• Teens
    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    The Tween Years: When Parents Become Fallen Heroes
    The Tween Years: When Parents Become Fallen Heroes Almost every parent reacts unhappily when suddenly confronted with the undeniable signs that their baby is truly growing up. At such moments the road to independence can seem very short and the...
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    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    Boy-Friendly Environments
    Boy-Friendly Environments Once you understand that an energetic boy problem is really a problem of a boy's inability to adjust to environments and acquire habits that are basically at odds with his nature, finding solutions may seem harder rath...
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    Books for Girls
    5 Top Books About Puberty For Girls
    Puberty can be a sensitive topic, especially for young girls who are starting to see changes in their bodies. Help your daughter feel comfortable and confident with the changes she's experiencing by reading a few of these top books about puberty...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    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 ...
  • Teens
    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    My Preteen's Driving Me Crazy: What Should I Do?
    There may be a developmental reason for what you view as laziness or hostility in your preteen. Find out where your child is really coming from. Take this quiz! ...
  • Teens
    Teen Health and Safety
    A Safety Quiz for Your Middle-Schooler
    Take a safety quiz -- based on real-life situations -- and find out just how much you know. ...
  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    The Pressures on Adolescent Girls
    The Pressures on Adolescent Girls Adolescence is marked by an internal struggle between one's true self and a false projection of self, contends Mary Pipher, Ph.D., and author of Reviving Ophelia, Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (G.P. Put...
  • Teens
    Teen Health and Safety
    Do You Know How to Keep Your Middle-Schooler Safe?
    Find out what you need to do to keep your child out of harm's way. Take this quiz, based on Gavin de Becker's best-selling book, Protecting the Gift. ...
  • Kids
    Fostering Independence
    What's Going on Inside Your Daughter's Adolescent Head?
    What's Going on Inside Your Daughter's Adolescent Head? A lot! Here's where the surprises come into the picture. Your adolescent is groping for connectedness and individuality, not separation! Apter's revolutionary study found that your daughte...
  • Kids
    Behavioral Problems
    Your Rebel Daughter Has a Cause
    Your Rebel Daughter Has a Cause The whole notion of rebelling should be taking on a new light as you read through this chapter. This isn't to say that girls don't rebel against authority, social forces, or their moms. But much of what we loosel...
  • Teens
    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    When Your Child Becomes a Preteen
    When Your Child Becomes a Preteen It happens when you least expect it. Boom! Everything changes. One day your little girl looks at you as though you are the embodiment of a goddess, and the next day she tells you your haircut makes you look lik...
  • Teens
    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    Raising Preteens: Realizing How Uncool You Have Become
    Raising Preteens: Realizing How Uncool You Have Become Being the mother of a preteen is not the most ego-gratifying period of a woman's life. If you thought you were clueless about what to do when the baby was brand new, think again—this is th...
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    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    Pre-adolescent Roller Coaster
    Here's how to help your child while she goes through the challenges of pre-adolescence. ...
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    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    Just a Phase?
    Prepubescent children often seem to withdraw from the family. Find out what's normal. ...
  • Teens
    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    Inside the Mind of a Tween
    Inside the Mind of a Tween Tweens see the world in black and white and have great difficulty discerning shades of gray. Accordingly, they consider people nice or mean, situations fair or not, and can easily categorize almost everything else in t...
  • Teens
    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    Fifth-Grade Attitude
    Mood swings and low self-esteem are common among pre-pubescents. ...
  • Teens
    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    Dealing with Pre-adolescent Cattiness
    Most pre-adolescents experience cattiness, but there are ways to boost their self-esteem. ...
  • Teens
    Teens and Dating
    Too Young to Date?
    There are many developmental, emotional, and social reasons why an 11-year-old should not be dating. ...