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 Why I Don't Let Underage Teens Drink in My Home

It isn't keeping them "safe" and "off the streets" at all. Not even on New Year's Eve.

By Katie Bingham-Smith
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Teen

How to Win the Screen Time Battle Without Alienating Your Teens

Warning: It may take some behavioral adjustments on your part, too.

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Parenting

How to Create More Joy in Your Family & Stop Spreading Negative Energy

When you're overwhelmed with the endless day-to-day responsibilities of life, it's easy spread negative vibes to your fa...

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Your Teen Who Is Acting Out Probably Needs You More Than Ever

What I have learned with my three teens is this: When they are acting out, when they are testing me and pushing the limi...

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Giving Your Teens Reminders Doesn’t Mean You're Doing Anything Wrong

Honestly, there was a time when I thought, Am I enabling them? Am I making it so they will be less independent and causi...

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underage teens drinking at a house party

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Teen

Why I Don't Let Underage Teens Drink in My Home

It isn't keeping them "safe" and "off the streets" at all. Not even on New Year's Eve.

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Teen

How to Discuss Body Image with Your Teen

It can be a fraught topic for adults, let alone you and your teen. Posing the right questions can make you both feel mor...

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Teen

How I'm Raising My Teen Sons to Be Self-Sufficient Men

It's exhausting, but I think it's working.

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Liz Pryor
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Teen

My Son Is Learning to Drive and I Have Feelings About It

Plus, sound advice for dealing with it.

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Teen

This Is Why I Get to Know the Parents of My Teens’ Boyfriends or Girlfriends

My mom did it for my sisters and me as teens, and it made a world of difference.

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