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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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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Teen

I Changed My Parenting Style to Drastically Improve Our Mother-Daughter Bond

Plus, she taught me new ways to help me live my best life.

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Teen

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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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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Teen

Splitting the Holidays with Your Ex

Holidays can be some of the most miserable times for parents who are recently divorced. Shuffling the kids between paren...

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Liz Pryor
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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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Teen

How to Get Through the Holidays with Teens After a Divorce

It's difficult at first, but these tips from experts can help.

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Teen

I Don't Care If Other Parents Don't Do This, I Do

And you don't have to like it, because though it may not be popular, it's the right thing to do.

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