popular topics in teen behavior and discipline

  • Teens
    Sexting
    Teens and "Sexting": What You Need to Know About the New Trend
    Teens and "Sexting": What You Need to Know About the New Trend For Jesse Logan, an 18-year-old Ohio girl, sending cell phone pictures to her boyfriend was a natural part of their relationship. They were young and in love, and she trusted him wit...
  • Teens
    Teen Maturity
    Is Your Child Ready to Leave the Nest?
    Your child may be old enough to live on her own, but is she truly ready? Take our quiz to find out whether she's prepared. ...
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Battles Are Part of Raising Teenage Daughters
    Battles Are Part of Raising Teenage Daughters You aren't imagining it. Battle days are increased during adolescence. And most experts will tell you that Mom is the favorite target of her daughter's anger and frustration. Why? You will forgive a...
  • Teens
    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    Why Tweens Don't Do Their Chores
    Why Tweens Don't Do Their Chores Little neatniks pick up their rooms without a dozen reminders, brush their teeth without cutting corners, and wash their hands before meals without being told. Very compliant tweens dust and vacuum, set and clear...
  • School and Learning
    Overscheduled Kids
    Tween Burnout
    Tween Burnout Scouting, dance lessons, karate classes, chess clubs, soccer teams, swim meets—the list of extracurricular activities tweens may be involved in is endless. Too many structured activities can deprive tweens of the time they need t...
  • Teens
    Connecting With Your Preteen
    Conversing with Tweens
    Conversing with Tweens It is important to continue talking to your tween about important issues even though he is silent, distracted, and preoccupied with people and events outside the family. Just don't expect him to respond with words — at ...
  • Teens
    Teenage Behaviors
    How They Grow in Eighth Grade
    How They Grow in Eighth GradeWhat to Expect As a parent of a newly-minted 13-year-old, you're probably wondering what to expect in the next couple of years. One-word answers and rude behavior? Huge collections of music, posters and make-up?Growin...
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  • 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...
  • Teens
    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...
  • Teens
    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
    Respecting Teen Privacy
    My Parents Won't Respect My Privacy
    What can you do when you feel that your parents are violating your privacy? ...
  • 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! ...
  • Kids
    School Shootings
    School Violence Reality Check Quiz
    The media focuses on tragic crimes, but just how serious is the violence in schools today? ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Teens
    Setting Rules for Teens
    What Would You Do If...?
    Setting family rules with teens isn't easy. Take this quiz and compare your answers to the experts' suggestions! ...