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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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What do you do if your adolescent doesn't want to go to school?

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

What are some tips for teenage driving?

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

What are some treatments for your ADD/ADHD teen?

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.

What do you do if your teen wants a piercing?

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

What do you do if your teen wants a tattoo?

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.

What do you do if your teens want to dye their hair?

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.

What do you do if your daughter is boy crazy?

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

What are some ways to keep my teen busy during vacation?

"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.

What are some talking techniques to talk to my teen?

It isn't easy to teens when they are often incommunicative. Learn about some talking techniques to talk to your teen in this article.

What is Storm and Stress?

“Storm 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.

What are the stats on teens drinking and driving?

The leading cause of death among teenagers is car accidents, more than half of which are due to drinking and driving. Learn about the stats on teens drinking and driving from this article.

What if your teens don't trust their parents?

Parents often don't trust their teens, but the opposite can also be true. Learn what happens if teens don't trust their parents in this article.

What are the warning signs of teenage dating?

When teens date, they should be aware of the warning signs of dangerous relationships. Learn about the warning signs of teenage dating from this article.

What are the worst summer jobs for teens?

Agricultural work, driving a forklift, construction work, and traveling youth crews are some jobs that teens should avoid. Learn about the worst summer jobs for teens.

What can you do to minimize the chances of an exploiter victimizing your teen?

The Internet can be a dangerous place for unaware teens who can be lured into dangerous situations. Learn what you can do to minimize the chances of an exploiter victimizing your teen in this article.

What are the basics of female adolescence?

Adolescence is the emotional and physical growth process that turns children into adults. Learn about the basics of female adolescence in this article.

What are some family vacation tips for teens?

Make sure everyone – including kids - is enjoying the family vacation. Learn a few family vacation tips for teens in this article.

How does having a teen parent affect the child?

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.

What are cognitive changes in adolescence?

After childhood, teens begin to think abstractly. Learn about the cognitive changes in adolescence in this article.

What are logical consequences vs. natural consequences for teens?

Logical consequences and natural consequences teach teens to take responsibility for their own behavior. Learn about logical consequences vs. natural consequences for teens from this article.

10 Questions Kids Might Ask Their Parents About Smoking

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.

Should your teen have a credit card?

Credit can be a useful but dangerous thing. Learn whether your teen should have a credit card in this article.

Should your teen work?

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

Should parents use scare tactics to discipline their teens?

Instead of using scare tactics, give your child accurate and clear information and the tools to resist peer pressure. Learn whether parents should use scare tactics to discipline their teens from this article.

Should you pay your teens to babysit their siblings?

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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