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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Teens and Other Types of Abuse

When the word abuse is used in conjunction with teenagers, often what comes to mind is alcohol or drug abuse. Learn more about teens and the abuses that they can be exposed to in this article.

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  • How Not to Embarrass Your Tween

    How Not to Embarrass Your Tween

    During the tween years, your child is most likely going through a lot of tough changes. One day he loves being with you, the next he's embarrassed because of something you said. How can you stay connected with your tween while sparing him any embarrassment? See more »

  • Is popular music inappropriate for kids?

    Is popular music inappropriate for kids?

    Do you worry every time you switch on the radio with your kids in the car that something offensive might blast through the car speakers? See more »

  • Is your teen too young for teeth whitening?

    Is your teen too young for teeth whitening?

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

  • Middle School Survival Guide

    Middle School Survival Guide

    Tweens aren't the only ones that have a hard time with the challenges of middle school. Parents often find the changes just as difficult. What can you do to make sure you and your child make it through unscathed? See more »

  • Teen Sports Physicals: What to Expect

    Teen Sports Physicals: What to Expect

    Teen sports physicals are required in most states before your teen can join a sports team. Make sure your teen is in good physical condition before suiting up, both for their safety and your peace of mind. See more »

  • Teen Suicide: What Every Parent Needs to Know

    Teen Suicide: What Every Parent Needs to Know

    Suicide is the third leading cause of death in the 15-to-24 age group. But most teen suicides are, in hindsight, somewhat predictable -- if you know what to look for. See more »

  • Teens and Driving Quiz

    Teens and Driving Quiz

    Driving a car probably seems simple enough to the average parent. But coaching teens to drive is way more of a challenge, and if not done properly, it can lead to devastating results. How ready are you to tackle the world of teens and driving? 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

    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? See more »

  • Top 10 Parenting Tips for Tweens

    Top 10 Parenting Tips for Tweens

    Tweens are in that phase between childhood and the teen years, where they want independence but aren't quite ready. As a parent, what new guidelines should you follow during this time? See more »

  • Top 10 Tips for Parenting Preteens

    Top 10 Tips for Parenting Preteens

    Parenting a preteen involves a different approach than you might use with younger children. What should you keep in mind when caring for your preteen? See more »

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