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

'Lazy Mom' Shares Why She Lets Her Teen Handle the Household Grocery Budget

The Barefoot Five blogger posted a photo of her 13-year-old daughter working on the family grocery budget, and the inter...

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Teen Hospitalized With Second-Degree Burns After Doing the 'Hot Water Challenge'

The latest viral challenge is definitely not safe to try.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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