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'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.

Our Children: Here and Gone

Robin Korth | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Robin Korth

We so eagerly await them, dread them, desire them and then despair of them. Our children are our greatest blessings and our most brutal teachers.

10 Books to Read While Waiting Impatiently for Maleficent

Colleen Oakes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Colleen Oakes

Less than two months until Angelina Jolie hits the screen as Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent in Disney's upcoming movie. While you wait, here are 10 books to tide you over until the movie premieres!

9 Insightful Quotes From Teens Who Really 'Get It'

Posted 06.03.2014 | Teen

Life can be tough for people at any age, but most would agree that being a teenager is exceptionally difficult. When else can you can wake up with the...

10 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With College Rejections

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Unless you are the parent of a child who got into their top choice school using the early decision process, then you are most likely among the multitude of parents who are trying to deal with an emotional vortex fraught with anxiety and stress.

Self-Confidence Begins at Home

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

A child's sense of self is shaped by every interaction he or she has, but it is shaped most powerfully by how they are loved and parented at home. How a child sees themselves will influence every aspect of their life from their education, relationships to their overall well-being.

Unexpected Portraits Capture Teen Girls When They Aren't Looking

Feature Shoot | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
Feature Shoot

More Than Violet makes room for the unexpected and ask questions of girlhood, womanhood and the uncomfortable idea of being looked at.

What I Would Do If I Could Rewrite My Family's History

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
John Duffy, Psy.D.

Today is my father's birthday. He would have turned 84 years old today, had he survived beyond the way-too-impossibly-young age of 68. Though it's closing in on two decades since I last shared my day with him, road-tripped with him, or swam with him out to that little sand bar in the Gulf of Mexico, I can still hear his voice.

Mississippi's Horrific Approach to Sex Education

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Steve Siebold

What was supposed to educate and inform teenagers in the state has turned into a big joke.