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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.

Replace the Race

Vicki Abeles | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Vicki Abeles

Since the release of Race to Nowhere, I've traveled across the country, hearing stories from parents, educators and students who struggle with the pressures of our achievement-obsessed education system and culture.

What's a Dad to Do?

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Charles J. Alaimo

Conveying the importance of focus and studying when friends are within reach is a difficult balance for my daughter and at times, I feel as I have lost out. I fear she has lost out.

31 Things Your Kids Should Be Able to Do Before They Move Out

Emily Mendell | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Emily Mendell

Since we grownups have a bucket list of things we must do before we kick the bucket, our kids have a bubble list of things they must do before they leave the bubble of our home and our protection.

What My Students Worry About the Most

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

In my nine years as an educator, I have spent the majority of my time with teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18, and I have come to one certainty: Teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine.

5 Reasons to Take Another Selfie

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Lauren Galley

By posting a selfie, you are forever sharing your uniqueness with the world, and if that's not something to celebrate, then I don't know what is!

What Boys Need

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Leaving behind the notion that boys are simply testosterone turbo-charged stalkers of the opposite sex, we can shift the debate about what they want to what they need. And there we discover the nurture deficit that leaves many boys voiceless.

What My Students Think About Mike Sam

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

I decided to not only empower my students, but give them a forum where they can freely, and without judgment, share their thoughts, views and opinions on the topics that are current and being discussed in the mainstream media.

Teenage Sex: Changing the Conversation

Todd Kestin | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

To equip your teen for healthy relationships, make it part of your family culture as early as possible. For the sake of his future, burn less energy banning him from sex and instead put your heart into preparing him for healthy, satisfying relationships.

What Mommy Bloggers Are Doing Wrong

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I have come to the conclusion that some of you Mommy Bloggers apparently don't think your children are ever going to grow up. Let me assure you, it will happen.

Foster the Big Moment: A Parent's Mandate

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
John Duffy, Psy.D.

As my wife Julie and I approached the pool, I was filled with anticipation and no small degree of bittersweet dread. This was the end of an era for George, and for us. I did not want to be the dad doubled over and bawling, yet that knot in my chest just kept growing.

10 Ways Your Awkward Teenage Years Prepared You To Kick Ass In The Real World

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy

The word "awkward" is practically synonymous with the word "teenager" -- every adolescent undergoes a difficult physical and emotional transformation ...

Would You Post Your Deepest Secrets Online?

Lindsey Saletta | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Lindsey Saletta

If you had a deep, dark, potentially life-damaging secret, would you post it on a public website for strangers to comment on? No? Well, what if it was anonymous? Still no?

The Night I Officially Felt Like A Teenager For The First Time

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

In the fall of 1975 I went to a birthday party. It was a time when we were quite impressed with ourselves, my friends and I. We had the right clothes -- overalls and carpenter pants, Frye boots and Huck-a-Poo shirts, and we were, for the most part, left to our own devices, free to smoke cigarettes and pot and drink cheap beer, walking from house to house in the cold nights, safe in our little suburban town.

My Problem With 'When I Grow Up'

Eden Friedman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Teen
Eden Friedman

Who here is guilty of using the phrase, "When I grow up" in the past year? I have witnessed the use of it by students at my school (myself included), and one day it hit me. For the most part, we are grown up. No pressure, or anything.

I Was Raised By My Teenage Son

Cate Pane | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Cate Pane

Honestly, the day we brought our newborn across the threshold of our home, the angst began. I feared that I wouldn't be able to be the mother he deserved. I'm not just talking about the typical trepidation of a new mom. I'm talking terror. I knew nothing about being a mother.

10 Steps to Raising a Healthy, Happy Kid

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

We will know what kind of parent we are by how we see our children get along and interact in the world. Love should be the foundation of parenting. It is also important to know that discipline is the highest form of love.

The Days of Ozzie and Harriet are Over! School Boards Must Pass New Sex Education Curriculums

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Steve Siebold

Giving students access to condoms doesn't increase their odds of having sex, it just increases the odds that they'll have safe sex.

The 10 Commandments Of Instagram

Rachel Simmons | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Rachel Simmons

It's time for some guidelines on how to be a good human on Instagram. I came up with these with input from a bunch of kids, teens, parents and educators. I encourage you to talk about them with your kids and share them with teachers.

I am NOT a Helicopter Parent!

Cate Pane | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Cate Pane

Dear Childless Teacher, with disclaimers communicated, I would like to go on and dispel some of the preconceived notions you may have about me.

Turning 13

Claire Wapole | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Claire Wapole

As much as saddens me to admit it, all the moments I will ever have with my son as a little boy have already happened. All of his little boy life has been lived. There are no more little guy moments to be made. They are over.