The Side Effects of Social Media

Why does my dad keep saying not to put pictures of myself partying on my Instagram page? When I was in high school, my mom always said never write anything down that you wouldn’t want to see published on the front page of the newspaper. Of course I found that annoying then, but her point […]

Things Teenagers Say When They’re In Trouble

Multiple times each day, we ask our friends and ask us, “How are you?” It is as common as saying hello. We even ask total strangers how they are doing when go to Starbucks or the mall. Rarely, however, do we answer this question honestly, even when asked by our closest friends and family members. […]

How To Get Asked Out

A kid I know would like to join the dating scene. This person sees other kids getting together to go to a movie, or hanging out on the weekends, or always having a partner at school events. How does this happen? How does a person go about getting asked out? If this is your situation […]

How To Survive A Breakup

What are you supposed to do now? The person you counted on, the one you thought could be “the one,” just ditched you. You’re devastated, of course. Though you’ll admit you’ve had your ups and downs as a couple, you and he (or you and she) didn’t seem to get along any worse than other […]

Guide to How to Behave at Your Friend’s House

Most kids love to hang out at their friends’ houses because it’s a chance to explore a whole new home. Another family will usually carry different foods in the refrigerator, have a different outdoor space, different video games, and so forth. That’s all great, but what about the rules and customs in that home? After […]

How Do I Get Over a Bad Breakup?

I feel really bad.  I’ve never felt this kind of pain/loss before. How do I get over her when I see her every day at school? The end of a relationship is always a little painful, but it can really be awful when they break up with you. Ouch. And then you go to school, and there […]

Why There Are Two Sides to Every Story

I have often marveled at the fact that two people can share an experience, and later retell the details of the experience in completely different, sometimes even utterly contradictory, ways. For teenagers, this issue probably arises with your parents on a daily basis. Whether it is something positive or negative seems to be irrelevant. How […]
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