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.


You've brushed and flossed a certain way your whole life and then, bam, the old ways don't work. How do you care for what might as well be a totally different set of teeth?

Adolescence isn't really about taking the long view: At 14, it might seem as though your pearly whites will stay that way forever. So, how can parents get their teens to take oral hygiene seriously?

Here something to chew on: A habit your teen has right now could end up costing his or her health, teeth or even life.

Having misaligned teeth certainly doesn't help a teen's delicate self-image, yet it's important for teenagers to know how to care for their teeth while they're still developing.

It's natural to want a whiter, brighter smile, but how young is too young for whitening treatments?

Kids love sports drinks -- and any other sugary food or beverage. But despite the hydrating benefits to the physically active, are they bad for your teen's teeth?

Getting your wisdom teeth removed is an inevitable rite of passage for teens and young adults, right? Not necessarily. We'll explore the dental debate in this article.

The pressures of teen life are familiar to all of us, but their effects aren't always visible to the casual observer. How can stress take its toll on a teen's teeth?

Minors' rights can be divided into three basic categories: family/welfare issues, labor and personal expression. Learn about the timeline of teens' rights in the United States in this article.

Teens can be moody. Learn what to do if your teen slams the door in this article.

As long as the camp still accepts teenagers who are your teen's age, you don't have to worry about what age they should stop going to camp. Learn when teens should stop going to camp from this article.

Teens may want to work, but they don't always know how to look for a job. Learn where you can find babysitting jobs for your teen in this article.

The Internet is an open arena if you don't restrict access to your personal information and personal spaces. Learn who can see your teen's blog in this article.

Who to go to if your teen is bullied depends on many factors. Learn about who you should go to if your teen is being bullied in this article.

If your teen pays for his own car insurance, it will be an incentive to drive safely. Learn about who should pay for your teen's car insurance from this article.

It's recommended that parents do not pay for their teen's car. Learn about who should pay for your teen's car from this article.

It's almost a synonym: teen equals liar. Find out why teens lie in this article.

Social development is an important part of being a teen. Learn what to do if your teen doesn't have any friends in this article.

Parents have to make rules and set limits before giving their teen the car keys. Learn what to do about teens drinking in your child's car in this article.

It isn't easy to teens when they are often incommunicative. Learn about some talking techniques to talk to your teen in this article.

The most common change in adolescence is the physical growth of children into adults. Learn about the most common change in adolescence from this article.

Teens develop independence and identity by bonding with peers. Learn about the purpose of peers during adolescence in this article.

Different teens avoid school for different reasons. Learn what to do if your adolescent doesn't want to go to school in this article.

As new drivers, teens need to take extra precautions. Learn some tips for teenage driving in this article.

Having ADD/ADHD can make the teen years even harder than usual on teens and parents alike. Find out about treatments available for ADD/ADHD teens in this article.