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Real Time: Acrobat Mothers Versus Tiger Mothers

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Shapiro Barash

Having just conducted a study with a diverse pool of American mothers and as a mother to two daughters and one son -- I know that mothering today is much more nuanced than Ms. Chua's experience.

Digital Natives: How Irish Teens Live Online

John Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John Lee

A recent study shows that Irish teens live much of their lives online.

Advice for Gay Teens

Tomas Mournian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tomas Mournian

Yes, it does get better! But that might be a few years from now. What should you do in the meantime?

Cybersexism Meets Its Match: High School Girls Demand Respect

Patricia Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Patricia Martin

The girls at my local high school are fighting back in outrage over a Social Network-style website that rates girls using sexually explicit and racist remarks.

'Skins': What Parents Should Know

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

There's a theory out there that posits a giant "feedback loop" between MTV and other purveyors of youth culture and the kids who consume it. Shows like "Skins" actually do hold up a mirror to a portion of their audience.

I'm Competing with My Son's Friends for His Attention (and the Friends Are Winning)

Karen Buscemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Karen Buscemi

There comes a time in every kid's life when he has to make a decision: Does he want to hang out with his parents or his friends?

Have You Ever Thought About Mentoring?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

For those of you still sitting on the fence, you may want to know that mentoring not only helps a young person advance in their life, but it also helps you.

Understanding Why Teens Love Disaster, Distress And Dystopian Lit

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

These books that deal with anorexia, cyber-bullying, self-mutilation, alcoholic parents, and vampiric sex strike a nerve with teenagers because of the intense developmental and social changes they're experiencing.

Why I Created Skins

Bryan Elsley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bryan Elsley

Skins is actually a very serious attempt to get to the roots of young people's lives. Skins tries to tell the truth. Sometimes that truth can be a little painful to adults and parents.

The Need For Authority In Relationships With Troubled Youth

Mark Redmond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Redmond

When relationship and authority are in balance the child feels it, the family settles down and the community benefits.

A Teen Drinking Gene?

Yahoo! | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Genetics appear to play a role in teens' use of heavy drinking to cope with negative feelings, a new study suggests....

Laurie David Shares Family Dinner Conversation Tips

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

I spoke with Laurie David, friend, mom and author of the new book, "The Family Dinner," to get her take on how to keep table conversation lively and friendly.

Don't Guess, Drug Test!

Donna Estes Antebi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Estes Antebi

Addiction is a lifetime commitment we don't want our children to make. It can be an uncomfortable subject to bring up, but drug education needs to start early.

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At 17, most teenagers are just getting their driver's license. Simone Bernstein, however, was launching St. Louis Volunteen, a targeted website for pe...

Top Ten Teen Comments of 2010

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Irene Rubaum-Keller

My son is now 13. Sometimes he seems 30 and sometimes 3, which I hear is normal. I also hear our relationship is normal in that he currently lives t...

Launching the Last One

Barbara Schroeder | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Schroeder

I'm realizing, it's not just my son I'm saying good-bye to, it's my motherhood.

Teen Pregnancy Rates Highest In South

The Hill's Healthwatch | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, for instance, 2008 birth rates were less than 25 per 1,000 teens aged 15 to 19, CDC found. I...

Blended, Brady Style

Claudia Gryvatz Copquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Claudia Gryvatz Copquin

I spent my childhood glued to the TV set, enchanted by my fictional friends Marcia, Jan, Cindy, Greg, Peter and Bobby.

Overnight Successes Take Time

James M. Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James M. Lynch

As a business coach I talk to a broad spectrum of potential clients.

Eating Disorders: Identifying Warning Signs in Children

Melinda Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melinda Hutchings

In Western society, we have relative freedom of choice when it comes to thoughts and action. Yet the prevalence of eating disorders continues to climb...

Confessions of a Failed Parent: I Promised a Dog

Jonathan Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jonathan Black

My boys did not grow up on a farm. This might not be an issue if 99 percent of their early reading did not consist of stories that featured owls, bears, cows, kangaroos, bats, pigs and little red hens.

Are Your Teenagers More Entitled Than Grateful?

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

We want to feel more gratitude -- and we want our kids to do the same -- because gratitude is so closely associated with happiness that the two are practically indistinguishable from one another.

How Family Dinners With Young Children Could Curb Bullying

David Petrie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Petrie

If you're ever struggling to make dinner-table conversation with a young child, one question will save you every time: "So tell me, what was the favorite part of your day?"

TV Time for Our End Dogfighting Campaign, One 'Lucky' Dog (VIDEO)

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

We all know it's important to pass laws to prevent cruelty. But what happens when the perpetrators aren't hardened criminals, but misguided kids who grew up thinking dogfighting is normal?

Bristol Palin and Mike "The Situation": What Don't You Understand?

Neil Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Neil Cole

What do you get when you combine the country's most visible proponent of abstinence, the most in-your-face seeker of casual sex, a pack of gold condom...