• Teen with Attitude with Parent in Background
    Teens
    6 Tips for Dealing With Your Teen's 'Tude
    It seems to strike out of nowhere: One day you ask your normally sweet, friendly child to hang up her coat when she gets in from school, and any other day she would have done so, but today she responds with a massive eyeroll (where did she learn ...
    Colleen Hughes
  • Teen Cleaning Off Icy Windshield Wiper
    Teens
    Teen Driving: Safety Advice for Snowy Conditions
    Passing their road test and--finally!--getting their driver's license is a teenage right of passage. For them, driving without a licensed driver beside them in a car means, "Freeeeedom!" The words "teen driving" can trigger fear in any parent, so...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Does Growth Stop with Onset of Menstruation?
    A girl's growth slows down once she starts her periods, but it doesn't stop completely. ...
  • Teen Girls on Smartphones
    Teens
    Help! I Don't Like My Teen's Friend
    We raise our kids to make good choices, whether it's what to eat or wear, and their wise choice of friends. Then the teen years hit and, along with them, teen behavior. Some kids sail smoothly through these years, but sometimes they need a little...
    Laura Richards
  • Teen Couple Sharing Milkshake
    Teens
    What to Do When You Don't Like Your Teen's Boyfriend
    Each stage of parenting offers its own unique challenges for very different reasons. Newborns make for a complete shock to your way of life. Toddlers let you know very quickly that you're not in charge. Elementary school kids can at least communi...
    Steven Auger
  • Teens
    7 New Year's Resolutions Teens Can Make
    Did your teen overhear you discussing goals for 2018? Encourage him to also adopt some new year's resolutions. The key is proposing age-appropriate and realistic changes. Mention a few of these to your teen, and see what sticks!Stay Unplugged Aft...
    Angela Tague
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Irregular Menstruation in Teens
    What should you do when your 14-year-old goes five months without a period? ...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • age-appropriate new years eve ideas for teenagers
    Entertainment and Activities
    5 New Year's Eve Ideas for Teens Who Want to Celebrate
    3...2...1... Happy New Year! As you raise a glass and toast the start of 2018, don't worry what your kids are up to. Plan ahead! These New Year's Eve ideas for teens and tweens will help them celebrate the holiday without the lure of drugs, alcoh...
    Angela Tague
  • Teens
    Teens
    7 STEM Careers Kids Can Explore
    The STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field is growing every day, with new and interesting career paths emerging that weren't even a possibility a few years ago. Careers in the STEM field are some of the fastest growing occupation...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • 9 Ways to Teach Saving Money
    Teaching Kids to Save
    9 Fun Ways to Teach Your Children About Saving Money
    Zina Kumok is a writer for TraditionalIRA.com and RothIRA.com specializing in personal finance. She started covering personal finance while blogging about paying off $28,000 worth of student loans in three years. A former reporter, she has covere...
    Zina Kumok
  • Teens
    Physical Changes
    Breast Buds
    Breast buds are an indication that your daughter is simply in the early stages of puberty. ...
  • Teens and E-Cigarettes: 6 Things You Must Know
    Teens and Smoking
    Teens and E-Cigarettes: 6 Things You Must Know
    For the first time in a generation, tobacco use has risen among the nation's youth, due to the rising use of e-cigarettes. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, e-cigarette use among teens and adolescents tripled in 2014, the first tim...
  • an age-by-age guide to teaching kids about "the birds & the bees"
    Talking About Sex
    An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Kids About "The Birds & The Bees"
    What should kids call their private parts? How do I explain where babies come from? Should I give my child a heads up about puberty? When should we have the "big talk"? These are just a few of the many questions you might have about talking with ...
    Erin Dower
  • 10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids
    Mobile Apps
    10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids' Mobile Use
    */ Kids and mobile devices can be a scary mix. Whether your toddler is just starting to use your family tablet or your teen has a new smartphone of her own, check out the wide variety of apps and software — free and paid — that you can use t...
    Erin Dower
  • Teens
    Teenage Behaviors
    How They Grow in Eighth Grade
    How They Grow in Eighth GradeWhat to Expect As a parent of a newly-minted 13-year-old, you're probably wondering what to expect in the next couple of years. One-word answers and rude behavior? Huge collections of music, posters and make-up?Growin...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • tween girls taking selfie with smartphone
    Internet Safety
    What Is Digital Citizenship? Teaching Kids to Be Smart & Safe Online
    What Is Digital Citizenship? Teaching Kids to Be Smart & Safe Online We've all read news stories about the downside of mobile technology and social media: cyberbullying, harassment, stalking, sexting, catfishing, and the list goes on. It's enough...
    Erin Dower