You're one step away from committing your teenager for being boy crazy, but does that necessarily mean she's ready for a boyfriend? Teen girls are notorious for crushes, but knowing when to let your daughter officially enter the dating scene can be confusing. From types of teen dating to expert advice on when she's ready, get help tackling the big question: At what age should you let your daughter have a boyfriend?Read Full Story
The change may be gradual or it may seem sudden. You adolescent starts having trouble falling sleep at night (even though you’ve insisted on maintaining long-standing routines) and has increasing difficulty getting up in the morning. He sleeps later and later on weekends, prompting a few charges of “lazy” by you -- and doesn’t seem particularly rested or restored. Is it hormones? Something else? What’s going on?Read Full Story
When a child reaches the teen years, writing is more and more critical to academic success. Teens are expected to be able to write essays for school and respond in words to questions in just about any subject. In addition, there are some big writing efforts coming up: many state standardized tests have an essay section, and the SAT now has a writing portion. Then there are college application essays, in addition the plain ability to communicate clearly in the world. Writing is important.Read Full Story
While adolescence may be a turbulent time for many young women, it can be the ideal time to educate them about preventive health care, contraception and preventing pregnancy. Here are the most common pediatric gynecological issues you should talk about with your adolescent daughters – now.Read Full Story
Every developmental issue, it seems, has multiple phases -- as parents, we seldom deal with any given issue just once. More commonly, an issue ebbs and flows in varying degrees throughout the years. Your child's accident-prone toddler years ebbed as he grew, then may have segued into occasional injury phases during the early school years. Now you have adolescents -- are teens still accident-prone? Or about to become at risk of injury again?Read Full Story
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