Your Teen developed out of personal passion but grew out of universal need.
We, Stephanie Silverman and Susan Borison saw that our own parenting concerns and fears resonated with most everyone we polled. While we were wondering whether our teens’ struggles were normal, or whether our parenting woes were typical, we saw other parents dealing with the same insecurities.
Unfortunately, the books and magazines we relied on when our children were younger didn’t help with our teenage years.
And so, Your Teen Media was born.
These days, we’re pleased to say that Your Teen is a leading source for parents seeking high-quality information and advice about raising teenagers.
We couldn’t be prouder.
Meredith is an award-winning designer who has been with Your Teen since their launch in 2007. To her teenage self: she wishes she could tell her teenage self to wear sunscreen, not to quit piano lessons, and to buy some Apple stock.
Shari's a mother of three who believes it is never too late to reinvent herself and experience new things. She says that no matter how old she is, she always feels 16; a good thing to be young at heart! To her teenage self: Search for the things you feel passionate about, and that make you happy.
Eca likes to read, travel, and laugh; she is a wife, and a mother to 2 wonderful daughters. To her teenage self: “Stop worrying so much about everything, it’ll be okay!”
Kristina is a writer whose work has appeared in a variety of print and digital publications, including the The Washington Post, USA Today, Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping. She lives in Virginia with her husband, two sons and a menagerie of pets. To her teenage self: “Hold on. The best time of your life is coming.”
Emily Vitan is a lapsed lawyer, delighting in every minute of her second career on the Your Teen team. She's the mother of three teenagers who can most often be found walking the dog, working jigsaw puzzles or volunteering for her latest cause. To her teenage self: Don't worry so much about what social circle you're in. If you do the activities you love, you will find your tribe.