• Kids
    Teen Independence
    Your Teen's Doctor
    Your Teen's Doctor When it comes to your teen's medical care, you have one very specific job: to let your teen gradually take charge of his or her own health and to eventually disappear from the examining room. But first there are a few issues ...
  • Teens
    Respecting Teen Privacy
    Teen Space, Teen Privacy?
    Teen Space, Teen Privacy? Can your teen shut you out of her room, claiming privacy? No. While certain elements of your teen's life certainly are private, her room isn't really one of them. It's your house, and it's perfectly appropriate for you ...
  • Teens
    Respecting Teen Privacy
    Teen Space, Teen Privacy?
    Teen Space, Teen Privacy? Can your teen shut you out of her room, claiming privacy? No. While certain elements of your teen's life certainly are private, her room isn't really one of them. It's your house, and it's perfectly appropriate for you ...
  • School and Learning
    Preparing for College
    Postponing College
    Far too many kids go straight to college because their families expect it of them. ...
  • Teens
    Teens and Dating
    Sixteen and Not Allowed to Date
    A teenager who is not allowed to date seeks advice on how to change her parents' mind. ...
  • Kids
    Teen Independence
    My Parents Don't Approve of My Major
    A high-school teen wonders how she can please her parents after changing her major to suit her own interests. ...
  • Teens
    Teens and Dating
    Sixteen and Not Allowed to Date
    A teenager who is not allowed to date seeks advice on how to change her parents' mind. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Kids
    Teen Independence
    Teen Pulling Away from Family
    This is a normal, healthy stage in adolescent development, where the child seeks to pull away from her parents. ...
  • School and Learning
    Concerns About Homeschooling
    Homeschooled Daughter Is Unhappy
    It's appropriate for a "new" teenager to want to make her own decisions about her life, and to resent being the one who has often been placed in the caretaker role of her brothers. ...
  • Kids
    Home Alone
    Teens Home Alone
    Teens Home AloneIf the thought of leaving your teens home alone makes you uneasy, you're not alone. As a father who has had to make the decision twice, and a family therapist who deals with the fallout from "self-care" gone awry, I can attest tha...
  • Kids
    Teen Independence
    Teen Pulling Away from Family
    This is a normal, healthy stage in adolescent development, where the child seeks to pull away from her parents. ...