parenting teens

  1. Parenting

    Do you strive to be the "cool" parent?

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    Some parents fall into the trap of wanting to be so “cool” that they forget what their teens really need is a parent. Do...
  2. Parenting

    Are slumber parties the new excuse for hooking up?

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    Sleepovers have always been a fun way for teens to spend time with their friends. But the trend these days is towards sleepovers...
  3. Parenting

    Teaching your teens good money habits

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    Teaching your teens good money habits now will lay the groundwork for their financial future.
  4. Parenting

    Parenting a gay child

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    Your teen has just revealed he or she is gay. So now what? Experts chime in with helpful advice for coming to terms with your...
  5. Parenting

    Gun-toting dad teaches teen a lesson

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    After a teenager rants on Facebook about how horrid her parents are, her dad gives her a dose of her own medicine by shooting her...
  6. K-12

    Miley Cyrus speaks out on weight, body issues

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    Miley Cyrus took to twitter to slam critics who have said she has gained weight in recent months. The singer says these harsh words...
  7. K-12

    When your teenager hates you

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    It's the rare parent-child relationship that doesn't go through some growing pains during adolescence. Even the most loving,...
  8. Tips & Advice

    Is your teenager lying to you?

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    You thought you dealt with the lying issue when your child was younger. You thought it was clear: you and your teenager had enough...
  9. Tips & Advice

    5 parenting mistakes that can screw up your teen

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    There are moments when parents of teens may want to throw up their hands and forget about making an effort at parenting. Their...
  10. K-12

    Celebrate your daughter's first period

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    The occasion of an adolescent girl’s first period is often a very embarrassing and scary time, even if they have been prepared for...
  11. School & Education

    Stylish school supplies for teens

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    The summer sun is fading away, and it's back-to-school time! Shopping for school supplies doesn't have to be boring for teens....
  12. K-12

    Life, death, parenting and Katie Allison Granju

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    For over a month, writer and parenting blogger Katie Allison Granju detailed the tragic sequence of devastating events that...
  13. Décor & Style

    Transition your playroom from toddler to teen

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    The kids may grow and change to suit their ages, but the family playroom certainly doesn’t. Here are some suggestions and tips to...
  14. K-12

    What parents should know about getting college athletic scholarships

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    Is your child a student athlete? Your child's sport pastime could help pay for college tuition, thanks to college athletic...
  15. K-12

    Discussing sex and birth control with your teen

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    Reality shows such as 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom are showing the truth about what can happen to teenagers who don’t know the...
  16. K-12

    Helping your teen make positive friendships

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    Adolescents and teens may look more and more like adults, but their judgment and decision making is decidedly not adult. This goes...
  17. K-12

    Parent-approved alternatives to teen piercings, tattoos and hair dyes

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    Recently your tween has been dropping not so subtle hints abut her plans to get inked on her 16th birthday. You’ve also heard her...
  18. Parenting

    5 House rules parents should not ignore

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    In my humorous how-to book, 35 Things Your Teens Won't Tell You So I Will, I lay down rules about every aspect of a teen's life....
  19. K-12

    Normal teen behavior

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    Little children, little problems. Big children, big problems. If you're the parent of a toddler and someone says this to you, you...
  20. K-12

    How to keep teens safe without nagging

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    Every two years, since the early 1990s, the Center for Disease Control has made available surveys that track risky behaviors by...