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Enforcing Good Behavior: The Checkout Line Shouldn't Be the Front Line in Battling Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Steven Kurlander | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Kurlander

While this refusal appeared ridiculous, it spoke volumes about the intrusion into our lives that has been institutionalized in our nation. The American cashier is now tasked not only with ringing up sales, but enforcing harsh laws against alcohol and drug consumption.

How Four Cities in the Global South are Fighting Youth Unemployment

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

According to the International Labour Organization, over 70 million 15-24 year olds worldwide are unemployed. This issue is particularly prevalent in ...

How This Mother Learned the Language of Boys

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

None of this even remotely resembled anything I'd ever been interested in before. Ever. And yet this crazy new language was something I desperately wanted to learn.

Through the Eyes of Drive: Insights From an American Teenager

Tywan Wade | Posted 08.18.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

I'm scared. I'm sitting here, on a Sunday night, in my college dorm room, studying calculus, and I'm scared to death of what's next. It's honestly bee...

Drug Use Linked With Brain Differences In Teens

Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 06/16/2014 04:45 AM EDT on LiveScience Teens who have used drugs even just once in their lives hav...

10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Left For College

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Davis Kho

It's graduation season, and time for inspirational and lofty speeches. But high school grads, I'm here to keep it real and give you more pragmatic advice. Here are the ten practical things I wish I'd known when I was heading off to college.

Teaching Teens the Fine Art of Making a Meaningful Impression

Debra Fine | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

We teach our children so many things over the years: how to hold a cup, tie a shoe, ride a bike or share a toy are all building blocks to the future. Learning tasks at an early age prepares children for the big, bright future, right?

Celebrating My Nween (Newborn Teen)

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

I reflected on the year and started to think about all that my daughter has accomplished in her second year of middle school. So many accomplishments came to mind and I decided to give her some awards of my own design to mark the occasion.

10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Another City in Your 20s

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Mo Seetubtim

Nothing can bring you closer to building an intimate relationship with yourself and getting to know yourself better than moving away from home and living in another city.

You Are Never Too Old for Prom

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 08.09.2014 | Style
Nicholas Ferroni

In a previous blog, I shared a story about Brittany Mason, a model and former Miss Indiana, who was so bullied and terrorized as a teen, that she ne...

THIS Is How to Transform Your Relationship With Your Daughter

David Kanegis | Posted 08.08.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

There's no time like the present to begin transforming your relationship with your daughter. Communication is the key and we're laying the foundation today for a more fulfilling tomorrow. It's easy to accomplish and a great way to kick off the summer.

Summer Camp Is Critical to Faith: An Interview With Kenda Creasy Dean

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

This summer approximately 11 million children and adults will attend camp. Does going to camp matter? Last year I interviewed Kenda Creasy Dean who...

Fathering Minds: 7 Books for Dad's Shelf

James M. Chesbro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
James M. Chesbro

My favorite fatherhood books are a compass at the end of a frenzied day. These seven works of literary nonfiction situate me in the fellowship of other dads pursuing understandings.

Do We Parent and Educate Our Children that 'I' Is More Important Than 'You?'

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.02.2014 | Education
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Each child is special and unique. Despite this, we often apply very linear rules of parenting and teaching to them. In doing this, we miss out on thei...

Use Your Powers For Good, Kid

Jesse Michener | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Jesse Michener

The person who can't own a mistake and pay the consequences is so terrified at the thought of failure he'll do anything to keep it as far away from him as possible, often at the expense of others.

Closing Time: Graduating Out into the World

Jennifer Ball | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Ball

You have these children, you see, and for a long time all you do is raise them. And then one day, you wake up and realize they're raised. You get those 18 years with them, which at first seems like a freaking eternity but, when you get to the end, seems to be nothing more than a wink in time.

Can Parents Prevent Eating Disorders?

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

While there's nothing definitive you can do to prevent an eating disorder in your child, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk, and increase the chance of her (or him) having a positive body image.

Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenting Your Teen After Graduation

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Parenting an 18-year-old who is about to gain tremendous freedom and responsibility, but who is still living under your roof, can be understandably tumultuous.

5 Ways Summer Camp Helps Your Child Prepare for Adulthood

Todd Kestin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

When your child attends summer camp, he learns how to work with others, build meaningful relationships, accept guidance and develop decision-making skills. All of these life skills create a foundation that will serve him and that he'll stand and grow from for the rest of his life.

Generation Like

Mimi James | Posted 07.30.2014 | Media
Mimi James

My ears bleed and I suffer in silence when I'm schlepping a carful of tweens to the beach or to the movies. When these girls are not singing along to Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea, my senses are being bombarded with a symphony of "likes."

What's Wrong With Girls? Apparently Everything

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 07.26.2014 | Women
Abby Rodman, LICSW

It's tempting to remind parents of girls to watch their running commentary on women's clothes or hair or weight or beauty. But so many moms and dads are already out there fighting the good fight for their daughters' self-esteem.

Are You a Narcissist If You Take Selfies?

Melissa Schenker | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Melissa Schenker

Calling everyone who takes selfies out as "narcissist" is like accusing everyone who wears black of being a punk. It's an over-generalization that invites people to rely on shallow notions of narcissism that do not serve us.

8 Steps to Parenting the Art of Dreaming Big

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Resilience is fundamental to success. It helps us to adapt and become independent and self-confident.

What If Your Safety Net Doesn't Feel Safe?

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

When surrounded by friends and family on whom one can count for support of every kind, it's hard to imagine the downward spiral that can land someone ...

Please: If You See Something, Say Something

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Call to mind the young people in your life. Ask yourself if anyone triggers a feeling of discomfort or concern. Let your instincts weigh in, even if your rational mind says, Oh that kid's just a little quirky