popular topics in teen behavior and discipline

  • 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
    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
    Respecting Teen Privacy
    My Parents Won't Respect My Privacy
    What can you do when you feel that your parents are violating your privacy? ...
  • 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
    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
    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
    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! ...
  • Teens
    Teenage Behaviors
    Teen Scenes
    When your adolescent child shows up for dinner with a mohawk and nose ring, or suddenly stops seeing his friends, what should you do? ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Why Nothing Moms Do Is Right
    Why Nothing Moms Do Is Right Sometimes it seems as if nothing you do is right, from your daughter's point of view. In this case, just be confident that those days will pass too. What can help is having a good relationship with yourself, so you d...
  • Teens
    Getting Help for Your Teen
    How Do I Find the Right Help for My Troubled Daughter?
    How Do I Find the Right Help for My Troubled Daughter? With so many treatment options and professionals today, selecting the right help can be confusing. Here is a handy guide to help clarify credentials and therapies. A clinical social worker i...
  • Teens
    Teenage Behaviors
    Son Blames Parents for His Problems
    A skilled professional therapist/psychologist would never allow or encourage a child to blame his parents for his misfortunes and pain. ...
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Are You Worried About Your Teen Daughter?
    Are You Worried About Your Teen Daughter? There are worries that are counterproductive for your daughter and that sap you, Mom, of good energy. So here are some things you had best do: Stop worrying about situations you have no control over. Re...
  • 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
    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 ...