age 17

  1. Activities for Kids

    High-tech, musical and artsy summer camps for kids

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    Is your child a film-lover? A budding scientist? A Grammy-winner in the making? Here are some of the most unique camps and summer...
  2. Age by Age

    Are parents dressing their daughters like tramps?

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    CNN writer LZ Granderson received quite a response when he wrote a piece titled, “Parents, don’t dress your girls like tramps.” In...
  3. Tweens, Teens & College

    Prom peer pressure

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    As if being a high schooler isn’t tough enough, the pressures of prom can weigh heavily on your teen. Here are some tips on how to...
  4. Tweens, Teens & College

    Teen piercing trends: Earlobe gauging, stretching and body piercing

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    Piercings and teenagers go hand-in-hand. Like clothes, makeup, and hairstyles, piercings offer teens a way to express themselves. If...
  5. Child Development & Health

    How to help your angry child

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    You ask your son to unload the dishwasher and he responds with a angry bark. You ask your daughter if she’d like to go to the mall...
  6. Parenting Advice & Columns

    How to take the candy out of Easter

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    Easter doesn’t have to mean gigantic baskets overflowing with candy. Many parents are limiting the candy in favor of more useful and...
  7. Super Moms Guide: Money & Career

    5 Ways to teach your children to save

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    Anytime is the right time to teach kids the value of money. Older kids, especially, are subjected to constant media and peer...
  8. Child Development & Health

    Is your child depressed?

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    As parents, we know that kids experience a wide range of emotions on any given day. One minute they can be happy, the next...
  9. Tweens, Teens & College

    How to create a smoky eye for prom

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    Love the drama of the smoky eye look? Learn how to recreate this beauty trend with tips from a pro. Your makeup for prom will have...
  10. Family Activities

    Family movie night: Recreate the larger-than-life movie experience right at home!

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    The expense of theater movies, concessions and gas to get there has reached beyond most family budgets. So why not enjoy a weekly...
  11. Children's School & Education

    What did you learn in school today? Getting your kids to talk to you about their day

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    Does getting your kids to offer information about school seem more difficult than pulling teeth? Do you ever feel like a lawyer...
  12. Tweens, Teens & College

    An ecofriendly prom: Green prom party fun

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    Prom, that memorable adolescent rite of passage, is just around the corner. Every year, high schoolers around the country stress...
  13. Tweens, Teens & College

    Teens and tanning: How to get the right shade for prom

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    Tanning for prom is a longtime trend, but all tanning products aren’t foolproof. When teen tanning goes awry, it can become orange...
  14. Parenting Advice & Columns

    How to stop hyper-parenting and just relax with your kids

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    If you’re a hyperparent, you might not even know it -- we parents tend to be in denial about that sort of thing. But if you are, you...
  15. Teen Health & Wellness

    Sleep and your older child

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    The change may be gradual or it may seem sudden. You adolescent starts having trouble falling sleep at night (even though you’ve...
  16. Teen Behavior

    Teaching teens to be safe drivers

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    We'd love it if our kids would do only what we tell them to do, but the reality is that they're much more likely to do what we do...
  17. Parenting Advice & Columns

    When to find a tutor for your child

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    Why is it that so many of us are afraid or reluctant to ask for help? Oh we talk a good game about understanding that no one is...
  18. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Help your child academically without helicoptering

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    We all want what is best for our children and for them to succeed in life. That includes school. Ostensibly for the benefit of our...
  19. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Build special relationships with each child

    It’s impossible to treat our kids exactly the same. You know it is! Yet do you sometimes find yourself trying to do just that? An...
  20. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Getting to the bottom of your kids' health issues

    Does your child seem to have a chronic or persistent medical issue? How do you know? Are symptoms related? Or not? Are they subtle?...