• Teens
    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    Boy-Friendly Environments
    Boy-Friendly Environments Once you understand that an energetic boy problem is really a problem of a boy's inability to adjust to environments and acquire habits that are basically at odds with his nature, finding solutions may seem harder rath...
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    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    Inside the Mind of a Tween
    Inside the Mind of a Tween Tweens see the world in black and white and have great difficulty discerning shades of gray. Accordingly, they consider people nice or mean, situations fair or not, and can easily categorize almost everything else in t...
  • Teens
    Respecting Teen Privacy
    My Parents Won't Respect My Privacy
    What can you do when you feel that your parents are violating your privacy? ...
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    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    Your Son's Adolescence
    Your Son's Adolescence Adolescence is a critically important part of healthy human development, but it is rarely simple. Teens have to make sense of several conflicting needs. They want to remain connected to parents and family (although they ...
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    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    My Preteen's Driving Me Crazy: What Should I Do?
    There may be a developmental reason for what you view as laziness or hostility in your preteen. Find out where your child is really coming from. Take this quiz! ...
  • Kids
    School Shootings
    School Violence Reality Check Quiz
    The media focuses on tragic crimes, but just how serious is the violence in schools today? ...
  • Teens
    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    When Your Child Becomes a Preteen
    When Your Child Becomes a Preteen It happens when you least expect it. Boom! Everything changes. One day your little girl looks at you as though you are the embodiment of a goddess, and the next day she tells you your haircut makes you look lik...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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    Teen Health and Safety
    A Safety Quiz for Your Middle-Schooler
    Take a safety quiz -- based on real-life situations -- and find out just how much you know. ...
  • Teens
    Teen Health and Safety
    Do You Know How to Keep Your Middle-Schooler Safe?
    Find out what you need to do to keep your child out of harm's way. Take this quiz, based on Gavin de Becker's best-selling book, Protecting the Gift. ...
  • Teens
    Teen Health and Safety
    Do You Know How to Keep Your Teenager Safe?
    Do you know what to do to keep your teenager safe? The answers to this quiz may surprise you. ...
  • Teens
    Teenage Behaviors
    Son Blames Parents for His Problems
    A skilled professional therapist/psychologist would never allow or encourage a child to blame his parents for his misfortunes and pain. ...
  • Teens
    Setting Rules for Teens
    What Would You Do If...?
    Setting family rules with teens isn't easy. Take this quiz and compare your answers to the experts' suggestions! ...
  • Teens
    Teenage Behaviors
    Teen Scenes
    When your adolescent child shows up for dinner with a mohawk and nose ring, or suddenly stops seeing his friends, what should you do? ...
  • Kids
    Discipline Strategies
    What's Your Discipline Style?
    Are you too tough or too easy on your child? Take our quiz and find out your discipline style. ...
  • Momandteenageboy
    Communicating With Teens
    Essential Rules of Parenting: Raising Teenagers Successfully
    When your child becomes a teenager, you're well over halfway through the job of raising them, and you have only a few years left to instill all those values and principles you want them to go into adult life with. And suddenly, they look as if th...
  • Activity Center
    Activities and Crafts
    Activity Center
    Find endless activities for little hands.
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  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Why Nothing Moms Do Is Right
    Why Nothing Moms Do Is Right Sometimes it seems as if nothing you do is right, from your daughter's point of view. In this case, just be confident that those days will pass too. What can help is having a good relationship with yourself, so you d...