teens

Young And Homeless: Remembering LGBTQ+ Teens

LGBTQ+ identified youth are much more likely than their straight peers to be homeless.

Though LGBTQ+ youth make up about 7% of the general population, they disproportionately comprise 40% of homeless youth.

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Carpool Purgatory

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When you sign up to shuttle a collection of teen males, it is difficult to anticipate the consequences of the covenant you have blindly entered.

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How Fat Shaming Leads To Eating Disorders

Fat shaming doesn’t have any positive outcomes, but it has plenty of negative ones. A study found that fat shaming leads to eating disorders for some girls.

Fat shaming doesn’t have any positive outcomes, but it has plenty of negative ones. A study found that fat shaming leads to eating disorders for some girls.

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Weight Watchers Offering Free Memberships To Teens (AKA Future Of Yo-Yo Dieting)

I mean, it can’t be real, right? Weight Watchers offering free memberships to teens - come on! Wrong. It’s real.

I actually thought this was a joke. I mean, it can’t be real, right? Weight Watchers offering free memberships to teens - come on! Wrong. It’s real.

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9 Ways Teens Are Better Than Toddlers

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When was the last time your three-year-old was like, “Oh you’re not feeling well? You should definitely get some rest. I’ll just take care of myself. No sweat.”

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Should You Buy Your Teenager A Car?

There are some advantages to giving your child that automotive freedom and responsibility.

Are there any good reasons to buy your teenager a car, other than making them happy?

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Teens Take Care Of Their Health Better Than Senate Republicans Take Care Of Anyone

The Senate isn't interested in taking care of people, but teenagers are doing a darn good job taking care of themselves.

Does the Senate health care bill suck? Yes. But because I hate to wallow in bad news, here’s something in the world of health and bodies that is a positive development: teens are more apt to use contraception now than in the past.

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The Trials And Tribulations Of Raising Teenagers

An important factor for surviving the teen years is keeping a sense of humor.

There's a popular saying that "Raising teens is like trying to nail jello to a wall" — and this is a perfect metaphor for parenting teenagers.

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Running Away From Home At 15 Helped Me Find A Home Within Myself

I thought healing would mean lying. I thought allowing myself to be helped would be falsifying documents that stated I was all right or had a happy life when I did not. I thought all I had going for me was my refusal to lie about my life, and I didn't want to give that up.

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I Told My Teens To Smoke Pot

What if your conversation saved them from blackout drunkenness, chunks of days and nights they can’t recall, behaviors that are dangerous, both to them and to others.

I told my kids if they are going to pick a substance, pick pot. Don’t buy booze. Don’t drink cough syrup. Do get high. Why? Because pot doesn’t kill people. Pot doesn’t wreck your liver. Pot makes you want to eat cookies and listen to Pink Floyd on reproduction vinyl you bought at Urban Outfitters.

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