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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Why Styling My Hair Is Important to Me as a Black Teen

The way teens style their hair is often a form of self-expression and should be celebrated. A Black teen shares why her hair is important to her and the importance of the CROWN Act.

How Parents Can Help Their Teens Plan For The Future

You might feel like you're sitting on the edge of your seat as you watch your teen try to pave their own path. There are ways to help them succeed while maintaining their independence. A teen and a psychologist share how.

6 Things About Remote Learning Teens Actually Loved (and Should Be Here to Stay)

As teachers and schools in the U.S. prepare for the 2021 school year back in classrooms, a teen shares thoughts on how we can take what we learned over the last two years to improve the education system.

Can You Afford to Buy Your Teen a Car?

It's one of the worst times to buy a car in decades—but you may still want to. Here's help breaking down annual costs to determine whether you can afford to buy your teen a car.

The Pandemic Was Hard on Teens, But My Sibling Relationship Helped Me Through It

In this week's Teen Talk column, a college freshman who lived at home for an extra year through remote learning shares the silver lining of lockdown: how she unexpectedly built a deeper connection with her siblings.

What to Know About Car Insurance for Teens

Car insurance is complicated, even for adults-and it can feel even more expensive and frustrating for a new teen driver. Here's what to consider when buying car insurance for your teen.
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This Dad is Having a 'Tough Time' as His Daughter Graduates High School-And He's Not Alone

A dad took to Reddit to express how sad he was over his daughter's high school graduation and he's raising an important point about how we need to talk more about how fathers feel during these moments.

How Parents Should React to Their Kids' Bad Grades to Help Them Succeed

Report card season can be stressful for kids and parents. In this week's 'Teen Talk' column, a young adult explains how his parents could have reacted differently to his grades, and an expert weighs in on how this reaction could help teens self-motivate.

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."