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Teens & Tweens

So long baby bottles, hello puberty. It's a brave new world when your kid enters the teen and tween years. Here's practical expert parenting advice on how to have the sex talk, navigate teen driving, plan for college and tackle every other problem that you have (or haven't) thought of.
Beat the "I'll do it later" excuse for good. More
For years child development experts have insisted that limiting kids' screen time should be a super priority—giving moms and dads who struggled in that realm reason to worry that they were blowing it as parents. For better or worse, screens are now #everywhere. The notion of screen time is outdated, and so is the mandate to constantly watch the clock. More
Say goodbye to hawking candy bars and wrapping paper. Crowdfunding is the newest, easiest way to raise dough for your kid's school, community group or athletic team. Here's how four campaigns collected more than $65,000. More

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A teen behind the wheel can make even a relatively easygoing parent freak out. For your sanity's sake, take the high road. More
One couple's experience with international adoption and raising their two daughters in the U.S. More
Caring for a child who physically, emotionally or behaviorally strays from the norm comes with its own set of stressors for parents. It takes a sensitive village to raise a special needs kid—here's how all of us can help. More
Our favorite celebrities dish on their starring role as parents. More
We covered everything from first bras to first pimples in "What to Expect When You’re Expecting Puberty," our guide for moms of tweens and teens. But there’s still so much more to talk about. So we’re taking your anonymous questions and getting in-the-trenches experts to respond to them right here. Have something you'd like to ask about your son's or daughter's hormonal evolution? Email us at  More
Kelly Flynn on becoming a single mom, by choice, at 42. More
It's time to ditch those pricey SAT prep tools. More