teens

  1. Tweens, Teens & College

    Could my teen be a cutter?

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    Cutting, a form of self-injury, is a disturbing trend among teens that often takes parents by surprise. Like many behavioral issues,...
  2. Tweens, Teens & College

    High School student who ranked female classmates on Facebook list in hot water

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    An Illinois teenager and (former) high school student is in trouble after he was identified as being responsible for circulating a...
  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. Babysitters and Childcare

    Choosing a teenage babysitter

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    For generations, teenagers have been the first line of babysitters (after siblings, of course). Here are some tips on how you can...
  6. 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...
  7. Teen School & Education

    How to help your teen become prom queen

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    The coveted role of prom queen is a dream for many teens, but it takes a lot of support and teamwork. Although it's your job as a...
  8. Tweens, Teens & College

    10 Things to teach your teen about car maintenance

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    Teens of legal driving age think about one thing -- getting a car. But there’s plenty of upkeep that comes along with being...
  9. 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...
  10. Parenting Advice & Columns

    How to avoid hair battles with your teen

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    Your son’s soft curls, your towhead daughter’s pigtails….these may be some of the memories you have of your child’s early years....
  11. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Acne and teen self-esteem

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    The hormonal roller coaster of adolescence is often very apparent in facial skin. That previously fine, smooth baby skin is no...
  12. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Glasses or contacts for your teen?

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    Whether your child has been wearing glasses since Kindergarten or they’ve just been prescribed recently, you’ll likely come to a...
  13. 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...
  14. Parenting Advice & Columns

    How to deal with your child’s allegation of favoritism

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    It’s one of those issues that can deflate a parent faster than a pin in a balloon. Claims of favoritism for one child over another...
  15. Tweens, Teens & College

    Coaching your adolescent through Valentine's Day

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    When the kids were little, Valentine’s Day was easy. There was a class party, Valentine for everyone in the class and sugar...
  16. Parenting How-to

    How to find the perfect babysitter

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    You want your special night out sans kiddies to be romantic, fun, and above all relaxing . There’s no way you’re going to be able...
  17. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Dueling hormones: When puberty and menopause collide

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    Now, more than ever, so many households are experiencing puberty and perimenopause and menopause (I call it PM&M for short) at the...
  18. Child Development & Health

    What moms need to know about secondary impact syndrome

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    As if getting your child through a head injury isn’t stressful enough, once you child has experienced a concussion, you can never...
  19. Child Development & Health

    Parenting your child through concussion recovery

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    Your child sustained a mild concussion and -- phew! -- the doctor said she’s going to be okay. A few days of recovery and all will...
  20. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Signs your child may have a concussion

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    Your toddler topples over while learning to walk. Your child bonks heads with a friend while playing outside. Your teenager gets...