TWEENS AND TEENS

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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How can you be a positive role model for your teen?

Your words and behavior influence your teen. Learn how to be a positive role model for your teen in this article.

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  • 10 Best Movies About Being a Teenager

    10 Best Movies About Being a Teenager

    To borrow a well-turned phrase, it's not easy being teen. That's why we turn to the silver screen for a glimpse into the emotionally fraught lives of teenagers. Actors make it seem so gritty, glamorous and understandable in these 10 beloved movies. See more »

  • 10 Differences Between Middle School and High School

    10 Differences Between Middle School and High School

    The transition from middle school to high school marks a pretty exciting time in a child's -- and a parent's -- life. But it can be scary, too. Discover 10 differences between middle school and high school. See more »

  • 10 DIY Projects for Your Tween

    10 DIY Projects for Your Tween

    Your tween goes to school to learn the basics and plays sports to encourage teamwork and discipline. But where's the creative outlet? A DIY project can provide a sense of accomplishment and add some flair to your home's decor. See more »

  • 10 Drinks Your Kids Should Not Be Drinking

    10 Drinks Your Kids Should Not Be Drinking

    From sodas to chocolate milk, many kids have a drinking problem. Silent calories and surprising ingredients make them of them the equivalent of liquid dessert. What are the worst offenders? See more »

  • 10 Great Gifts for Teens

    10 Great Gifts for Teens

    Gone are the days when your kids were as delighted with the boxes their presents came in as they were with the presents themselves. Teens develop strong tastes fast, and choosing the wrong gift may elicit a disappointed groan instead of the desired smile and grateful hug. See more »

  • 10 Myths About Teen Suicide

    10 Myths About Teen Suicide

    Teen suicide is heartbreaking and not well understood. Many theories have been put forth to explain why an adolescent would take his or her own life, some of which are not really true. Let's examine 10 myths. See more »

  • 10 Things Not to Say when Teaching Your Kid to Drive

    10 Things Not to Say when Teaching Your Kid to Drive

    Teaching teens how to drive can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it's important to stay calm and engaged throughout each lesson. What one-offs will make your teen cringe with shame, and which of your own driving habits can set the wrong example? See more »

  • 10 Types of Teens: A Field Guide to Teenagers

    10 Types of Teens: A Field Guide to Teenagers

    From geeks and nerds to hipsters and scenesters, navigating teen subcultures is no easy task. How can you tell which group your teen identifies with, and how should you handle it? See more »

  • 10 Worst TV Parents

    10 Worst TV Parents

    Gone are the days of "Leave it to Beaver." Today there are a whole slew of dysfunctional moms and dads on the tube. Who's the worst? We'll look at some "winners" -- plus a few surprises from the past. See more »

  • 5 Healthy Resolutions for Teens

    5 Healthy Resolutions for Teens

    You've undoubtedly heard all of the things you're supposed to do to keep your body in tip-top shape: eating right, getting exercise and saying no to drugs. And the younger you start these healthy habits, the better. See more »

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