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.

The 'Eraser Challenge' Is Making a Dangerous Comeback: Here's What You Should Know

The eraser challenge is making the rounds in middle schools again, and it's leaving kids with serious burns and sometimes permanent scars.

Is My Child Having Sex?

Advice for parents on how to talk to teens about sex, from parenting expert Jan Faull, MEd.

Mom Surprised Her Daughter With a Custom Snapchat Filter & She Was NOT Happy

This mom learned a very important lesson about social media and teenagers: Know your audience.

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.

This Eminem Parody Shows the Real Struggle of Getting Our Kids to Dress for the Cold

The Holderness family's spoof video is so on point about kids refusal to wear appropriate winter weather gear.

Growing Up, Acting Out

Preteens are on an emotional roller coaster-and whoa!--you're in for a ride too.

"My Kid Shoplifted!"

What to say to your child after he or she was caught shoplifting.

Can You Spot the Warning Signs of Gun Violence in This Video?

Sandy Hook Promise has released a powerful new PSA showing how to spot the subtle signs that may lead to gun violence.

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.

Yikes: Kids Are Really Bad at Identifying Fake News

And with the amount of time they spend on social media, it's a real problem.

Is My Child Drinking Behind My Back?

Parenting Expert Jan Faull, MEd, on what to do when your teen socializes with an older, partying crowd.

What a Columbine Shooter's Mom Wants You to Know

Hers is the parenting book everyone should read.

A Letter to My Son About the 'Dark Ages'

You know, it's like an e-mail but written with an ink pen on actual paper.

Pokemon Go Has Captured My Family

After finally stashing the 1,000 trading cards in the closet, I never expected to be taken in by another Pokemon craze. But the new Pokemon Go app is as much fun for me as it is for my boys.

When Should Kids Get Credit Cards?

Jan Faull, MEd, on when parents should allow their children to open a line of credit.

Teen's Short Film Shows How Ridiculous Gender Stereotypes Can Be

In order to raise awareness about gender stereotypes, this 14-year-old flipped them on their head.

The Son I Didn't Know I Wanted

The most shocking thing about having a transgender teenager? At the end of the day, you're a sock washing, recital-attending nugget-nuking mom like any other.

How to Give a Strong-Willed Teenager More Independence and Keep Your Cool

Got a teen pushing for independence? Good! That's what teens are supposed to do. Now, here's how to handle it.