Teens

Teens come with a whole new set of parenting concerns. Here's everything you need to know about first dates, first jobs, mood swings, body image, and so much more. Plus: How to protect your teen from violence.

Bottle Flipping Is Annoying Parents Everywhere

Have you heard of this new trend among tweens and teens?

Money Milestones for Kids: An Age-by-Age Guide

When and how do you teach kids about money? Check out this timeline that starts during preschool and ends during high school.

The Dangerous DIY Braces Trend Needs to Stop

Teenage girls are using paper clips, dental floss, and hair elastics to make their own braces, and it's a really bad idea.

Help Kids Lose Weight

The key to shedding pounds is choosing foods that fight hunger.

Teen Sex: Online Resources

Teens may be tight-lipped when it comes to sex, especially when approached by their parents. Suggest your child check out these online resources as a way to springboard into important conversations.

Teaching Kids About Money: An Age-by-Age Guide

Age-by-age activities for teaching your child about money.

How to Talk to Your Child About Losing Weight

Does your child need to lose weight? We'll help you talk about it without hurting her feelings.

Time's Most Influential Teens of 2016 Shows Us Who Has the Biggest Impact on Our Kids

The list includes a 17-year-old transgender student and a digital dance star.

What's an Appropriate Curfew for High Schoolers?

Jan Faull, MEd, on deciding on a high school curfew for teens.

The Dangers of Guns

In our town, guns never appeared to be an issue -- until my daughter's fourth-grade classmate was shot.

"Is There a Gun in the House?"

It's a question that a lot of parents are reluctant to ask. Our advice: Get over it and find out.

Violent Video Games, TV, and Movies

Vice President Joe Biden calls for the legal barriers to be lifted so that more research can be done on the effects of video games, TV, and movies in spurring gun violence.

This is Why #GiveElsaAGirlfriend Is a Thing

Twitter users are asking Disney to give Queen Elsa a girlfriend in 'Frozen 2.'

Should Parents Use Cell Phones to Monitor Teens?

Jan Faull, MEd, on parents' use of technology to keep tabs on their tweens and teens.

"Is It Appropriate for My Daughter to Go to Prom with a Senior?"

Expert advice on how to make the best parenting decision for your daughter, who desires to attend prom with a senior student.

Parents Worry More About Sex Than Violence in Movies

A new study shows parents are more worried about kids being exposed to sex scenes than graphic violence in movies.

Monitoring What Kids Eat at School

From doughnuts at class parties to pizza in the cafeteria, the food your child gets at school can be seriously unhealthy. But whose job is it to monitor what kids eat?

Dads Read Their Daughters' Texts Aloud and Learn All About That Eggplant Emoji

This video captures dads' reactions as they read through their daughters' texts to their boyfriends.

Why Helicopter Parenting Is Bad for Your Teen's Health

Parents of teens who struggle letting go of the reins may have a negative impact on their child's health, a new national poll suggests.

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