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What Adults (Apparently) Can't See When They Look At Teens

Isabel Song | Posted 06.08.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

Most teenagers do not adhere to the image of the stereotypical teen. Stop saying that we don't care about world affairs; many of us concerned about the world's future, especially since we will be the next ones to inherit responsibility for it.

Teen Actor Cameron Ocasio -- Stealing the Scene on Sam & Cat

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.07.2014 | TV
Ilana Rapp

"Sure, I have made mistakes, but nothing major that I regret. I do observe and learn from other people's mistakes and hopefully whatever mistakes I make in the future, will be minor."

The Worst Question to Ask Your Teenage Son

Megan McDonough | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Megan McDonough

When your teenager is being, well, a teenager, take a deep breath, relax and smile. This open approach will make you far more receptive to new and novel strategies to make lemonade from lemons.

7 Steps To Raising Stellar, Successful, Self-Sufficient Children

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Self-awareness is at the core of emotional intelligence and is crucial to your children reaching their academic and personal goals throughout their lives.

5 Things Every Teen Is Tired Of Hearing

Amy Yoelin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Teen
Amy Yoelin

When I hit the age bracket of being a teenager, everything changed -- from the books I read, to the websites I used. At the same time, I found that more and more people would expect the following from me.

Why Every 20-Something Needs a Teenage Best Friend

Jessica Kane | Posted 06.02.2014 | Teen
Jessica Kane

I always got along fairly well with adults, but with each passing year I came to realize that I enjoyed the company of younger friends equally if not more than with peers.

Let Your Teenager Sleep -- the Brain Needs It

Bobbi DePorter | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Bobbi DePorter

It's easy for teen's to forgo sleep because they have so many things competing for their time and attention, including homework, social functions and after-school activities. However, teens will ultimately function better in all of these areas when they make time for adequate rest.

Teenzilla and the Frontal Lobe

Amy Lord | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Amy Lord

Was there a reason for this ridiculous behavior? If so, was there a cure and was I going to be the next Freud of the teenage psyche? I finally found my calling!

5 Ways to Move From College Rejection to Acceptance

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Joseph

If you know any seniors and/or parents suffering from rejection-induced despair, here are five tips to help guide them through the month of April.

My Spring Break Flight Attendant Said 'Don't Helicopter'

Dana Mark | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

Earlier that day when I'd asked the kids what they were most looking forward to at home, I realized I couldn't think of anything myself other than my bed. As I stopped the baby from grabbing my son's headphones, I could feel a dark pit in my chest forming, tears pooling in my eyes.

Fairytale Economics

Delany Higgins | Posted 05.31.2014 | Teen
Delany Higgins

Recently, while avoiding some homework, I came across a video of a presentation given at Bowdoin College. I was cautious, at first, about clicking "pl...

The Editor's Response to 13-Year-Old Is Horrible

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

Luke Kennedy, editor of Tracks Magazine, started by talking about how his mother got him into surfing. How he loved the sport because of her. How so many of his writings have to do with her. How he has tried and really worked hard on bringing women's surfing into his magazine. Yet, he did not discuss what Chelsea, the August vixen in Tracks, had to do with surfing.

The Fantastic Dreams We Dream

Patrick Hess | Posted 05.31.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

As any parent can relate, the bewilderment and oft spoken belief for a future of adventure and excitement that our children share at various ages is something we cherish and reminisce at the same time.

5 Tips for Setting Limits on Kids' Cyber Behaviors

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Deborah Schoeberlein

It's scary out there, but being afraid isn't helping any of us. So, here are a few key points to consider and some practical suggestions for parents of young teens.

Who Needs Therapy When You Have Pets

Cindy Tansin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Tansin

By Cindy Tansin People thought I was crazy when I expanded my family to two dogs and three cats in addition to my two teenagers. The funny thing is,...

21 Food Times You Knew You Were A Teenager

The Huffington Post | Taste Editors | Posted 03.27.2014 | Taste

If you could eat like a teenager again, would you?

Studies Find Religion Promotes Healthy Body Image for Young Women

David Briggs | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Being part of a community that lifts up the message "God made me, and he doesn't make anything bad" appears to help moderate the impact of the "body loathing" promoted by popular culture, said sociologist Andrea Henderson of the University of South Carolina, lead researcher in the study.

Dealing With Online Stalkers

Patrick Hess | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Patrick Hess

Having a son who is gaining popularity worldwide has created some necessary auditing of his social media and phone texts. Trust me, it's an outgrowth of his pursuit of singing and acting as a minor, but it's also something that I don't believe many parents really grasp.

Teenagers With Anxiety and Depression: There's Hope -- Big Hope

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...

Parents, Stop Shaming Your Teen Daughters Online

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.24.2014 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Social media teaches us that there is no buffer between what people do in their daily lives and what is put online. However, parents must see the bigger picture, and opt not to publicly shame their children on social media.

Should I Allow My Son to Join a Fraternity?

John McCormick | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

My teenage son has begun looking at colleges. Recently, while we were looking at admissions brochures over breakfast, he asked me how I'd feel if he joined a fraternity.

What My Students Think About Being Popular

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 05.19.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

Teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine.

4 Ideas to Help Students Navigate Their Anxiety

Tim Elmore | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Do teens today really experience a more challenging life than teens did a hundred years ago? In some ways, yes they do. In other ways, not even close. And I believe we (adults) must equip them to navigate the pressures of life so they can reduce their "distress."

What My Students Think About Standardized Tests

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

In my years as an educator, I have come to one certainty: Teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine. So, here is what my students think about standardized tests:.

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.