Family

Families come in all shapes and sizes and we know sometimes, you need a little help. Get all the tips and advice you'll ever need or want to know right here on starting, raising and nurturing your clan.

Learn More / Page 6

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Adolescence is a time of transition for teens; a time of conflict and confusion. Learn if mood swings are typical in adolescence in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Advertisement

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Sex education programs vary by school. Learn whether your teen's middle school health class teaches about sex in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Preventable causes of death, mental illnesses and eating disorders are possible health issues for teens. Learn about common adolescent health issues from this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

As an adolescent naturally separates from his parents, he develops his own distinct personality and identity. Learn more about personality changes in adolescence from this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Advertisement

Teens need a variety of nutrients to support their rapid growth, but if they're eating a well-balanced diet they usually don't need supplements. Learn whether adolescent teens should be taking vitamins from this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

A teen's peers help him/her develop independence and identity. Learn about the importance of peers to adolescents in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

There are both physical and behavioral coping mechanisms to manage stress. Learn how adolescents should cope with stress in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

As children develop into adolescents, they go through physical, emotional and cognitive changes. Learn more about the physical changes in adolescence from this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Advertisement

Due to hormonal changes, adolescents tend to be moody, temperamental and emotional. Learn more about emotional changes in adolescence from this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Teens begin to develop different kinds of relationships as they grow. Learn about some social transitions during adolescence in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

There are six basic types of teen anxiety. Learn about symptoms of anxiety in adolescents in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Adolescence is a process that starts with a child and ends with an adult. Learn about the basics of male adolescence in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Advertisement

Teens may exhibit mood swings, but bipolar disorder is a serious mood illness that must not be left undiagnosed and untreated. Learn about the differences between adolescence and bipolar disorder in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Hormonal changes cause the development of secondary sex characteristics and have other effects a well. Learn about the hormonal changes during adolescence from this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Did you ever wonder how to tell twins apart? Learn how to tell twins apart in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Boys and girls start puberty at different ages, and they grow at different rates. Learn what the signs of puberty are in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Advertisement

Use a combination of phonics-based, whole language and multisensory methods to teach a child to read. Learn how to teach a child to read in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Tanner Stages break down the progress of pubertal development. Learn about the stages of puberty for boys in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Tanner Stages break down the progress of pubertal development. Learn about the stages of puberty for girls in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Do you want to know how to find sex offenders in your area? Learn how to find sex offenders in your area in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Advertisement

Your teens know the difference between right and wrong, but bad friends or other influences can cause them to make poor choices. Learn what right and wrong mean to your adolescent from this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Would you like to know how to get a replacement for your birth certificate? Learn how to get a birth certificate replacement in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors