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

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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.

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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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You want to get adoption records, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to get adoption records 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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Relaxing doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. Learn how moms can enjoy a bit of me time from 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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Your baby is just about the cutest thing in the world, but not at 3:00 am. Learn how a new mom can get more sleep from this article.

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Although it can't be qualified by economists, children who have stay-at-home moms have certain advantages. Find out whether being a stay-at-home mom benefits your children 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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It's possible to convert a crib to a toddler bed for when your toddler has outgrown his crib but isn't yet ready for a full-size bed. Learn how to convert a crib to a toddler bed in this article.

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Are you a man who needs a new suit but don't know how to measure yourself for the right size? Read this article to learn how to measure a man for a suit.

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

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Usually, you'll need a lawyer to navigate the adoption process. Learn how to apply for adoption of a child that you're a legal guardian for from 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.

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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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Many people order their custom-made shirts online, which requires you to know how to measure your chest accurately. This article will tell you how to measure your chest for shirts.

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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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Teens look for summer jobs and part-time jobs during the school year to earn extra money. Learn if there are such things as online jobs for teens in this article.

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