The take-home here is that the self-regulated guidelines are not protecting youth from alcohol exposure. As a parent, what I'd most want to know is the following: Are these companies targeting advertising for their products to my child?
It's almost hard to believe in 2014 in the United States that what has come to be known as "conversion therapy" still exists. The sad truth is that this damaging practice is alive and well in many parts of the country, including in progressive states like New York.
At a time when transgender and gender-nonconforming people the world over face harassment, violence, discrimination and even murder, we are excited to be launching a new film-based campaign from Hawai'i that takes a fresh approach to making the world more just and inclusive.
Popular kids bully. Happy kids bully. Nice kids bully. Kids who are not abused, not hurting and not sad, bully, and we cannot stop bullying unless we recognize its complex nature and the role it plays for all youth.
The most disrespectful thing you can say to young people is, "you are the leaders of tomorrow." This creates a self-fulfilling prophecy where young people are stigmatized to believe that there is a minimum age for being capable of changing the world.
Thinking to myself the other day, I unfortunately realized a sad truth in my life: I simply feel more comfortable, more at ease, more self-confident in bed with a girl than asking a girl out on a date.
These goals seek to further the abilities of these young men, who grew up in a world that gives them ample examples of the price of business as usual. However they sit at a point of change, to move the needle is a different direction.
With the increase in organizational capacities utilizing social media, and the lessons learnt from the recent occupy movements, adolescents of today are in an excellent position to spur youth-led activism.
Braving freezing rain and snow, protesters rallied in front of the MA State House to support the governor's work on climate issues so far and call for a ban on building new fossil fuel infrastructure in the state.
We're dealing with individuals with complex behavioral issues, and it's going to take a village to change the status quo. We must improve care and understanding for kids before they turn to a life of violence.