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.

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Many teens enjoy the sense of independence and the positive financial implications of working. Learn if your teen should work in this article.

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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.

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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.

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Many teens like to earn money their own money. Learn about whether your teen should contribute to the family income in this article.

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Most teens will benefit from having some money to call their own. Learn about setting your teen's allowance in this article.

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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.

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Teens need to learn to resolve arguments. Learn how parents should deal with teen sibling rivalry in this article.

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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.

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Teens are usually more excited than skilled, experienced drivers. Learn how to set limits on your teen's driving in this article.

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Teen obesity leads to both physical and emotional challenges. Learn about teen obesity in this article.

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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.

By Jodie Schneider

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.

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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.

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The variety of drugs used by teens can be wide. Learn about the drugs used by teenagers in 2011 in this article.

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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?

By Jessika Toothman

Teens yearn for independence. Learn about whether a teen can be financially independent in this article.

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It's a complicated topic, but you probably have solutions for dealing with both overweight and underweight teens. Learn how to help your teen with weight issues in this article.

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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.

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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.

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Involve your teen in the decision-making process and set a good example of making healthy choices. Learn how to give your teen choices from this article.

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Trust is earned – it doesn't come automatically. Learn how teens deal with overprotective parents in this article.

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Teens grow at different rates. Learn how to know if your teen is too skinny in this article.

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The best role play lessons are specific. Learn about how to role play with your teen in this article.

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The media present and promote unrealistic body types. Learn how the media affect a teen's body image in this article.

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