Tweens and Teens

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Socializing and Friends

Physical Symptoms of Bullying

We all know what a bully is? And as parents we worry about our children being bullied. Bullying not only has effects on children's mental well-being, it can also cause physical symptoms. If you've noticed a change in your child's mood or behavior or suspect that he might be being bullied, the first thing you should do is talk to your child.

Body Issues and Self Esteem

Anorexia Athletica: Is Your Teen Exercising Too Much?

Having a son or daughter who is an athlete is a dream for some parents. But whether it is ballet, football, track and field, gymnastics, baseball, basketball or soccer, their children have to train hard if they want to be the best. Training requires getting the body in physical shape, and that means exercising and eating healthy. It also requires a lot of mental strength.

Dating; Talking About Sex

5 Dating Guidelines for Your Teens

The time will come when your teen tells you they want to start dating. Chances are you will take a long pause. Perhaps you will think back to the day you gave birth and how it felt like only yesterday you were changing their diapers or watching their first recital.

Fitness and Sports

Anorexia Athletica: Is Your Teen Exercising Too Much?

Having a son or daughter who is an athlete is a dream for some parents. But whether it is ballet, football, track and field, gymnastics, baseball, basketball or soccer, their children have to train hard if they want to be the best. Training requires getting the body in physical shape, and that means exercising and eating healthy. It also requires a lot of mental strength.

Getting Ready for College

The Common Core FAQ

Although the Common Core State Standards (referred to as "Common Core" or CCSS), a set of K-12 English and Mathematics education standards, has been frequently seen in headlines lately, it's not a new concept nor is it untested in the U.S. education system.

Parenting Tweens and Teens

Physical Symptoms of Bullying

We all know what a bully is? And as parents we worry about our children being bullied. Bullying not only has effects on children's mental well-being, it can also cause physical symptoms. If you've noticed a change in your child's mood or behavior or suspect that he might be being bullied, the first thing you should do is talk to your child.

Socializing and Friends

Physical Symptoms of Bullying

We all know what a bully is? And as parents we worry about our children being bullied. Bullying not only has effects on children's mental well-being, it can also cause physical symptoms. If you've noticed a change in your child's mood or behavior or suspect that he might be being bullied, the first thing you should do is talk to your child.

Tween and Teen Health

Teenage Moodiness or Something More?

Everyone identifies with the stereotype of impossible teens. Eye-rolling, attitudes, mood swings… all typical of the average teenager. But when do you question if it’s something more? How can parents recognize the difference between teen angst and an actual clinical disorder?