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Adolescence can be a tricky time, both for parents struggling to understand their children’s issues and for teens and tweens attempting to forge their new identities. Learn how to understand your teenagers in these articles.

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Teens in Crisis: Cutting on the Rise

Self abuse is a common problem among teens. Learn more about cutting and the risks that are associated with this disorder.


Video games taught you what?

Video games taught you what?

Video games can teach more skills than you might think. Take this video games taught you what quiz to learn more about how games can improve your life. See more »

Bite Me! Ultimate Tooth Development Quiz

Bite Me! Ultimate Tooth Development Quiz

Teeth develop throughout our lives, and it's important to know how to care for them. Test your knowledge of tooth development with this quiz. See more »

Braces! How to Keep a Healthy Smile Through the Wires

Braces! How to Keep a Healthy Smile Through the Wires

How can teens keep a healthy smile when they have braces? Learn how to keep a healthy smile with braces at HowStuffWorks Family. See more »

Too Cool to Brush? What to Do When Your Teen Doesn't Care About Oral Care

Too Cool to Brush? What to Do When Your Teen Doesn't Care About Oral Care

What should you do when your teens are too cool to brush? Learn what to do when your teen doesn't care about oral care at HowStuffWorks Family. See more »

Top 5 Oral Habits Your Teen Should Stop Doing Right Now

Top 5 Oral Habits Your Teen Should Stop Doing Right Now

What 5 oral habits should your teen stop doing? Learn about 5 oral habits your teen should stop doing right now. See more »

When a Smile Isn't Perfect: Talking to Your Teens About How Teeth Develop

When a Smile Isn't Perfect: Talking to Your Teens About How Teeth Develop

How should you talk to teens about teeth development? Learn how to talk to teens about how teeth develop at HowStuffWorks Family. See more »

Is your teen too young for teeth whitening?

Is your teen too young for teeth whitening?

Is your teen too young for teeth whitening? Learn how to determine whether your teen is too young for teeth whitening at HowStuffWorks Family. See more »

Are sports drinks bad for your teen's teeth?

Are sports drinks bad for your teen's teeth?

Are sports drinks bad for your teen's teeth? Learn about the harmful effects of sports drinks on teeth at HowStuffWorks Family. See more »

Wisdom Teeth: When Should They Come Out?

Wisdom Teeth: When Should They Come Out?

When should wisdom teeth come out? Learn how to determine when your wisdom teeth should come out at HowStuffWorks Family. See more »

How does stress affect a teen's teeth?

How does stress affect a teen's teeth?

How does stress affect a teen's teeth? Learn how stress can affect teens' teeth at HowStuffWorks Family. See more »