• Teens
    Teen Stress
    The Hallmarks of a Stressed Child
    The Hallmarks of a Stressed Child "I swear he's possessed," complained the mother of six-year-old Harry. "He has been in a foul mood for most of the week, and yesterday I found him in his sister's room cheerfully disemboweling her toy cat with a...
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    Teens
    Top Prom Dress Trends for 2017
    Prom season is here, and that means hunting for the perfect dress for that special night. Read up on this year's prom dress trends, and find "the one." Most dresses featured here cost under $150 — so there's room in your budget for cute shoes, ...
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  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    Five-Year-Old Threatens Suicide
    Our expert recommends a professional therapist for an angry five-year-old who is threatening suicide. ...
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    Suicide Prevention
    Parent Awareness Series: Talking to Your Kids About Suicide
    Parent Awareness Series: Talking to Your Kids About SuicideFrom the Society for the Prevention of Teen SuicideEvery parent would like to believe that suicide is not relevant to them or their family or friends. Unfortunately, it's all too relevant...
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    Suicide Prevention
    Teen Suicide: A First-Person Message for Parents
    Teen Suicide: A First-Person Message for ParentsFrom the Society for the Prevention of Teen SuicideI was not one of those parents who was unaware of her child's emotional distress. My son, Duke, a 21-year-old senior at college, complained that he...
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    Suicide Prevention
    Teen Suicide: Information for Parents
    Teen Suicide: Information for Parents From the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide One of the more difficult challenges of parenting is realizing that you don't always know what your children are thinking and feeling. You may be aware th...
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    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...
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    The "Just Say No" Fallacy
    The "Just Say No" Fallacy If your tween is like most, he swears he won't smoke, drink, take drugs, or have sex until he's married. He has learned that these things are very bad and can easily recite what happens to people who indulge in these ev...
  • Teens
    Connecting With Your Preteen
    The Family That Plays Together
    The Family That Plays Together You will probably have an easy time remaining connected to your youngster if you genuinely enjoy the video games, skateboarding, carnivals, shopping malls, arcades, and movies that are the lifeblood of this age gro...
  • Teens
    Connecting With Your Preteen
    Conversing with Tweens
    Conversing with Tweens It is important to continue talking to your tween about important issues even though he is silent, distracted, and preoccupied with people and events outside the family. Just don't expect him to respond with words — at ...
  • 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 ...
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    Suicide Prevention
    Can You Spot Teen Depression?
    Do you know how to recognize the signs of depression in a teen? Take this quiz and find out! ...
  • Teens
    Suicide Prevention
    Suicide Awareness Quiz
    Do you know how to look for warning signs of suicide? Take our quiz and find out. ...
  • 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? ...
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    Teen Stress
    My Parents Are Pressuring Me to Get Perfect Grades
    When parents behave like this, it can make a kid feel that the only time she is appreciated by her parents is when she gets high grades. ...
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    Activities and Crafts
    Activity Center
    Find endless activities for little hands.
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  • Teens
    Getting Help for Your Teen
    How Do I Find the Right Help for My Troubled Daughter?
    How Do I Find the Right Help for My Troubled Daughter? With so many treatment options and professionals today, selecting the right help can be confusing. Here is a handy guide to help clarify credentials and therapies. A clinical social worker i...