The neurotic East Coast Jew in me started an internal monologue, "Mara, why the hell can't you be normal, and send your kids
Tween girls will need the help of their moms to travel through the stage of puberty.
What youthful hearts consider to be true love can easily be thwarted by unforeseen circumstances. Family feuds (Romeo and
Dealing with a bit of teen attitude is easy compared to some of the complexities that come with raising kids that have special needs. There was no mystery about what she meant, no hidden "wants" I had to unlock, no misunderstandings about her motivation. She simply didn't want to help.
You, watching at home, get to drink some of your favorite beverage every time someone says "literally" when they mean "figuratively
As much as I don't want to admit that these movies are accurate, the teen social hierarchy is evident in schools all over the globe. You have your cliques, your pecking orders and your gangs. And you likely have varying degrees of self-segregation by race, age, gender, culture, sexual orientation and social status.
You don't lack self-confidence, but neither do you have enough of it. With time, you'll gain greater confidence. Try to build
Not only was this classmate my savior, a man with a sound moral compass, he was cute too. I sometimes want to believe that
In 1977, there was no positive gay imagery in American culture. No movies or television shows had gay characters. "Coming out" was not a thing. I had no idea what homosexuality was. So ... Luke became my boyhood hero, my role model. He was someone who feels different and has a secret, like me.
HuffPost Live took a close look at men's body issues. We spoke to gay and straight men to explore the origins of their insecurities and how they cope with the social standards for the male form.
These writers don’t idealize puberty and the sometimes scary years that follow.
Knowledge is power. I don't want girls and women to feel ashamed of the things that our bodies do that feel messy. You can live such a better life if you know your body.
This year, a generation of kids will be thrust into the long awaited but still unsettling age of puberty and turn to ABC Family for answers. While you enjoy your show, think about what that half hour is creating in our generation.