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Updated: July 16, 2019

Talking to Teens About Sexual Misconduct and Consent Before They Go Away to College

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Just before your teenager heads off to college, you should have “the talk” with them. Nope, not the SEX talk. There’s a pretty good chance they already know about that 3-letter word. We mean the consent talk; meaning ways to tell the opposite sex NO like you mean it and what to do if someone overall makes you feel uncomfortable through sexually-orientated actions.

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Avoiding Injuries During Exercise

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Avoiding Injuries During Exercise

Walking is considered one of the safest exercises around. Anyone, at any age, and at any fitness level, can do it. There's no special equipment (except sturdy shoes) and no special technique. Just put on a pair of walking shoes and go!

It's a fact. Walking is easy and fun. There's very little chance of injury unless you push too hard or don't follow basic safety measures.

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Updated: April 7, 2022

My Teenager Sleeps All Day: Is It Normal?

Teens and Sleep

At a lot of high schools, classes begin around 7:30 in the morning. Your teen may complain that that’s too early, and that this schedule keeps them from getting enough sleep.

Guess what? Sleep experts agree.

Although teens need the same amount of sleep as the rest of us, at some point during adolescence the circadian rhythm changes. As a result, the ideal teen sleep cycle looks a bit different than that of younger children, or even of adults.

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Dating Violence and Your Teen: Know the Facts

Dating Violence and Your Teen: Know the Facts

Prevalence and warning signs

Dating Violence and Your Teen: Know the Facts

In February 2009, teen pop star Chris Brown allegedly beat and verbally threatened his celebrity girlfriend Rihanna inside his car before leaving her and driving off. Rihanna is 21 years old; Brown is 19.

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Teens and Driving: Emergencies on the Road

Teens and Driving: Emergencies on the Road

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Consider joining an auto club, which will provide your teen with an automatic “road support” system in case of emergency. If you join, be sure your teen has a membership card which lists the 800 number. Also consider giving your teen a gasoline credit card (only for use in emergencies).

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Tips for a Successful After-Prom Party

Tips for a Successful After-Prom Party

The prom after-party has become synonymous with sex, drugs and drinking. It's no wonder parents and school administrators across the country have teamed up to offer their own post-prom alternatives.

Looking for ideas for your teen's prom after-party? We went to the source to help you plan.

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Homework Tips for Teens

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Homework Tips for Teens

At this point, your teen has probably established his favorite place to do homework, so your main role at this point is to stop nagging. If you were to visit households of some “grade A” high school students, chances are you'd catch one doing homework with MTV blaring in the background; another talking on the phone while completing a history paper; another working in the kitchen with his feet on the table; and yet another sprawled across the family room floor keeping up her A average.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Summer Jobs for Teens: Assessing the Options

Five Steps to Summer Success

Summer Jobs for Teens: Assessing the Options

Now's the time to get an edge over the competition and start looking hard for that hot summer job!

"Do you, like, want fries with that?"
While it's true that most "real world" jobs available to high school students are in the service sectors, like working at the video store or flipping burgers, you aren't restricted to these "traditional" high school jobs if you start examining your options now.

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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 may not want to admit it). They want adult privileges and opportunities. They may feel anxious about their approaching independence.

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Updated: November 11, 2020

How to Deal With Your Teen's YouTube Addiction

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If your teen is spending time on her phone, there’s a very good chance that she’s watching YouTube. As a source of entertainment and information, YouTube offers enticing reasons to visit and stay visiting for endless amounts of time. If you have a child with a phone or access to the internet, here is what you need to know about YouTube.

More: 5 Warning Signs of Screen Addiction

Updated: February 12, 2020

Snapchat 101: A Helpful Guide for Parents of Teens

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Snapchat is a great example of the evolution of social media, and it gives teens practically everything they’re looking for in an app: a way to creatively share chosen moments with friends while simultaneously making themselves look awesome. 

Just like every other social media app, video game, and mainstream teenage interest, Snapchat has gotten some bad press. But this article isn’t providing you with recycled warnings and statistics. In fact, it’s doing just the opposite.

Updated: May 29, 2022

5 Warning Signs of Screen Addiction

5 signs your kid has a screen addiction

Many parents today are just as concerned with the amount of time that their kids spend using screens as they are with how difficult it often is to pry them away from a screen. Though many experts in the field are split as to whether or not digital and media consumption can be defined as an addiction, many parents have no problem using the terminology as a way to describe what their child’s behavior is similar to.

by: the Council for Exceptional Children

Classroom Modifications for Students with ADD/ADHD

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Is your child struggling in the classroom and not able to stay focused on his schoolwork? Ask your child's teacher if she can try these tips from special education teacher Francisca Jorgensen with your child.

1. Make sure your child has an "advantageous" seating location. This may not always mean placing her in the front and center of the classroom. Her teacher needs to find the most productive "fit" for your child.

2. Provide an individualized, written schedule that your child can refer to when needed.

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Updated: June 21, 2021

A Complete Guide to Potentially Dangerous Apps for Kids

young girl using potentially dangerous apps on ipad

Pop quiz: What is Voxer? If you're scratching your head, it's time to read up on the trendy new social media apps kids are using. Friending your child on Facebook is now just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online safety. Click through to see some of the sites and new apps tweens and teens are flocking to these days, and get useful tips for protecting your child from cyberbullying and other online safety hazards.