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The Fantasy of Reality TV Talent Shows

Patrick Hess | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

It isn't about the lottery-like TV talent show that will help Spencer get discovered. It's all about the good old formula of hard work. Then more hard work. And finally, hard work.

The Generation, Pre-Pepsi: Review of Teenage

Dan Persons | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

If Wolf isn't thinking of Ken-Burnsing this into a full-fledged TV series, someone should. For now, though, Teenage restores the voices of the generations that helped shape our own, and serves as a moving reminder that the joys and anguishes experienced by teens now were shared by those who helped map out this vital phase of life.

10 Youth Movements That Changed History

Matt Wolf | Posted 05.13.2014 | Teen
Matt Wolf

Teenagers didn't always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape.

An Open Letter To The 'Sh*tty' Teens

Tony Posnanski | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

What Rachel Canning is going through is something I went through too. A lot of adults did and honestly, I would bet that your parents went through it as well. It is called the "sh*tty teenage" stage.

Social Media, Teens, and a Q&A With It's Complicated Author, danah boyd

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 05.10.2014 | Books
Marcus T. Wright

The rapid advance of social media has given kids and teenagers a wide variety of platforms to express themselves to their peers through the internet. ...

Interview with Jane Fonda on Her New Book About "Being a Teen"

Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.10.2014 | Books
Marianne Schnall

Helping teens has been a longtime passion of Fonda's, and learning about their needs, problems and questions compelled her to write her comprehensive new book, for which she consulted with a variety of additional resources and experts.

Aloneness: A Continuing Plague

Andy Braner | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Braner

As our culture moves faster and faster in search for more and more sterile ways of being human, I wonder if it's time we step away from the need to post, retweet, or like someone else on the electronic platform. I wonder if it's time we reach out for experiences without?

Homeless Teen Finds His Voice With StoryCorpsU and a Compassionate Teacher

StoryCorps | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
StoryCorps

Teachers and students who take part get to know each other more deeply and strengthen their relationships, a key factor in academic success. Through a recording Aaron made for the class, his teacher Celeste Davis-Carr learned that he was homeless.

My Global Kids Story

Global Kids | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Global Kids does a great job of channeling the qualities that are inherent in teenagers but often criticized: their energy, their natural rebelliousness, their passion.

What You REALLY Should Say To Your Overweight Teenager

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

Yes, I agree, talk about health is key, as is a focus away from body image and on being a good person. But the fact is, we really don't want our children to be fat -- not only because it is unhealthy, but because in our uber competitive world, a fat person is less likely to be hired, or to be asked on a date -- and yes, all of that matters. Unfortunately, what's outside matters too.

5 Things That Scare Me Most About Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Stress alone doesn't makes you a better, stronger person. What makes you resilient is the way in which you shift and strengthen your response to the stress around you.

Coping With Disappointment: The Rule of Sevens

Pam Didner | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Pam Didner

My son has a rule of sevens to overcome sadness: seven hours, seven days and seven weeks. He allows himself to get sad or angry for a certain period of time. For him, it can be seven hours, seven days or seven weeks. When the time is up, he tells himself that he needs to move on and stops dwelling on situations that he can no longer change.

5 Tips to Transform Teen School Indifference to Engagement

Todd Kestin | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Is your teen struggling in school? Does he seem apathetic? Have you lectured, grounded and threatened until you have no idea what else to do?

The Real Tragedy Of The Rachel Canning Case

Devon Corneal | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Families deserve the opportunity to muddle through crises together -- it's how children (and parents) learn respect and compromise and perspective and how to navigate conflict.

Why Texting Rules: The Silver Lining Parents Are Missing

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
John Duffy, Psy.D.

Texting with your kids can be a very, very good thing if you allow it to be. It is an excellent way to make a connection, touch base for a moment, make a mark or a point, briefly, without helicopter-ing.

Should You Call the Police on Your Own Kids?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My daughter told me that she thinks that my husband is a lunatic. My husband tells me that our daughter is a brat. I don't know where to turn.

Parent or Manager? The Challenges of Helping My Son Succeed

Patrick Hess | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

For most American parents, the balancing of a job and parenting children is enough. Add any sort of activities that require carpooling and tightly gripping a camera phone, recording the memories that will be broadcast on your Facebook page, and it's exhausting.

Being Young, Happy and Wise: An Entry From an Almost 20-Something

Tywan Wade | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

The secret to dispelling all of your worries and being properly happy is this: Everything in our life happens for a reason and the sooner you embrace that, the happier you'll be.

Like a Rolling Stone

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Lori Ferraro

I made such a scene, it was talked about for a while afterward, and not in a good way. Jumping, screaming, almost crying, kissing the giant video screen -- it was not my finest moment.

Anger Management in Families Made Easier

Sandra Dupont | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Sandra Dupont

The people who are closest to us sometimes treat us the worst. They know us well and tend to know how to irritate and provoke us. It is important to remember that your husband, wife, child and siblings are not your enemy.

Changing the Cultural Conversation About Adolescence

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Since we are profoundly social creatures, it may not be such a surprise that our social experiences literally shape the wiring of our social brains.

The Gay Dad Project

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Fader

Throughout my time living online I've met some truly inspirational people. One of those people is Erin Best Margolin. Erin has a business partner name...

The Consequences Of Our Epidemic Of Stress

Kristen Race, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Kristen Race, Ph.D.

We can't help our kids manage their stress until we can manage ours. If you think you're hiding your worry and stress from your kids, keeping them in a safe bubble of blissful childhood, think again.

6 Things Only The Mother Of A Teenage Boy Would Understand

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty

I have both a son and a daughter and can say this with 100 percent certainty: In my case, it's been two totally different parenting experiences. From ...

I'm a Parent or a Tech Guy, but I'm Not Prepared to Be Both

Joel L. Watts | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Joel L. Watts

I was raised in the '80s and '90s. I could program the VCR, so I was a tech genius compared to my parents. I am still a social media whiz compared to some of my peers. But, I am no longer on the cutting edge.