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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Is Military Service the Right Choice for Your Teen?

If your teen is interested in military service, here's what parents need to know about military recruitment and service.
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How to Keep Your Teen Activist Healthy and Safe at Protests and Demonstrations

As Black Lives Matter demonstrations and Pride Month events continue, follow these steps to support your Black, mixed-race, LGBTQ, and ally teen's activism and prepare them for police violence and crowd control.
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How to Help Teens Guide Their Friends in Need of Mental Health Resources

With no school, no in-person socializing, and no vacations, teenagers' mental health is being affected. In this week's Teen Talk column, an 18-year-old shares how she is often the confidant for her friends going through a mental health crisis and how parents can offer teens creative solutions so they can better help their friends.
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Why You Should Let Your Teen Wear What They Want

In this week's Teen Talk column, a young adult explains how clothing plays an important role as teens navigate social trends and explore their identity.
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I'm a Teen Who Is Nonbinary: Here's What I Wish Parents Would Know About Gender

In this week's 'Teen Talk' column, a nonbinary teen shares what they want parents to understand about their experience with gender identity.
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This Is What Phone Addiction Looks Like for Teens and How Parents Can Help

In this week's 'Teen Talk' column, an 18-year-old reflects on how teens rely heavily on technology, especially now, and what happens when parents take their phones away.
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I'm a Teen of Mixed Race: Here's What It's Like to Grow Up Biracial in America Today

In this week's 'Teen Talk' column, a teen explains her experience growing up mixed and how parents can help their children navigate the complexities of being biracial with single-race friends and family.
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Is My Kid Having Sex? A Lesson in Sex Ed for Parents of Teens

Advice for parents about the signs that your child may be sexually active and how to talk about it from parenting expert Jan Faull, MEd, plus sex education resources for teenagers and parents.
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How Teens Decide What They Want to Do When They Grow Up

"What are your plans after high school?" is a dreaded question for a lot of teens. In this week's Teen Talk column, a college junior shares how teens today are deciding their post-grad plans and how parents can help.