popular topics in teens

  • Relaxed teen listening to music on the ground with head lying on top of mini cruiser skateboard
    Teens
    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
    Teens
    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
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    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. ...
  • vsco girls on beach
    Teens
    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
  • Teenager texting
    Teens
    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
    Teens
    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
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    Menstruation
    Questions About Menarche and Tampons
    Our expert addresses some common questions about menstrual flow and tampon use in young teens. ...
  • Mother talking with her college age daughter
    Teens
    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
  • teen girl have anxiety about college
    Teens
    Easing Anxiety and Worry in Teens Before Starting College
    Now that the school year is winding down, for parents of teens graduating high school, a new set of struggles begins: the countdown to the start of college. By mid August, kids will be starting this next chapter in their lives. And there is a lot...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • 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
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    Physical Changes
    Breast Buds
    Breast buds are an indication that your daughter is simply in the early stages of puberty. ...
  • 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
  • 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
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    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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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