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

soccer in the rain

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

Teacher Jeffrey Wright with son, Adam

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?

wolf photo by Todd ryburn

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

contemplating divorce

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

I, Millennial Picture

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.

Dads at a One Direction Concert [Photos]

Dads at a One Direction concert

Your 13-year-old daughter wanted to see a band she believes is greater than The Rolling Stones will ever be, a band known as One Direction. So here you are.

Death Metal: More than Growling About Satan

Carcass' Jeff Walker

In the second installment of genre primers, death metal makes the case for healthy aggression.

Boys, A Remembrance

The Magical Boyfriend Fairy

Sara SM is an eleventh grade student who always believed that a “Magical Boyfriend Fairy” would come along some day and bring her a boyfriend. She’s about to grow up very fast.

Autism and Teenage Angst

nothing but net photo by ryanvanetten

Teen years bring enough turmoil. Imagine also being severely autistic.

Three Rules for Parenting the Adult Teen


Respect and temperance are key in maintaining a good relationship with your adult teenaged child

Special is a Bitter Taste


Being a teenager sucks, but when I treated relationships like they were disposable, I didn’t know I was hurting other people too.