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.

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

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

Help Kids Lose Weight

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

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.

Use This Dad's Genius Plan to Give Your Teen a Way Out of a Bad Situation

The ability for your teen to send you a discreet message can be the difference between your kid laughing with you at the dinner table or spending six months in a recovery center.

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.

Bottle Flipping Is Annoying Parents Everywhere

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

This is Why #GiveElsaAGirlfriend Is a Thing

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

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.

What's an Appropriate Curfew for High Schoolers?

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

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.

The Dangers of Guns

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

Alarming Report: Kids Who Spend Just 1 Hour a Day on Social Media Are Less Happy

Kids using social media is fairly inevitable but even just one hour online can make kids less content with their lives.

This Mom Sent a Thank-You Note to the Cop Who Arrested Her Daughter on Spring Break

She was happy her teen got home safely, and hopes she learned an important lesson.

Brilliant Principal Tells Kids to 'Dab When You Sneeze'

He transformed the popular move into a stellar way to keep kids from spreading germs this winter.

These Secret Hashtags Teens Use On Social Media Promote Dangerous Behavior

Researchers have found hidden hashtags teens are using on social media to connect with others engaging in risky or self-harming behavior. Here's what you need to know.

Mom Gets to Hear the Voice of Son Who Committed Suicide Through Kindness of Strangers

Proving true kindness exists, Redditors answered this mom's plea for help editing her late son's choir solo.

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 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.

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.

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.

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?

The HPV Vaccine: Health 101

Find out why and when your daughter should get the HPV vaccine.

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