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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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How can you help your teen cope with the holidays after divorce?

Divorce is hard on kids of all ages, and the holidays are often particularly complex. Learn how to help your teen cope with the holidays after divorce in this article.


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 »

 What is the timeline of teens' rights in the United States?

Do you know the timeline of teens' rights in the United States? Find out the timeline of teens' rights in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 What should you do if your teen slams the door?

Do you know what to do if your teen slams the door? Find out what to do if your teen slams the door in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »