popular topics in teens

  • teens dating and holding hands
    The Ultimate Guide to Your Daughter's First Date (for Dads)
    “Daddy’s little girl” — it’s an expression, of course, reflecting the special bond some fathers have with their daughters. As witnessed by actor Steve Martin’s freakouts in the classic 90s remake movie Father of the Bride, no dad want...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Teen sexting on her cellphone
    What to Do If You Catch Your Teen Sexting: A Step-By-Step Guide
    You never think it can happen to your child. You hear the horror stories, see the Law & Order episodes about it, and simply shudder at the thought...your child, your baby, sexting someone—be it another teenager, an adult ‘mentor’...or a tot...
    Rachel Sokol
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    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 boy in bathroom
    Why Won't My Teen Shower? 3 Tips on Teaching Teens About Hygiene
    It’s more common than you might think to have your tween or teen going through a phase where they are avoiding the shower. This conversation can be a difficult one to have with your child, as it may be awkward for each party, but luckily there ...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • VSCO girl teen on skateboard at beach
    The Ultimate VSCO Girl Gift Guide
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items fea...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • teenage girls opening Christmas gifts
    The Ultimate List of Christmas Gift Ideas for 13 Year Old Girls
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
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    Questions About Menarche and Tampons
    Our expert addresses some common questions about menstrual flow and tampon use in young teens. ...
  • group of teen girls looking at phone at tiktok
    What is TikTok? A Helpful Guide for Parents of Teens
    Now that you’ve got the hang of Snapchat and Facebook, what about TikTok? Here’s the ultimate guide to TikTok for parents of teens to help get you up to speed on how it works with insight from a real teen on how and why they use the popular a...
    Jacqueline Weiss
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    Snapchat 101: A Helpful Guide for Parents of Teens
    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.  ...
  • Boy with chronic illness in college dorm scrolling on his phone
    A Parent's Guide to Managing Chronic Illness in College
    College is a time of change and worry for every parent and teen, but if your child has a chronic illness, medical issues, or disability you have a lot more to worry about. You’ve probably been on the front lines helping your child manage his or...
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    Physical Changes
    Breast Buds
    Breast buds are an indication that your daughter is simply in the early stages of puberty. ...
  • Relaxed teen listening to music on the ground with head lying on top of mini cruiser skateboard
    How Parents Can Help Teens Destress
    There is more pressure than ever on teens today between academics, after-school activities, sports, and social media. It is essential that teens learn to unplug, relax, and reset for both their physical and mental health.  As parents know from ...
  • 3 women at a table chatting about funny gifs on a phone
    10 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up Life With a Teen
    Teens can at times be just as difficult to parent as toddlers. These hilarious GIFs perfectly sum up what it’s like to be a parent to a teen on a daily basis. More: A Parent's Guide To VSCO When they ask for money to go to the mall   Bet...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • vsco girls on beach
    A Parent's Guide To VSCO
    VSCO is a term that has been getting a lot of attention lately amongst parents. This Scary Mommy article which takes a candid and comical look at the whole VSCO phenomenon has probably shown up in your social media feed at least once this week. I...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
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    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
  • Teenager texting
    A Parent's Guide to the Latest Teen Slang in 2019
    You binge watch Netflix (even the teen shows if you’re being truthful), you still go out to see live music with friends, and you interact with teens enough that you feel like you have a decent understanding of teens and how they communicate the...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Teen doing their laundry
    6 Life Skills Every Teen Should Master Before College
    The stress of entrance exams, applications, narrowing down acceptance letters and choosing a college is finally behind your teen. Academically they have spent at least the last four years focused on getting to this point and feel ready to succeed...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • Mother talking with her college age daughter
    Talking to Teens About Sexual Misconduct and Consent Before They Go Away to College
    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 opposi...
    Rachel Sokol