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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.

The Generation, Pre-Pepsi: Review of Teenage

Dan Persons | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

If Wolf isn't thinking of Ken-Burnsing this into a full-fledged TV series, someone should. For now, though, Teenage restores the voices of the generations that helped shape our own, and serves as a moving reminder that the joys and anguishes experienced by teens now were shared by those who helped map out this vital phase of life.

10 Youth Movements That Changed History

Matt Wolf | Posted 05.13.2014 | Teen
Matt Wolf

Teenagers didn't always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape.

An Open Letter To The 'Sh*tty' Teens

Tony Posnanski | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

What Rachel Canning is going through is something I went through too. A lot of adults did and honestly, I would bet that your parents went through it as well. It is called the "sh*tty teenage" stage.

Social Media, Teens, and a Q&A With It's Complicated Author, danah boyd

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 05.10.2014 | Books
Marcus T. Wright

The rapid advance of social media has given kids and teenagers a wide variety of platforms to express themselves to their peers through the internet. ...

Interview with Jane Fonda on Her New Book About "Being a Teen"

Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.10.2014 | Books
Marianne Schnall

Helping teens has been a longtime passion of Fonda's, and learning about their needs, problems and questions compelled her to write her comprehensive new book, for which she consulted with a variety of additional resources and experts.

Aloneness: A Continuing Plague

Andy Braner | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Braner

As our culture moves faster and faster in search for more and more sterile ways of being human, I wonder if it's time we step away from the need to post, retweet, or like someone else on the electronic platform. I wonder if it's time we reach out for experiences without?

Homeless Teen Finds His Voice With StoryCorpsU and a Compassionate Teacher

StoryCorps | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
StoryCorps

Teachers and students who take part get to know each other more deeply and strengthen their relationships, a key factor in academic success. Through a recording Aaron made for the class, his teacher Celeste Davis-Carr learned that he was homeless.

My Global Kids Story

Global Kids | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Global Kids does a great job of channeling the qualities that are inherent in teenagers but often criticized: their energy, their natural rebelliousness, their passion.

What You REALLY Should Say To Your Overweight Teenager

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

Yes, I agree, talk about health is key, as is a focus away from body image and on being a good person. But the fact is, we really don't want our children to be fat -- not only because it is unhealthy, but because in our uber competitive world, a fat person is less likely to be hired, or to be asked on a date -- and yes, all of that matters. Unfortunately, what's outside matters too.

5 Things That Scare Me Most About Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Stress alone doesn't makes you a better, stronger person. What makes you resilient is the way in which you shift and strengthen your response to the stress around you.

Coping With Disappointment: The Rule of Sevens

Pam Didner | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Pam Didner

My son has a rule of sevens to overcome sadness: seven hours, seven days and seven weeks. He allows himself to get sad or angry for a certain period of time. For him, it can be seven hours, seven days or seven weeks. When the time is up, he tells himself that he needs to move on and stops dwelling on situations that he can no longer change.

5 Tips to Transform Teen School Indifference to Engagement

Todd Kestin | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Is your teen struggling in school? Does he seem apathetic? Have you lectured, grounded and threatened until you have no idea what else to do?

The Real Tragedy Of The Rachel Canning Case

Devon Corneal | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Families deserve the opportunity to muddle through crises together -- it's how children (and parents) learn respect and compromise and perspective and how to navigate conflict.

Why Texting Rules: The Silver Lining Parents Are Missing

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
John Duffy, Psy.D.

Texting with your kids can be a very, very good thing if you allow it to be. It is an excellent way to make a connection, touch base for a moment, make a mark or a point, briefly, without helicopter-ing.