popular topics in teens

  • parents helping on college move-in day
    Teens
    A Parent's To-Do List for the Summer Before Your Teen Heads Off to College
    The summer before your teen heads off to college for the first time seems to fly by faster than any previous summers! Once your teen has committed to the school of their choice—and continues to deny they have “Senioritis”—it’s time for ...
    Rachel Sokol
  • mom and teen bonding before college
    Teens
    5 Ways to Bond With Your Teen Before College
    The time is approaching to send your teen off to her first year of college. How did this time possibly arrive so fast? Don’t you remember getting dropped off at college yourself like it was yesterday? Though your head and heart may be spinning...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 14-Year-Old Doesn
    Changes During Puberty
    I Need Help! Is my penis too small for my age?
    A 14-year-old wonders if his penis is too small for his age, and if he's developing too slowly. Our expert answers his questions. ...
  • teen using uber
    Teens
    Should You Let Your Kids Use Uber and Lyft?
    Ride-sharing services that are easily accessible from phone apps such as Uber and Lyft do not allow anyone under age 18 to use them—but it’s not like the driver checks your ID and teens (and honestly, even some parents) can find loopholes in...
    Rachel Sokol
  • social media and body image in teens
    Body Image
    The Relationship Between Social Media and Body Image in Teens
    Sadie was tormented on Facebook and Instagram. Classmates would tell the 15-year-old to kill herself. Eventually, she did.  Texting, sharing, trolling, scrolling, you name it—teens who are sometimes dubbed the iGen or screenagers—are profess...
    Dr. Jennifer Salerno
  • teen girls on adventure experience gift
    Teens
    Best Experience Gift Ideas Perfect For Sweet 16s
    Sweet 16 is a milestone to celebrate and a time to make memories. Finding the perfect sweet 16 birthday gift is important, and there’s no better way to do it than by giving the gift of experience. Memories of a special time can last a lifetime...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Questions About Menarche and Tampons
    Our expert addresses some common questions about menstrual flow and tampon use in young teens. ...
  • teaching teens about privilege
    Teens
    Teaching Teens About Privilege
    The talk of the town...well, of parents of high schoolers...is the recent college admissions scandal that actors Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were involved in; in which a slew of parents secretly bribed competitive schools—like the Unive...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Teens
    7 Safety Tips to Follow When Teaching Your Teen to Drive
    Among the most dreaded of parenting experiences—right up there with potty training and your child’s first day of school—is teaching your teenager to drive. But as much as you may want to deny that your son or daughter is old enough to reac...
    Zeb Goldstein
  • the spice girls wearing 90s fashion
    Clothing Fashions
    Six '90s Fashion Trends Teens Are Making Cool Again in 2019
    These fashion trends from the 1990s are being brought back in 2019 by teens and millennials. It might make me feel old, but I’m secretly loving it! Now if only I hadn’t KonMari methoded away my overall collection... More: 7 Old-School Kid Sh...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • Teens
    Physical Changes
    Breast Buds
    Breast buds are an indication that your daughter is simply in the early stages of puberty. ...
  • Teens
    Should Parents Intervene When Their Teenagers Have Drama?
    Parenting teens in today’s society is becoming more and more difficult. If you notice your teenager is fighting with a friend, your first instinct might be to step in, but should you? With the bullying and suicide rates at an all time high, it...
    Amanda Houle
  • Sending a Body-Positive Message to Your Kids
    Body Image
    Why Kids Need to Hear Body-Positive Messages at Home
    Recently, I made a huge mistake. I critiqued my own looks in front of my 4-year-old daughter. It’s no secret watching your body change during pregnancy and postpartum isn’t easy. In my third trimester, with both pregnancies, I wouldn’t let...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Getting Organized for Back to School
    Back to School
    10 Tips to Get Your Kid Organized for Back to School
    Summer vacation is almost over. It's time to start thinking about getting organized for back to school. Here are 10 tips to get you started. To read the full article click here. ...
  • 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
  • Is there a gun in the home
    Gun Safety
    Important Playdate Question: “Are You a Gun Owner?”
    In the weeks following the horrific school shooting in Parkland, FL, gun control has been a hot-button topic of conversation in the media, online and in our own homes. It's a divisive issue, playing out into (sometimes ugly) debates. Still, guns ...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Social Media and School Shootings
    School Shootings
    Social Media and School Violence: Helping Kids Cope After Parkland
    It's been more than a week since 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, killing 17 people and injuring 14 others.  "My concern is this: Are kids equipped to deal with this content?" -- Dr. ...
    Laurie Mega
  • Is Your Child Being Cyberbullied
    Cyberbullying
    Is Your Child Being Cyberbullied?
    Ok, admit it. We all have been a bully at some point in our lifetime. Think back to your days in elementary or middle school. Ever said something mean to someone on the playground about the way they look, talk, dress? Teased them about getting b...
    Patrick Craven