PBS Kids GO! It's My Life
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Parents and Teachers

What Is "It's My Life"?
It's My Life
deals with (you guessed it!) life and the stuff that we deal with every day. Whatever problem you're dealing with, believe it or not, other kids and teens have gone through the same thing. Here at It's My Life, you can read informative articles, share your stories, play games and activities, take quizzes and polls, watch video

What Is It's My Life?
Meet the Mentors
Contact Information
Experts and Advisors
Awards and Accolades
Special Thanks
Staff Yearbook
Reprinting Permission
clips of other kids talking about their feelings and experiences, get advice from older kids and experts, and contribute your own comments and questions. It's My Life also features interviews with celebrities about stuff they had to go through when they were kids.

It's My Life is organized across six topic "channels": Friends, Family, School, Body, Emotions, and Money.

On this website, no subject is off-limits. Our aim is to cover issues important to you, and the site is filled with young people's comments, ideas, and questions sent in from all over the world. It's My Life is for kids, about kids, and most importantly, by kids. After all, it's YOUR life!

It's My Life is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through its Where Fun and Learning Click initiative to create safe, engaging, and educational online media for kids aged 9 to 12.

The site is produced by CastleWorks, Inc.

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Contact Information:

For video clip inquiries, please call (800) 343-5540


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Experts and Advisors:

  • Mrs. Asher, M.Ed., LCPC-P
  • Faye Terrebonne Arco, M.Ed., Drug Prevention School Safety Specialist, PPS - School Counseling
  • Anshu Batra, M.D.
  • Janine Bempechat, Ed.D., Program for Educational Change Agents, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, Tufts University
  • Sue Castle, Executive Producer, "In the Mix"
  • Linda C. Eby, LPC
  • Lois Flaherty, MD, Committee Chair, Psychiatry and Mental Health in Schools, American Psychiatric Association
  • Officer Tanya Hanamaikai, Los Angeles Police Department
  • Deborah Hardy, President, New York State School Counselor Association.
  • Melissa Havard, Director, Entetertainment Initiative, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control
  • Sara Hennelly, L.C.S.W.
  • Miriam Hoelter, Counselor
  • Paul Horowitz, M.D., F.A.A.P.
  • Louise Janelle, VP, North Atlantic Region, American School Counselor Association
  • Jodie Lynn, parenting educator and syndicated columnist, "Parent To Parent"
  • Barbara Muller-Ackerman, LPC, NCSC
  • Nyla Rogers, M.F.T
  • Frances Rust, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University
  • Josephine Schiff, MSW, LCSW, school social worker in Northern New Jersey.
  • Robin Shlien, M.A., MFT
  • Lyn Turnell, Ed.S., LPC, NCC, NCSC, School Counselor, Canton, Georgia

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Awards and Accolades

  • 2003 South By Southwest Interactive’s Web Awards, “Best Green/Non-Profit” Web site
  • "Great Sites For Kids", American Library Association

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Special Thanks:

  • Kim Badger, The Oakwood School

  • David Beilinson, Producer, "In the Mix"

  • Charmine Peart, NYC Youthline

  • Dr. Carla Seal-Wanner, Founder/President, @ccess4@ll

  • Richard Wong, President, American School Counselor Association

A big "thank you" to the following teachers and students who helped with the development and design of this website. You guys are the best!

  • Susan Anstine and her 6th grade students at Dallastown Area Middle School, Pennsylvania

  • Chris Brown and her 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Elementary GATE students from Grand View, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Wilson Schools in Dinuba, California

  • Stephen Smith and his students at Dallastown Area Middle School, Pennsylvania

  • Mary Van Dyke and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade GATE students at Atchison Public Schools, Kansas

  • Eric Verno and his students at Dallastown Area Middle School, Pennsylvania

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Reprinting Permission

Would you like to use material from “It’s My Life” in your own school or program publication? We welcome the use of our content by parents and educators in any printed form. We do ask that the below credit appear on each page:

c It’s My Life, http://pbskids.org/itsmylife

Questions? Feel free to contact us at itsmylife@pbs.org.

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