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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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
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.
Share statistics and your concerns with your teens, get an older teen to talk with them and set a good example. Learn how to talk to your teen about drinking and driving from this article.
Teens need to learn to resolve arguments. Learn how parents should deal with teen sibling rivalry in this article.
You definitely don't want your kids to smoke, and you doubt they will. But, while many parents share this optimism, 400,000 youth become daily smokers each year in the United States according to the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids. Here's how to avoid contributing to those numbers.
Single fathers need to make sure their daughters have all the information they need about puberty. Learn how single fathers can help girls get through puberty in this article.
Our young children depend on us and need us, and so do our teens, but in a different way. Find out how your relationship with your teen can change during adolescence in this article.
Teaching teens how to drive can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it's important to stay calm and engaged throughout each lesson. What one-offs will make your teen cringe with shame, and which of your own driving habits can set the wrong example?
Model respectful behavior, speak calmly and quietly, and call the police if your teen becomes violent. Learn how to control your temper when arguing with your teen from this article.
Try to give teens privacy, teach them tolerance and compromise, and practice good communication techniques. Learn how to get teenage step-siblings to get along from this article.