parenting tweens

  1. Music

    Learn to like your tween's music

    With a little bit of perspective, it's possible to both live with and even enjoy your tween's choice in music. You may even find...
  2. Tweens, Teens & College

    Your child’s first sleepover party

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    One day it arrives — an invitation to a sleepover party. How do you know if your child is ready or, more importantly, if you are?...
  3. Parenting Tips & Advice

    "Mommy, what does it mean to be gay?" Talking to kids about homosexuality

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    Instead of one big talk, experts encourage parents to have ongoing conversations about sex and sexuality with their children. Are...
  4. Tweens, Teens & College

    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. Children's Health

    5 Tips to help your tween girl become a physically and emotionally healthy woman

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    Don’t you love the drama of the tween years? Though you may be tempted to throw your hands in the air and give up on your tween...
  6. Child Development & Health

    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....
  7. Child Development & Health

    Preparing your child for braces

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    Braces are a common feature in the mouths of millions of American youths. Many kids look forward to the opportunity to wear braces,...
  8. Age by Age

    Questions to ask your child's orthodontist

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    The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit the orthodontist for a checkup no later than age 7. If this...