Feelings are as Important as Grades to Teenagers. Can Schools Help?

There is lot on the minds of teens other than school, grades and friends. Research shows being asked “prying” questions could make a real difference to their mental health.

“New” Pot and Why It’s Dangerous for Teens

Is your child smoking pot? I hope not, but parents are the last to know.

What’s the Optimum Amount of Homework for Your Teenager?

A new study has suggested the answer is one hour a day. But that might not be right for everyone.

Dad-to-Dad Advice: 5 Ways To Deal With Your Kid Coming Out

I thought my daughter was just another moody 15-year-old, but it was something deeper than that.

Lesbians Raising Sons

What’s it like to be a boy raised by two women? Vikki Reich shares the perspective given to her during a dinnertime conversation.

See What Happens When a Normal Guy Tries Dressing Like Justin Bieber

They say you should never judge a man until you walk a mile in his terrible, unlaced shoes.

Easier Access to Prescription Drugs Puts Teens at Risk

Fortunately, the US is making strides in reducing substance misuse, especially among teenagers.

Mandatory Sex Education is Long Overdue – But It Shouldn’t be Just About Risk Prevention

There is a need to move from positioning sex education as a tool to reduce short-term risks to a vehicle for promoting equitable, pleasurable and affirming relationships throughout life.

Dear Dad: Am I a Helicopter Mom?

A Mom writes in with a major issue all parents will one day face.

What Does Your Boy’s Room Look Like?

To start off our new feature, ‘The Visual Conversation,’ illustrator and parent Judy Clement Wall takes us inside her teenage boy’s room. Does anything look familiar?

Why You Need to Experience a Group Hug

In the heart of a group hug, powers of the universe living inside every one us, unlock to heal untold hurts.

Straight Christian Dads, It is Time to Come Out of the Closet

Pastor John Pavlovitz is calling on straight dads to step forward from the shadows and ask the hard questions. It may be time to challenge some of the outdated thinking in our churches.

A Father-Daughter Story

Vic Sizemore realizes his daughter is about to be a teenager, and sees how much their lives are changing.

My Somewhat Unexpected First Crush

Ben Tanzer lets it all hang out when discussing the gritty underside of his first true love.

Bullied To Death: 12-Year-Old Male Cheerleader Commits Suicide

A middle schooler takes his life after being bullied and taunted at school, leaving a community to ask itself: “Why?”.

Dear Parents: Your Teenager Needs To Learn About Depression—Before It’s Too Late

Danny Baker on why talking to your teen about depression could be the difference between life and death.