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Why We Should Let Go of Nostalgia and Embrace the Evolution of Libraries

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Dr Layla McCay

Adding value doesn't have to mean diminishing the previous value. I think it is heartening that libraries are finding ways to survive -- and flourish. It is worthy that they provide digital access to those who need and want it.

You Talk to Your Kids About Safe Sex... What About Safe Relationships?

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Early adolescence is the critical juncture to talk to our children about what constitutes a healthy relationship. If you are worried about your teen talk, with their health care professional who can then put you in touch with local agencies that deal with partner and family violence.

Director Torre Catalano's Short Seasick Sailor Is Dark and Edgy

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Making a short film is no easy task. Time, energy and focus are just a few things that help make a story into a successful movie. Put Director / Writer Torre Catalano at the helm, and you've got one helluva' tale!

5 Traits That Build Meaning and Stability Into Your Teen's Life

Todd Kestin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Teens need meaning in their lives. They search for purpose, value, and fulfillment. Existing day-to-day and week-to-week isn't enough; they hunger for more than daily routines and obligations. When they find nothing to fill those voids, they're sometimes at risk for exploring treacherous ground with lost people.

Ode to the Elasticity of the Mother Heart

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

I didn't realize, until having my own daughter, just how incredibly elastic, how flexible my mother's heart had to be, to love so deeply and to let go so fully.

The Elkhart Four and the Unjust Application of the Felony Murder Rule on Teens

Steve Drizin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Even for adult offenders like 18-year-old Anthony Sparks, the felony murder rule should be constrained, especially in cases where the death of an accomplice was the result of an unpredictable, intervening event.

If I Could Tell My Adolescent Self What I Know Now

Lena Oh | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Lena Oh

I've witnessed too many ironies in my life and have gone through painful experiences. Despite learning from these mistakes, I wish I could tell my young self what I know now. And if some genius happens to create a time machine in my lifetime, these are the things that I'd say.

6 Things Only The Parent Of A Teenage Girl Would Understand

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.30.2013 | Fifty

Years ago, when my then 8-year-old daughter was as sweet as sugar and my then 5-year-old son a holy terror, someone wise said to me "It all changes wh...

Silence Is Key, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket talks about why silence is key in diffusing the power of a bully. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=517...

Teens Need Tools To Deal with Cyberbullies, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Editor-in-chief Ann Shoket discusses the tools that are necessary to help teens deal with cyberbullies. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts...

When Your Kid Is A Cyberbully, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 10.08.2013 | MarloThomas

What can you do as a parent when your kid is a cyberbully? Ann Shoket has the answer. For more information on bullying prevention and more videos, ...

Boys Have Feelings, Too, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket talks about how bullying affects boys and girls differently. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=51724341...

When The School Does Nothing, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket discusses what can be done when the school turns a blind eye to cyberbullying. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js...

Press Delete And Report, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket urges teens to use the power they have to delete and report cyberbullying. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?pla...

Boys And Girls Are Bullied Differently, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 10.08.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket talks about the difference between the way girls and boys are bullied. For more information on bullying prevention and more videos, visi...

The Delete Digital Drama Campaign, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket, Editor-in-chief of Seventeen Magazine, talks about her current campaign with ABC Family in an effort to stop cyberbullying. var src_url=...

Don't Engage A Bully, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Although it may be hard, Ann Shoket recommends that you don't respond to bullies – here's why. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/Player...

Resources For CyberBullying, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket shares resources to help educate yourself on the topic of cyberbullying. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playL...

Bullying Summit, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Do you feel like your school isn't doing enough to stop bullies? Ann Shoket discusses a unique opportunity to help educators get more involved. var ...

Is Your Daughter a Bully?

Anastasia Basil | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Anastasia Basil

If you have a daughter, don't just talk to her about being a good person, get all up in her business the way you do with grades, sports, nutrition and safety. Every morning say to her: Be someone's discovery of kindness in the world.

Lessons From Generation Z

Lea Stanković | Posted 11.25.2013 | Technology
Lea Stanković

In the case of Generation Z, the adage that wisdom comes with age simply isn't true. The young ones have it right.

3 Ways to Get Along With My Teenage Son

Pam Didner | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents
Pam Didner

I've learned that how they dress and act does not represent who they really are. Funky clothes, an aloof attitude and big headset do not mean they don't want to talk or they don't care.

Low Regard For High Ropes: Why I Don't Want My Kid Roped Into This Common Camp Activity

Christina Pesoli | Posted 11.24.2013 | Parents
Christina Pesoli

Why do we put kids through these exercises? If we want them to develop the courage to push past fear, can't we do that in a way that doesn't require them to override other instincts we need them to respect in order to keep them safe until their brains fully develop?

Cyberbullying Apps -- Why Are We Allowing Anonymous Cruelty?

Randy Taran | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Randy Taran

As a culture, let's really look at why we are accepting of 'confession pages,' and the proliferation of apps such that make it easier than ever for social cruelty to spread like a cancer into the hearts and minds of young people.

When Teens Think They Are Beyond Rules

GalTime | Posted 11.17.2013 | Parents
GalTime

As much as your teens would like to think that they are ready to set their own set of rules, they simply are not. They are inclined to take risks and often use bad judgment. So what are parents to do when teens announce by their actions or lack of actions that they are now marching to their own beat?