A Teen’s Plea: Stop Ignoring Boys’ Self-Harming Behaviors

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A young man’s cry for help for boys who self-harm.

How to Ask Your Crush Out on a Date

How to Ask Your Crush by Wellcast

The hardest part of approaching someone you like is … the anticipation of it. What have you got to lose?

5 Tips for Teens to Quiet Negative Self-Talk About Your Body

5 Tips for Teens by Wellcast

Teens tear themselves apart over how they look. Wellcast offers five sensible tips to lose the self-criticism and build self-esteem.

Brazilian Students Skirt Around Discriminatory Dress Code

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Looking for human rights advocates? Brazilian students are there!

Global Economy Sidelines Those it Needs Most: Young People

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Cultural inclusiveness could hold the key to a brighter global economy.

Are You Loving It?

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Oakland Teenagers take on fast food franchises in their catchy music video “Are You Loving It?”

Would You Have Changed Your Face If It Meant Not Being Bullied As a Kid?

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There’s something wrong with a society where a child’s life could be significantly improved by altering their appearance, but the right or wrongness isn’t really the question here. Instead, I’m wondering if this was a practical, workable and available solution to you when you were a child, would you have taken it?

The Story Behind the Drumsticks I’ve Never Used

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Christopher “Flood the Drummer®” Norris has never used the drumsticks awarded to him for winning the 2008 Drum-Off Store Championships. He’s considering removing them from the plastic for DrumDuel®.

It’s the Permanence of Online Abuse that Makes Cyberbullying so Damaging for Children

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Online bullies know their spite remains online indefinitely, that’s why they do it.

Best Mom Ever Writes Incredible Letter To 13-Year-Old Son After He Came Out (Photo)

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Arguably, the most important component in the survival of gay teens is the supportive parent. Here, a mother writes a wonderful letter to her newly ‘out’ young son.

An Underaged Teen Asked a Homeless Man to Buy Him Beer. And Learned the Lesson of a Lifetime.

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“Broken Bottles” performed by Ben Grenrock.

A Parent’s Guide to Helping Teens Prepare for College, Work and Life

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5 easy but necessary tips to help parents prepare teens for roommates, careers and life

Boys Gym

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Small towns can hide secrets, as they do in Scott Hightower’s poem.

“Empower kids to figure things out for themselves”

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This comment on the post The Bubble List: 31 Things My Sons Should Be Able to Do Before They Move Out

You Are Special Too, Mister Rogers

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Inspired by a recent article about Mister Rogers, Christian Clifton shares his thoughts on the importance of role models.

What The Kings of Summer Can Teach Us about Becoming Men

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The Kings of Summer holds a powerful lesson for men young and old alike, one that Christian Clifton hopes more will realize before it’s too late.