teens

  1. Parenting

    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. Parenting

    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. Parenting

    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. Parenting

    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. Tips & Advice

    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. Parenting

    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. 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. Parenting

    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. K-12

    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. Tips & Advice

    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. Tips & Advice

    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. Tips & Advice

    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. Tips & Advice

    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. Tips & Advice

    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. Parenting

    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-Tos

    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. Tips & Advice

    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. K-12

    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. K-12

    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. Tips & Advice

    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...