A Dad’s Guide: How To Keep Your Teenaged Daughter Coming To You For Advice

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The teenage years don’t need to be a time of isolation and turmoil. It just takes adjusting to a different needs.

How Denying Teenage Sexuality Feeds Rape Culture


The more we pretend that teenagers aren’t horny, the more dangerous it is.

Why Doesn’t Batman Ever Smile? Part 2


Part two of Rosalind Wiseman’s groundbreaking new book on the world of teenage boys.

The Myth of the Able-Bodied Man as Man

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There are already many boys who view the coveted prize of masculinity as out of reach. No where is that more apparent than in the case of those with physical, developmental and mental disabilities. Tommy Raskin discusses ways to fix that.

R Kelly, Chris Brown and the Sexual Politics of Never-Never Land

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Aya de Leon examines how children create stories to get themselves through brutal times. And some children never grow up.

Please Stop Asking if My Students are Hot

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Pat Brothwell on why this question bugs him so much.

Report Urges Ban on Detaining Youth Status Offenders


They’re known as status offenders – youths who commit offenses that wouldn’t even be considered offenses but for their age: truancy, running away from home, curfew violations, alcohol or tobacco possession.

11 Things Your Teen Won’t Regret in 11 Years

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Adults are constantly warning teens about what they’ll regret. Here, 11 things they probably won’t.

Good Man: Mr .Wright – A Truly Amazing Teacher

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Student Denaz Taylor calls his teacher, Jeffrey Wright, “…a good man.” JJ Vincent has to agree.

What Does Shooting Wolves Have To Do With Rivers?

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A Wisconsin teacher uses an essay about wolves to teach her students about empathy, environmentalism, and looking at all sides of a complex issue.

Symptoms of an Epidemic: Knockout


David Karpel, a father and self-defense instructor, believes the “Knockout Game” is yet another example of how we are failing our boys.

Thoughts on the Necessity of Re-Marriage for the Sake of the Children

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When you’re divorced, is re-marriage necessary to teach your children about healthy relationships?



“When my mom calls to tell me that my father has been hospitalized, it doesn’t take me long to decide to use the information to hit on a girl.” Weekend Fiction by Patrick Hueller

Boys Save Kidnap Victim In Dramatic Rescue


Two Texas youths provide an object lesson in how to help out in a crisis.

I, Millennial

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Tired of the ‘adults’ who hate on Millennials? Here’s a response.

Stargazing with Kristen


Carmelo Vallone reflects on losing his first love to homicide and why he can’t talk about the Trayvon Martin verdict.