Parenting Teenagers

Parenting a teenager requires new skills and ideas. Are you up for the challenge? Here's what you need to know to be successful.

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How to Talk to Teens About Current Events

In this week's 'Teen Talk' column, a young adult shares how parents talk to teens about current events, keeping in mind that many teens might use social media differently than their parents.

The Empowering Way Black Moms Are Celebrating Their Daughters' First Periods

Black girls tend to menstruate earlier than girls of other races—and parents are stepping up to welcome them into womanhood with educational (and fun!) "first moon parties."

How Parents Can Change Their Parenting Style When Kids Enter the Teen Years

Finding the right balance of independence and boundaries has to change when kids become teenagers. In this week's 'Teen Talk," a young adult shares her insight into how parents can allow teens to find their own way.

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors: The Tell-Tale Signs Your Child Could be Too Stressed

Experts say three specific body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) can be more common in teens, especially now. Fortunately, there are ways to spot and manage them.

Here's What Teen Depression Looks like (Spoiler: It May Not Be What You Think)

Depression can feel both confusing and insurmountable. In this week's Teen Talk, a teen with depression shares what their experience is like and an expert weighs in on how parents can play a big role in helping them through it with education and support.

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I'm a Teen and I'm Terrified to Be Back in School in a Pandemic

Teens understand more of the risks of COVID-19 exposure than younger children, so their concerns around entering crowded hallways and classrooms are very real. In this week's 'Teen Talk," a high school freshman shares her concerns and an expert weighs in how parents can help alleviate them.

It's Natural for Teens to Want to Party, Even During a Pandemic—Here's How to Convince Them Not To

As time and the pandemic continues, teens, like everyone else, are developing a serious case of cabin fever. In this week's 'Teen Talk' column, a college student explains why teens are partying despite safety concerns and an expert shares what parents can do to protect them from COVID-19.

How Parents Can Help Their Children Through a Learning Disability Diagnosis

The light at the end of the tunnel does exist for kids with learning disabilities. In this week's Teen Talk column, a young adult shares how his parents helped him feel learning enabled and more than his diagnosis.