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Adolescence is a stage of development marked by growth and change. Learn what adolescence is in this article.

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While adolescence starts at the beginning of puberty, various factors influence its exact onset. Learn about the age of adolescence from this article.

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Using reverse psychology can be an effective parenting tool when used correctly. Read this article to learn how to use reverse psychology on your kids.

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Growth during puberty takes about two years on the average, but males and females develop at different rates. Learn what the male vs. female adolescent growth rates are in this article.

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Teens really do start to think differently as they go through adolescence. Learn about the cognitive stage of adolescence in this article.

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Teens begin to develop a sense of morality during adolescence. Learn about the moral development stage of adolescence in this article.

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Your children are growing up, and so are their friendships. Find out about adolescents' changing relationships with their peers in this article.

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Adolescence is the transitional period before adulthood that starts along with puberty. Find out when adolescence ends in this article.

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Teens are growing in all directions during puberty. Learn about the physical growth stage of adolescence in this article.

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A tan may look good to teens, but any kind of tan is a sign of skin damage. Learn how you should stop your teen from going to the tanning beds in this article.

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While states are usually flexible about the age at which children can be left alone, be wary of leaving teens alone at night or on the weekend. Learn whether your teen is mature enough to be left home alone from this article.

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Family vacations should be fun for the whole family. Learn about some fun vacations you can take with your teens in this article.

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Compound interest and tax-free savings encourage early college savings. Learn about whether you should start saving for your teen's college tuition in this article.

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If your teen needs a boarding school, many different options are available. Learn whether to send your teen to boarding school in this article.

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Writing notes, building up the relationship, and knowing what's worth letting go of can make parenting teens easier. Learn how to get teens to listen from this article.

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Parents need to discipline their teens at times, but the punishment has to fit the crime as well as the age group. Learn if your teen is too old to be grounded in this article.

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Physical marks of violence, changes in behavior, and changes in dress can be signs of an abusive relationship. Learn about signs of a teen in a dangerous relationship from this article.

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Bullying is a continuous and relentless form of verbal or physical violence directed toward the weak and insecure. Learn about some of the effects of bullying on teens in this article.

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Some independence in teenagers is normal, but dangerous behavior could signify an underlying problem. Learn some tips for dealing with a rebellious teenager from this article.

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You want to do a free background check online, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to do a free background check online in this article.

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Teenagers should be responsible for their homework, their own room, and for cleaning up after their projects. Learn about common teenage responsibilities from this article.

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Remember "right over left, left over right" when tying a square knot. Learn how to tie a square knot in this article.

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Anxiety has both physical and emotional components. Learn about the signs of teen anxiety in this article.

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You want to fold a handkerchief for a suit pocket, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to fold a handkerchief for a suit pocket in this article.

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What father doesn't want to teach his kid how to hit a softball out of the "stadium"? Read this article to learn how to teach your kids how to hit a softball.

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