Teen

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.

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Teen

Dear Son, Let Me Tell You What Cool Really Is

One mom's letter to her teenage son attempts to convince him of what's really cool in life—spoiler alert, it's not using ...

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Teen

Why Teens at Home During Summer Are a Lot Like a House Full of Homer Simpsons

Liz Pryor shares a funny take about her teens' slovenly tendencies during summer break.

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Teen

Death Rate Among 10-to-19-Year-Olds Is on the Rise: What You Need to Know

This troubling spike is related to issues such as suicide, homicide and gun violence, and drug overdoses. Here's what pa...

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Teen

18 and Counting: Why Parenting Doesn't End When Kids Turns 18

Telling it like it is. Wisdom and candor from a single mom raising three kids.

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Teen

How to Improve Communication With Your Teenager

Trying to make meaningful conversation with teenagers doesn’t have to be like pulling teeth. It’s all in your approach.

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Family Fun

How to Raise an Entrepreneurial Kid

Meet four teens who mean business and the moms who are teaching them how to turn passion into profit.

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Teen

How to Tackle Your Teen’s Bad Health Habits

It’s hard enough for you to eat well, exercise regularly, get enough sleep and manage stress. Forget about trying to per...

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Teen

Why It's OK to Sometimes Let Your Teens Change the Rules

Some child-development experts say negotiating with kids is a big no-no, but moms of teens are trying differents way of ...

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Parenting

Face It: Parents Deserve a Graduation Gift Just as Much as Their Graduates

Opinion: Yes, seeing your teen graduate high school is a gift in itself, but this mom says it's OK for parents to give t...

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Family Fun

Why It's OK—Even Good—to Skip Your Teen's Recital or Soccer Game Sometimes

When mom practices self-care, it's good for her and the whole family.

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