It Takes a Village (Whether You Want It to or Not)


My child has many teachers. Some of their voices need to be drowned out.

#56: Teen Alzheimer’s Inventor

Kenneth Shinozuka

An innovative 15-year-old has invented a device to help millions of Alzheimer’s patients.

7 Things Your Son Needs You to Know – But Won’t Ever Tell You

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Some boys will never tell you what’s on their minds, but don’t think they’re not paying attention to what’s happening around them.

Inspiration Unpacked: What Can 2 Teenage Boys Do About Bullying?

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Bullying makes losers of us all, unless we invest in solidarity. #PinkShirtDay honors how two teenage boys did just that.

We’re Watching You Grow Up – How Will That Affect You as a Teen?

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Who doesn’t recognize these adorable kids? But how will being the star of a viral video change their lives?

Hatch of Adolescence or Stupid Boy Tricks?


At age fifteen, I found myself locked in a stupid death struggle with my best friend—for the attention and love of a girl.

The Drill Instructor and the Boy Without a Father


An old talk show episode about teaching teens respect has Eduardo García thinking about what it means to raise a boy into a man.

First Love: Score

Memories of a beanbag...and so much more.

Scott Heydt recalls a first for him when he was 12 years old.



Nothing says “sorry” like a fist.

Pregnant Boys: Chicago’s Teen Pregnancy Campaign Sparks Conversation

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Chicago is shocking the world with its 2013 teen pregnancy prevention campaign, which features pregnant teenage boys.

An Open Letter About High School Bullies and Self-Medicating With Movies


Sean Hackett knows what it’s like to be uncool. He turned it into art. Here he helps a fellow underdog, also bullied.

Who Is Greater?

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What makes someone like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev vulnerable to radicalization? A Muslim American parent of two young men asks a question that strikes close to home.

Big Man on Campus

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A fragile boy with learning disabilities transitions from home school to college.

How Teens Drink

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Before the energy drink slash cocktail and butt-chugging, there was “The Watermelon Crawl” and “Mr. Boston’s.”

Coup d’État

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A missionary growing his first chin hairs comes face to face with revolutionary soldiers in the Dominican Republic.

Hair Down There

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A sign that a boy is becoming a man is commemorated by his family.