Parenting Tweens and Teens

Weird Science: Wacky Parenting News That's Actually True

By Inhabitots

Parenting is more of an art form than a science, but we've come across some pretty amazing scientific research in this realm. » Read more

Tips on Volunteering and Doing Charity Work as a Family for the Holidays

By Inhabitots

The giving spirit of the holiday season inspires many people tovolunteer their time and resources to support charities. » Read more

Show BAND-AID® Your Child's Star Power! (Sponsored)

Add a little sunshine to your day by watching this cutie sing BAND-AID®'s famous jingle.... » Read more

Is Your Teenager Addicted to Video Games?

When you try to talk with your teen, does it seem that he is distracted by video games in favor of engaging in one-on-one conversation? » Read more

Depression in Teens: What to Watch For

By Morningside Recovery

The teenage mind can be a hard thing to figure out—even teens themselves may not always understand why they react the way they do. Between out-of-control hormones and a brain that's still forming its emotional circuitry, life's highs can seem especially exciting and its lows can seem downright dismal. » Read more

Teen Rebellion: How to Cope

By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Parenting a teenager is a mixed bag of rewards and challenges. One of the most challenging—and important—parts of parenting an adolescent is figuring out how to respond to teen rebellion. Here are some suggestions for helping you cope when your teenager rebels. » Read more

Should You Spy on Your Teenager?

By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

An important part of parenting is to keep your kids safe and help them make good decisions. » Read more

When Should You Let Your Tween Wear Make Up?

By Nancy Da Silva

Just yesterday your little girl was running around in diapers. As they grew older they would watch you put your makeup on and you’d probably have to keep their curious little fingers out of your bag of cosmetics. They’d copy your actions and there might have been times when you had to keep an eye on them to make sure they didn’t eat your lipstick. » Read more

Talking to Kids About Drugs

By Maria T. Pepin

Drugs are chemicals that change the way your body works. Many kids start becoming curious about drugs at an early age due to television, movies, music and advertising. Studies show that the average age kid starts experimenting at 12 years old. As a parent, it’s important to educate your child on drugs and why they are dangerous in order to keep them drug-free. » Read more

Parent's Guide to Teen Driving

By Audrey Morris

Learning to drive and getting a driver's license are rites of passage for most teenagers. And, while teens may be excited and eager to get behind the wheel, parents are often nervous and a bit scared. Parents play the most important role in teens' learning to drive, and have the most influence over their children's driving behavior. » Read more