• Teens
    Teen Health and Safety
    Do You Know How to Keep Your Teenager Safe?
    Do you know what to do to keep your teenager safe? The answers to this quiz may surprise you. ...
  • Kids
    Discipline Strategies
    What's Your Discipline Style?
    Are you too tough or too easy on your child? Take our quiz and find out your discipline style. ...
  • Kids
    Instilling Values
    Daughter Is a "Slob"
    A desperate mother complains that her daughter is turning the house into a garbage dump. ...
  • Teens
    Disciplining Teens
    Your Teen Daughter: Is More Discipline the Answer?
    Your Teen Daughter: Is More Discipline the Answer? It is true that children of all ages need some parental control and discipline. The quality just may be more important than the quantity. Learn to use authoritative, not authoritarian, control ...
  • Teens
    Disciplining Teens
    Punishing and Grounding Your Teen Daughter
    Punishing and Grounding Your Teen Daughter You probably won't know it by looking at her, but your daughter is afraid of confrontation and punishment. Nonetheless, there are times when her misbehavior must be accounted for and punishment must be...
  • Teens
    Disciplining Teens
    Seventeen-Year-Old Is in Trouble with the Law
    When a teen runs afoul of the law, it's important to let him know that you will support him in all except behavior that endangers him or the family. ...
  • Teens
    Disciplining Teens
    Disciplining an 18-Year-Old Girl
    Does a parent need to develop detailed binding contracts when a child turns 18? ...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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  • Teens
    Disciplining Teens
    Teenage Daughter Terrorizes Household
    Parents often require help in setting boundaries and consequences for out-of-control children. ...
  • Teens
    Disciplining Teens
    Teen Struggles with Authority
    Boot camps and military schools would only make the situation worse and do nothing to address the core issue. ...
  • Teens
    Disciplining Teens
    Should Teen Be Grounded for Lying to Parents?
    Grounding, no matter how long, is usually not very effective and is sometimes very hard to enforce. ...
  • Communicating with Teens
    Teens
    Communicating With Teens: All It Takes Is Three Magic Words
    Communicating with teens can be tough, but these three magic words --what's your plan -- may fix your relationship for good. Teenagers are old enough to know what they have to do and they may be together enough to have some idea of how to tackle ...
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  • Teens
    Communicating With Teens
    Belly Button Piercing
    A 13-year-old wants to get a belly button piercing, but you can say "no" to a tween without having reasons to back you up. ...
  • Teens
    Understanding Your Teen
    Handling a Disrespectful Teenager
    Many approaches can work with a teen who's out of control, but they all take time -- so you have to be in this for the long haul. ...
  • Teens
    Connecting With Your Preteen
    Seventh-Grader with a Bad Attitude
    A seventh-grader who has already been suspended several times, and is showing such a temper, is in desperate need of some tough love. ...
  • Teens
    Disciplining Teens
    Punishing and Grounding Your Teen Daughter
    Punishing and Grounding Your Teen Daughter You probably won't know it by looking at her, but your daughter is afraid of confrontation and punishment. Nonetheless, there are times when her misbehavior must be accounted for and punishment must be...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • Teens
    Disciplining Teens
    Teen Angry That Unsupervised Homes Are Off-Limits
    Parenting isn't a popularity contest and we should expect some disagreement, anger, and resentment from our maturing, independent-minded teens. ...