Graham Moore’s Stay Weird Oscar Speech: A Lesson For Families

Graham Moore’s Stay Weird Oscar Speech: A Lesson For Families

One of the best parts of the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony last night was Graham Moore’s acceptance speech after winning the award for best adapted screenplay for The Imitation Game. He gave a speech that can change, and might save, young people’s lives: “I tried to commit suicide at 16 because I felt weird, […]

App for Teens Helps With Depression and Bullying

App for Teens Helps With Depression and Bullying

This is a guest post from Rin, a blogger from Social Code, a health tech start-up in San Francisco. Mom’s Inspiration for an App to Help Teens Experiencing Depression and Bullying Code Blue is a simple app which connects teens to people they trust. It acts like a panic button; it immediately connects young people to a support […]

Bullying: The Toll It Takes – Sign A Pledge To Prevent It

Regular readers of Connect with your Teens know that I’ve written many times about bullying and how I feel strongly that we must all do our part to put an end to it. That is why is was thrilled to be asked to be a part of a new campaign on bullying by TakePart, a […]

Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Teen Selves in New Book

Life as a teenager isn’t easy. We all make stupid mistakes, dislike various aspects of our lives and have trouble seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves (True Stories) is one of the most encouraging books for teens that I’ve ever read. While […]

Bullying: 2 New Books Offer Help

Bullying is probably the worst problem that teens and tweens have to deal with in their young lives. And a horrific problem it is. Two new books have been published recently that can help. One offers help directly to kids being bullied and the other is written for parents to give them the tools to […]

2 Essential Books for Parents of Teenagers

It isn’t easy raising teenagers. We get by with help from friends, common sense, and maybe some online advice. However, there are some areas that we need the advice of experts. Here are two books that give us needed advice that can help us with teens; one in the area cyberlaw and the other in […]