teens

  1. Teen Health & Wellness

    The Nutmeg high: A new drug trend?

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    YouTube is now home to several videos of teens smoking nutmeg in order to get a "nutmeg high." What is up with this and what can you...
  2. Teen Behavior

    OMG mom! Kids and slang

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    Every generation has it's own slang. Every generation develops its own ways of communicating certain issues within the group. What...
  3. Teen Health & Wellness

    To Write Love on Her Arms: Helping young people fight depression

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    To Write Love on Her Arms is a movement with the mission to provide hope for young people suffering from depression. Read on to...
  4. Tweens, Teens & College

    Introducing your kids to what it takes to run a household

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    What does the term “running a household” mean to you? Is it cleaning? Is it budgeting and bill-paying? Is it cooking? Is it...
  5. Teen School & Education

    Starting the college search? Recruiters looking to state schools over Ivies

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    High school juniors and seniors are thinking about college as the school year gets underway. But where should they be looking? A new...
  6. Tweens, Teens & College

    5 Ways to help your teen resist negative peer pressure

    The teen years are no picnic -- for your child or for you as a parent. There are hormones, school pressure and mood swings -- and...
  7. Age by Age

    Solve common teen conflicts

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    Turbulent teen years often introduce new conflicts in your family. Better communication and firm guidelines can help you resolve...
  8. Tweens, Teens & College

    Helping teens form real friendships

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    For teenagers, friends mean everything; however, some teens change friends (or groups of friends) on a whim, loving a friend one day...
  9. Child Development & Health

    What is disordered eating?

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    You’ve heard about eating disorders, of course. Anorexia and bulimia are serious medical conditions that can endanger a person’s...
  10. Teen Behavior

    Talking sexting with your teen in light of a political scandal

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    When you first learned about “sexting,” you had a talk with you tween and/or teen, right? RIGHT? You talked about good choices and...
  11. Teen School & Education

    Should you encourage your teenager to go to art school?

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    “Mom, I decided I want to go to art school.” The words hang in the air. Sure, you’ve encouraged your child’s artistic and creative...
  12. Family Activities

    Family bonding tips for the teen years

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    Reconnect with your teen by opening the lines of communication. Check out our tips for family bonding during the teen years.
  13. Child Development & Health

    Daredevil kid? How to keep your adrenaline-seeking child safe

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    You’ve got one of those kids who just loves adrenaline and to push his or herself beyond the comfort zone. Most of the time...
  14. Parenting Advice & Columns

    "I'm not here to be your friend."

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    Growing up, I cannot tell you how many times I heard, "I'm not here to be your friend, I'm here to be your father!" Anytime I...
  15. Tweens, Teens & College

    Responsibility and your teen’s first job

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    Does your teen want a job? Do you want your teen to get her first job? Or perhaps you both think it’s an awful idea that will...
  16. Tweens, Teens & College

    Negotiating with teenagers: Crazy or critical?

    You may put the notion of “negotiating” with teenagers on the same level as negotiating with toddlers: Crazy. After all, both...
  17. Healthy Recipes & Nutrition

    DASH diet ranks best overall

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    Whether you’re trying to shed a few pounds for bathing suit season or you’re on a mission to reduce your risk of weight-related...
  18. School Age Kids

    How to recognize when peer influence turns to pressure

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    As much as we talk about helping kids to resist “peer pressure,” it exists. Even for the most self-assured, independent-thinking...
  19. Tweens, Teens & College

    5 Simple steps to help your tween or teen study for a test

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    Test anxiety is no fun for kids or moms. Teens and tweens are stressed out enough on a normal day, and when you throw in a huge...
  20. Family Fun

    Should your teen become a Junior Camp Counselor?

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    Each summer, teens flock to camp -- but not as campers. Many camps offer Junior Camp Counselor positions that give teens the...