposal: the Movie

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 06.27.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

As a veteran educator, I have had the pleasure, year after year, to be around some of the most talented and inspirational students there are anywhere....

Pondering Religion's Absence as Son Turns 13

Steph Thompson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion
Steph Thompson

There was no bar mitzvah, no ceremony where a rabbi and temple congregants congratulated him, no family and friends invited from far and wide. I am sad about this and, yet, here we are, a couple days away from the sleepover and paintball party that will mark my son's coming of age.

Soccer Mom, Helicopter Mom or Snow Plow Mom?

Andy Braner | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Andy Braner

Parenting today has to be one of the hardest jobs on the planet. I read the back-and-forth articles between business CEO's who think stay-at-home mom...

Bisexuals Exist... Really (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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Reading To Kill a Mockingbird With My Daughter

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

Her voice carried the panic of a swimmer recognizing the undertow too late. She thrashed against the words, terrified of drowning in them.

Teens, Character and the Myth That Keeps Them Apart

Todd Kestin | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

By focusing on your own expressions of character -- instead of what your teen lacks -- you'll not only follow a better path, you'll help your children follow closely behind. Here are a handful of ideas of help get you started.