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.
A writer whose work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications in addition to Your Teen Magazine, Sharon currently serves as the managing editor of Your Teen’s print magazine. She realizes that “the work I do here, which allows me to work with terrific experts and writers, is always teaching me something new about my own parenting.” Her kids are 14, 12, and 9, so she’s experiencing teens and parenting and all of the accompanying complexities in real time. Always a rebel, Sharon is looking forward to bringing her TEA to Coffee with Jen and Sharon.
With two daughters, now 18 and 20, Your Teen Magazine started showing up in Jen’s mailbox “like magic, full of advice that arrived just as I needed it.” Jen found the perfect fit for her skills and talents at Your Teen as the Editor for Sponsored Content. “I could ask the experts my questions directly and try to apply their advice to my own situations (always easier said than done).” She intends to pass along a little bit of wisdom, and a lot of empathy, to parents who are encountering some of the same situations she has lived through and written about. Jen is looking forward to “spilling the tea” during Coffee with Jen and Sharon.
Dan Borison is a proud father of 5 kids. Even though they are grown up, for the most part, he would still do anything to make them happy and prevent them from crying (he has not learned properly from his more responsible wife).
Samira Colbert is a sophomore at Denison University and she is double majoring in Black Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. Samira is a 2018 graduate of Shaker Heights High School and is happy to be apart of the family!
Natalia Glinzler is charismatic and enjoys to be social. she's currently in 11th grade at shaker heights high school and is involved with SGORR, lacrosse, and tennis. She's very excited to see what this virtual family comes to bring!
Aidan Kohn Murphy is a 10th grader at Georgetown Day School. He is interested in sports, theater, politics. He's a former Sports Illustrated Kids Reporter and wants to be a journalist when he grows up.