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When teens left a concert in Philly because of a bathroom shortage, all hell broke loose.
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Teens Gone Wild: Concert-Goers Get Down & Dirty On Public Lawns

Occupied porta-potties are frustrating. For one, they're pretty gross to use to begin with. And two, if you're on line for one, chances are you're in a place where it's the only bathroom option. So you have to wait. Unless you don't. What happens then? Well, in the case of porta-potty shortage at the Radio 104.5's summer block party in Philadelphia, it will lead to teens urinating on houses and public sex.

The shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman
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The shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman

In all of the media commentary and analyses of the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, the focus was almost entirely on the three rules of evidence employed in deciding if George Zimmerman was guilty of murdering the teenage boy. These rules from least to most rigorous include:

Raising Successful Kids While Embracing My Homosexuality
The real science behind happy kids? Happy parents!
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Raising Successful Kids As A Gay Dad

Raising kids these days is hard work. It can be even harder if you're struggling to accept who you really are; trust in yourself to teach your children the importance of self-acceptance and confidence.

6 Love Lessons For Divorced Parents From 'The Way, Way Back'
Toni Collette and Steve Carell star in this heartfelt comedy.
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6 Love Lessons For Divorced Parents From 'The Way, Way Back'

It's hard for kids to watch their divorced parents date new people. Even harder: tagging along on their parents' romantic getaway. In this new movie, Pam (Toni Collette) takes her 14-year-old son Duncan (Liam James) to Cape Cod, where they live with Pam's new boyfriend Trent (Steve Carrell). But the "vacation" is anything but relaxing, mainly because of the tension between Trent and Duncan. So here are some takeaways for divorced parents!

The Truth Really Does Set You Free: Part 2
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The Truth Really Does Set You Free: Part 2

At 13 I met my childhood “puppy love”. His name was Aidan and he resembled the teenage version of actor Chris O’Donnell. Aidan was a competitive skier, brilliant, British, and had baby blue eyes and razor sharp smile a la actor Michael Fassbender. He was academically gift, fluent in French, socially savvy, and dressed out of a Brooks Brothers catalog.

Boost Your Student's Dreams...and Get Your Life Back
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Boost Your Student's Dreams...and Get Your Life Back

We love our kids. Year after year, we do anything to give them every advantage in the world and nudge them toward the life of their dreams. This is often at the cost of our personal time and relationships. So many parents feel like they have put their life on hold to put all their available energy and resources into their kids. 

5 Reasons Why Warnings Backfire
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5 Reasons Why Warnings Backfire

Adults love to give kids warnings when a rule is broken and would love to believe warnings are a highly compassionate method of parenting, a reflection of our loving and kind humanity. But guess what? Warnings may be the farthest thing from true compassion. Though almost always well-intentioned, warnings will routinely backfire. Here are the main reasons why:

10 Ways to Create Parenting Miracles out of Molecules
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10 Ways to Create Parenting Miracles out of Molecules

When I was a child, it seemed like every adult in my zip code had an uncanny skill for making a “mountain out of a molehill.” In other words, of taking the smallest shred of negativity and amplifying all the tyranny and rottenness that shred of negativity may have implied. Before I go any further, let me give credit where credit is due. Exaggeration—the ability to weave a grand story out of next to nothing—is a very creative endeavor. It takes a keen eye, creative determination, and a lofty ability to wax poetic on all that is wrong.

4 Ways to Propel Success in Challenging Children
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4 Ways to Propel Success in Challenging Children

So many kind and thoughtful parents are trying so hard to simply have a lovingly positive impact on their child, only to see the child slip further and further into the realm of being “challenging.” This is so prevalent, even among the best and brightest parents. Difficult child behavior comprises a quiet epidemic – the kind that brings so many to their knees.

Propel Your Child To Greatness With A New Approach
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Propel Your Child To Greatness With A New Approach

There is a quiet despair among so many loving, smart, and deeply caring parents. They so desire to see their children manifest their greatness, to use their intensity well instead of having it go awry, and too often they see their best efforts to inspire respectful and responsible choices slip away to further levels of frustration.

My Darkest Battle:
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My Darkest Battle:

Me and my ex-boyfriend have been going out and breaking up for 2 years. This is how is it started (His name is Dustin by the way) The first time I was 15 a freshman in highscool and Dustin was 16 a junior also in highchool( We went to the same highschool together).When we first meet on facebook and after he asked me out, everything in my life had changed.I thought everything was perfect I thought for a moment that he was the one that I was waiting for.