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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They mow down any and every obstacle and discomfort their child could possibly face in an effort to protect them from hardship. But are they really setting them up for failure?
The number of teens sexting in the U.S. is on the rise, despite it being a serious crime. How do parents make sure their kids don't end up on the wrong side of the law?
Many teens want to work to earn extra cash, but could a part-time job during school have a negative effect?
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?
By Julia Layton
Here something to chew on: A habit your teen has right now could end up costing his or her health, teeth or even life.
It's natural to want a whiter, brighter smile, but how young is too young for whitening treatments?
Teens can be moody. Learn what to do if your teen slams the door in this article.
Teens may want to work, but they don't always know how to look for a job. Learn where you can find babysitting jobs for your teen in this article.
If your teen pays for his own car insurance, it will be an incentive to drive safely. Learn about who should pay for your teen's car insurance from this article.
It's almost a synonym: teen equals liar. Find out why teens lie in this article.
Social development is an important part of being a teen. Learn what to do if your teen doesn't have any friends in 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.
Make sure your teen thinks through big decisions. Learn what to do if your teen wants a piercing 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.
â€œStorm and stress" refers to the period of adolescence in which teenagers are in conflict with their parents, are moody, and engage in risky behavior. Learn about Storm and Stress from this article.
Children of teen parents may grow up with health, emotional, educational and financial problems. Learn how having a teen parent affects the child in this article.
After childhood, teens begin to think abstractly. Learn about the cognitive changes in adolescence in this article.
Not everything you say to your kids falls on deaf ears. So if they come to you with questions about smoking, you better know how to answer them because chances are they will be listening.
By Matt Sailor
Many teens enjoy the sense of independence and the positive financial implications of working. Learn if your teen should work in this article.
Parents want to teach their teens about responsibility and the need to contribute at home. Learn if you should pay your teen to babysit their sibling in this article.
The teen years may be full of surprises for parents, as teens try out new behavior and try to assert their independence. Learn how to talk about inappropriate dress with your teen in this article.
Many teens like to earn money their own money. Learn about whether your teen should contribute to the family income in this article.
More than two hours of TV a day puts your teenager at a higher risk for undesirable consequences. Learn how many hours of TV are too much for a teen from this article.