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Create healthy habits for teen years and beyond

by Jessica Pauline Ogilvie, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2010 | 6:38 pm

As kids get older, their physical and emotional needs change. But parents often find that the children who once listened to rules are now more difficult to reach with guidelines for healthy... read full article

  • 10 scary things teens won’t talk about with their parents

    by Vanessa Van Petten

    September 23, 2010 | 6:33 pm

    “You can come talk to me about anything.”

    I heard this statement many times growing up. I would nod my head, murmur assent and then think of all the things I really couldn’t talk to my parents about because, at least in my mind, they were clueless. Today, I’m well aware that...

  • The blessing of a bad attitude

    by Wendy Mogel

    September 23, 2010 | 6:28 pm

    In this chapter excerpted from her new book on raising teenagers,“The Blessing of a B Minus,” best-selling author and psychologist Mogel writes about the struggles of teaching your child manners.

    Nancy, a single mother, is telling me about Theo, her wildly accomplished son....

  • Advice to young teenagers from older teenagers:

    September 23, 2010 | 6:22 pm

    Jonathan, 19, college sophomore:

    “The whole thing with drinking and other types of substances is knowing your limit. People can tell you what to do, but they aren’t the boss of you. Don’t overdo it. Don’t put yourself in a situation where you are risking your health. Count...

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  • Teen Leaders Can Win $36,000

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 3, 2010 | 5:28 pm

    California Jewish teens have an opportunity to win $36,000 in recognition of their leadership efforts to better the world through the 4th annual Diller Tikkun Olam Awards.

    The Helen Diller Family Foundation recognizes up to five self-identified Jews aged 13-19 who have...

  • Never Again Means Now

    by Jeremy Gordon and David Raban, Tribe Contributors

    June 3, 2009 | 3:08 pm

    The Jewish people have a long history of persecution and victimization. Our sufferings as a people have undeniably shaped who we are as individuals and as a people today. Throughout the world, people are still being silenced and exterminated, just as millions of us were in Europe 65...

  • The Fight for Gilad Shalit

    by Judith Greenbaum

    June 3, 2009 | 3:01 pm

    On July 25, 2006, Hamas terrorists penetrated into Israeli territory through an underground tunnel that runs from the Gaza town of Rafah to Kibbutz Kerem Shalom. The fanatics attacked the stationed Israeli soldiers, killing two and taking Cpl. Gilad Shalit hostage. Capturing Shalit...

  • Encounter With Hatred Reinforces Duty as Jew

    by Ariel Schnitzer

    March 4, 2009 | 12:48 pm

    Anti-Semitism is a word I’ve heard used often. Whether I was learning about the rise of Nazism in Germany in school or reading the latest, biased article in the newspaper about the conflict in Gaza, anti-Semitism seemed to exist everywhere and in every period of history.

    However,...

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