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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.

Man Up to Your Children: Do Not Let Them Determine Your Love Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.26.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

What happens when a man has met a woman who really makes him happy but his teenage kids hate her for no reason? If a man is not strong in his own self he stands to lose it all in this situation... the respect of his kids and the loss of a love.

A Boarding School for Rabbis and Beauty Queens

Diana Bletter | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Diana Bletter

In the whole wide world, there's no other boarding school for at-risk teenagers that can boast a beauty queen and a rabbi among its graduates. That's just one reason that Kfar Hassidim Youth Village, near Haifa, Israel, is special.

52 Things I'd Tell My Teenage Self

Alexis Dent | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Alexis Dent

Being a twenty-something is like you're in this stage of reluctant adulthood, but being a teenager feels like it was yesterday. And for some of us, maybe it was. If I could talk to the teenage version of myself, here's what I'd tell her (and just about every other teenager out there).

3 Parenting Tips This Grandma Wants You to Hear

Janie Emaus | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Janie Emaus

One of the most important jobs in the world, if not the most important, is that of being a parent. And yet, unlike other tasks and endeavors, it does not come with a training manual.

Making a Difference in the Lives of Teenagers

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

We know that teenagers are prone to engaging in risky behaviors, but what are the solutions? In addition to intervention and professional support, parents can play a key role in their adolescents' well-being and their ability to make good decisions.

The Trick to Raising Kids Who Love Themselves

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If, as parents, we are not taking care of ourselves, but are taking care of everyone and everything else, we are teaching our children that love comes from the outside and/or only comes through "doing" for others.

A Boy's Plea About Video Game Addiction

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The next time you feel a desire to tune out by turning on your game system, pause. Take three or four breaths and just notice how you feel. Tense? Anxious? Excited? Sad? Bored?

Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Children, especially teenagers can be incredibly dramatic. The one thing we must do as parents is not buy in to the drama.

How HGH Made Me a Bigger Person

Oral Fixation | Posted 03.19.2014 | Teen
Oral Fixation

There it is. Sitting on my dresser is the team picture. That team picture that I hate. I don't hate it because we lost that game. I hate it because I come up to the chest of the next shortest player on the field. At nine years old and less than four feet tall, I was embarrassingly small.

Proof: Teens Are Completely Done With Facebook

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

We know teens aren't that into Facebook anymore. Now we have some fairly stunning data from iStrategyLabs to back that up. There are 3 million fewe...

Why Teens Are More Likely To Do Things If There's A Reward

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

By: Tanya Lewis Published: 01/13/2014 03:14 PM EST on LiveScience Teenagers often do things if the payoff is great, and the reason may come dow...

When Preventing Hinders Preparing

Tim Elmore | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

We want to give our kids a decided advantage -- an edge on their peers -- since ours are so special. While I agree with the sentiments of self-esteem, safety, applauding participation and head starts, I believe we've given them a false sense of reality.

How to Help Your Teen Who Won't Talk to You

Todd Kestin | Posted 03.14.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Just as there's an age for a healthy infant to roll over, sit up, walk, and talk... there's an age when a healthy teen begins to separate from his parents to empower himself to live his own life.

How I Finally Realized What My Son (And I) Needed

Brain, Child | Posted 03.15.2014 | Parents
Brain, Child

Just like anyone, I know my son needs physical affection. The trouble is, he's a 10-year-old boy and doesn't know where to get it.

What You Think You Know About the Teen Brain Could Be All Wrong

Daniel Goleman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Daniel Goleman

How teens navigate these years has real consequences for how they live the rest of lives. While there are always risks and downsides, the teen mind has unique positive qualities.

With Our Children, the Past Gets Fuzzy So the Present Can Stay Clear

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

Our children's journey to adulthood is like childbirth, in a way; you don't forget the idea of the pain, but you do forget, to an extent, the actual, physical pain.

Prayer For My Son On His 16th Birthday

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

Bills and responsibilities and weekly paychecks will all come soon enough, so have fun. Just not the kind of fun that requires bail money. May you have the wisdom to know the difference.