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Teens and Tweens

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 you get your teen to quit smoking?

Teens who smoke are likely to continue smoking as adults. Learn how to get your teen to quit smoking 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. See more »

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

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

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

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. See more »

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

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. See more »

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. See more »

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

"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. See more »