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 need to socialize. Learn how much social time is enough for your teen in this article.
Puberty starts with the release of hormones that signal the beginning stages of sexual development and physical growth. Learn what types of hormones are changing during puberty in this article.
Either buy your daughter a month-at-a-glance calendar in the stationery store or use an online menstrual calendar. Learn where to find a menstruation calendar for your teen from this article.
Many boys come to their parents for information about sex. Learn how to answer your adolescent son's questions about sex in this article.
If your teenager needs vitamins, ask a doctor if a multivitamin or a specific vitamin is better in your teen's particular case. Learn what kinds of vitamins adolescents should be taking from this article.
Just as we don't expect all babies to sleep through the night or crawl by a certain age, we don't expect all teenagers to follow a strict schedule of puberty. Learn whether girls will always go through puberty before boys from this article.
Adolescence is a process of physical, cognitive, and social development that starts around the ages of 10 to 13. Learn about the typical timeline for adolescent development from this article.
You can start looking into colleges in your teenager's junior year of high school, and fill out the FAFSA in January of the senior year. Learn when to start looking into colleges for your teen from this article.
Adolescents from different backgrounds often face additional challenges as they grow and develop. Learn if adolescent development changes according to culture and upbringing in this article.
Puberty is a time of many changes for boys and for girls, both physical and emotional. Learn if there are similarities in puberty between males and females in this article.
Sex education programs vary by school. Learn whether your teen's middle school health class teaches about sex in this article.
Teens begin to develop different kinds of relationships as they grow. Learn about some social transitions during adolescence in this article.