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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They May Not Want to Admit It, But Teens Still Need Their Moms—A Lot

The combination of hormones, bullying, depression, and social and school pressures is too much for them to bear on their ...

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Why Do Teenagers Make Life So Much Harder for Themselves?

Finding matching socks and making lunch are not earth-shattering tasks.

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We Love Our Kids, But That Doesn't Mean We Still Do Everything for Them

When my three children were babies, I did it all for them. But now that they are teens, I have a different philosophy.

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Why Taking My Teens to School Each Day Was One of My Best Decisions

It's amazing what you can get out of a short period of time.

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Why Giving My Teens Rewards—Even for the Little Things—Works for Our Family

Experts are split on the long-term effects of the reward-based parenting strategy.

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Talking About School Shootings with Your Teen

They happen often enough that discussing school shootings with your teen requires thought. Experts break down a good con...

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How to Help Protect Teens on Instagram

Teens have a lot of fun on IG, but they can also experience plenty of negativity. A new guide aims to inform parents on ...

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Are Parents Too Competitive When It Comes to Their Kids?

Why happiness researchers say we may be pushing our kids too much.

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