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28 Ways To Ask Your Teens 'How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'How Was School Today?'

liZ Evans | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
liZ Evans

When you get engaged dialogue with a teen, it's never disappointing. It's guaranteed to be interesting; sometimes it can be very enlightening; and it's ALWAYS worth the work. ALWAYS.

The Kind Of Therapy Every Teen Needs

Anna Caltabiano | Posted 11.01.2014 | Teen
Anna Caltabiano

Though at times it may not feel like it, we're not as isolated as we imagine. Reading about characters who confront and overcome similar predicaments and hurdles reminds us that there's always a way through and that we can all survive, and actually enjoy, our teenage years.

'This Is Life When You're Single' Might Just Be Your New Anthem

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.29.2014 | Teen

It's easy to get bummed out when you're the only one of your friends without a boyfriend (or girlfriend) and everybody else is busy holding hands or p...

Bea Miller's Sam Smith Cover Will Give You Goosebumps

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.28.2014 | Teen

Original Song: "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith Cover Artist: Bea Miller, one of our favorite former "X Factor USA" contestants originally recorded the ...

Dear Freshman Girls

Lauren Galley | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

First days are an amazing part of growing up and now that I have just begun my sophomore year of college, I too am feeling all the excitement once again as I start a new chapter in my life.

Empower Your Children to Stand on Their Own Two Feet

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Children who are entrusted with a reasonable amount of responsibility to figure out and solve their problems bounce back with more resilience when they experience a setback.

Three Simple Ways to Prepare Your Child For the Complications of Life

Debra Fine | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Allowing children to hone the skills needed to become productive members of society may cause a few bumps in the road now, but by doing so, they will be able to successfully navigate the twists and turns of the future so they, too, can enjoy the ride.

We Have a Parenting Crisis Going On

Angela Keck | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

We need to teach them how to handle their emotions, how to cope with being well and truly angry or upset and how to communicate and express themselves in a healthy way

The First Thing You Should Do After Your Kids Leave The Nest

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.26.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Whether it's the first time their children are leaving, or time for them to return to a dorm room or off-campus apartment, the homes of these parents will suddenly be empty of stuff, of people, of noise, of activity. For some there's a sense of relief, while for others this is a heartbreaking and sad time.

I'm Homesick! What Parents Can Say to Their Anxious College Student

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

The best things in life come out of change, and this is one that both you and your child have been working toward for many, many years!

The All-Too-Common Story of an Extraordinary Young Man

Tamara Duricka Johnson | Posted 10.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Tamara Duricka Johnson

I've had a slew of thoughts rushing through my head these last few days. I've cried the mother's wail. I've scrolled through old pictures in disbelief of this new reality. Mostly I've sat in shocked silence.

11 Things to Think About As You Start Your College Life

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Dana Westreich Hirt

So many of us parents are worried about the wrong things as we prepare our kids for the start of a college career. We fail to use this seminal moment as an opportunity to share values. The reasons are many.

Getting Along Better with Others

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.23.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

I can guarantee that if you think about whether to use "to" or "with" and put into practice actually saying what you mean, it will make a big difference in how you get along with other people.

5 Tips To Make Parenting Your Teen a Joy (For Real)

KnowMore TV | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

Teenagers are close to their peak of physical strength and intellectual capacity, but the part of the brain responsible for impulse control is among the last to mature and the circuitry that controls the intensity of emotional responses is overactive in the teen brain.

These 6 Inspirational Athletes Show Us How To Beat The Odds

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports

What if you fell in love with a sport, but there was a large obstacle in your path, threatening to prevent you from playing it? These athletes know ex...

Lessons Learned

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Given the fact that the majority of teens learn to drive from their parents, open dialogue about safe behaviors on both sides is critical.

Teaching Mindfulness to Teenagers: 5 Ways to Get Started

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

If we want students to take mindfulness seriously, they need to see it in action. They need to see us paying attention and handling challenges skillfully. Those millennial Holden Caulfields can spot a phony a mile away.

Yagana Shah

10 Hilariously Awkward Parent Photos Sure To Embarrass Teens Everywhere

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty

There are dozens of awkward moments between kids and their parents. Like when your parents catch you in a compromising situation with your significant...

An Open Letter to Teenagers, Especially the Girls

Angela Keck | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

For myself, I believe there simply is no reason for this level of codependency at such a young age. These kids are either together, texting, Snapchatting or talking about each other to their friends. To my way of thinking, it borders on obsession!

Morning Madness Has Struck Again!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The clearer you are about what your morning routine should look like, the easier it will be on everyone.

Worried Your Teen Might Have an Eating Disorder? How to Talk About It

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

Many parents have wondered whether their teen has an eating disorder and it's often not easy to tell. Eating disorders tend to develop gradually and the signs and symptoms are often vague. There's no telltale rash or fever and, the truth is, people with eating disorders can be quite sly and secretive -- which can be a hallmark of adolescence in general.

A Pause To Watch My Teenage Son Grow Up

Lillian Duggan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Lillian Duggan

I won't be there on the beach waiting, worrying about his safety, asking myself whether he put on enough sunscreen. Nor will my husband, or any other adult. My son will be an adult looking out for himself.

Find Yourself a Lisa

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

When my daughter was about to enter high school, I gave her just one piece of advice: "Find yourself a Lisa."

Robin Williams Just Committed Suicide, and You Should Talk to Your Teenagers About This

Jillayna Adamson | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Jillayna Adamson

It should be you, as a parent, who talks to them -- especially if your own child has struggled with depression, or other mental health issues.

How Can We Get Our Children Off Their iPhones and Spend Some Time Together?

Allison Carmen | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Allison Carmen

Our family just spent a lovely weekend at my home with my sister-in-law and her children. Because our children are getting older, each one seems to have an iPad, iPhone or some other electronic gadget attached to their hand at all times.