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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Are parenting contracts helpful to teens?

Parenting contracts help teach teens responsibility for their behavior. Learn whether parenting contracts are helpful to teens from 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.

Make sure your teen thinks through big decisions. Learn what to do if your teen wants a piercing in this article.

If you really don't want your teen to get a tattoo -- say so. Learn what to do if your teen wants a tattoo in this article.

Hair will re-grow so don't get too stressed out if your teen wants to dye his or her hair. Learn what to do if your teens want to dye their hair in this article.

Teen romances are natural, but they can be overdone. Learn what to do if your daughter is boy crazy in this article.

"Mom, I'm bored," doesn't necessarily end as your kids get older. Learn some ways to keep your teen busy during vacation in this article.