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 do teens deal with overprotective parents?

Trust is earned – it doesn't come automatically. Learn how teens deal with overprotective parents in this article.

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  • 5 Strategies for Dealing with Cyberbullying

    5 Strategies for Dealing with Cyberbullying

    To deal with cyberbullying, you have to know whether or not it's occurring. But if you suspect that your teen is being hounded by harassing text messages, chat room rumors and embarrassing e-mail blasts, there are steps you can take to help. See more »

  • 5 Strategies for Helping Teens Cope with Bullying

    5 Strategies for Helping Teens Cope with Bullying

    Coping with bullying is difficult, and it's not about fighting back or sucking it up. What are five ways a parent (or any adult) can intervene to help a bullying victim find a way out, or at least a way through, this type of peer abuse? See more »

  • 5 Strategies for Helping Tweens Cope with Bullying

    5 Strategies for Helping Tweens Cope with Bullying

    As a parent, it can be painful to learn that your middle school child is being bullied. But there are some actions you can take as well as some ways you can help him cope. Here are five that work. See more »

  • 5 Teen Suicide Warning Signs to Look Out For

    5 Teen Suicide Warning Signs to Look Out For

    It's no secret that parenting a teenager can be a hand-wringing experience. The phase between childhood and adulthood can be difficult to navigate, and for some teens, it can seem unmanageable. Here are five warning signs that could mean your teen needs help. See more »

  • 5 Things Your Tween Won't Tell You

    5 Things Your Tween Won't Tell You

    What's on your tween's mind? It's hard to find out when your only clue is a stony silence. Here are five things your tween won't tell you -- and how to deal with them. See more »

  • Are sports drinks bad for your teen's teeth?

    Are sports drinks bad for your teen's teeth?

    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? See more »

  • Bite Me! Ultimate Tooth Development Quiz

    Bite Me! Ultimate Tooth Development Quiz

    We take for granted that we'll have all our teeth for our whole lives, but do you know how these essential tools formed? From our first baby tooth to our molars and wisdom teeth, take a bite out of this quiz to see how much you know about your chompers. See more »

  • Braces! How to Keep a Healthy Smile Through the Wires

    Braces! How to Keep a Healthy Smile Through the Wires

    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? See more »

  • Dealing with Bullying

    Dealing with Bullying

    These days, bullying can take many forms, such as physical threats, hurtful rumors and online attacks. As a parent, what can you do to protect your child from bullying? See more »

  • How does stress affect a teen's teeth?

    How does stress affect a teen's teeth?

    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? See more »

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