popular topics in teen social and emotional issues

  • what is the right age, baby with TV remote
    Fostering Independence
    Parents Weigh In: What's the Right Age for Kids to ...
    Start watching TV, choose their own clothes, have a cell phone, wear makeup, and stay home alone? Knowing when your child is ready for these responsibilities really comes down to knowing your child, but seeing how other parents weigh in can give ...
    Erin Dower
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    Teen Independence
    The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen?
    The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen? iPhones. Email. Skype. In this day and age, keeping in touch with people is almost always just a click, dial, or keystroke away. And this includes your college-aged child. Nobody...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Prom
    Tips for a Successful After-Prom Party
    The prom after-party has become synonymous with sex, drugs and drinking. It's no wonder parents and school administrators across the country have teamed up to offer their own post-prom alternatives. Looking for ideas for your teen's prom after-p...
    Susan Crites Price
  • Teen Depression
    Do You Think Your Teen Is Cutting? You're Not Alone
    Do You Think Your Teen Is Cutting? You're Not Alone The teenage years can be tough - we all know that. Many teens don't know how to deal with the confusion and inner turmoil that comes along with adolescence, and some may resort to drastic measur...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Teen Stress
    Is Your Teen More Stressed Than You Think?
    Is Your Teen More Stressed Than You Think? As a parent, you might think your teen has a pretty easygoing life. After all, being a night owl and sleeping late on the weekends doesn't exactly spell stressed out. However, recent findings are telli...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • child anxious about going to school
    Anxiety
    Dealing With School Anxiety
    Dealing with School Anxiety For dealing with anxieties about school performance, many of the techniques for dealing with anxious thoughts are relevant. However, parents might find the following suggestions helpful: Try to stay relaxed yourself...
  • 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
    Teen Stress
    The Hallmarks of a Stressed Child
    The Hallmarks of a Stressed Child "I swear he's possessed," complained the mother of six-year-old Harry. "He has been in a foul mood for most of the week, and yesterday I found him in his sister's room cheerfully disemboweling her toy cat with a...
  • Teens
    Suicide Prevention
    Parent Awareness Series: Talking to Your Kids About Suicide
    Parent Awareness Series: Talking to Your Kids About SuicideFrom the Society for the Prevention of Teen SuicideEvery parent would like to believe that suicide is not relevant to them or their family or friends. Unfortunately, it's all too relevant...
  • Teens
    Suicide Prevention
    Teen Suicide: A First-Person Message for Parents
    Teen Suicide: A First-Person Message for ParentsFrom the Society for the Prevention of Teen SuicideI was not one of those parents who was unaware of her child's emotional distress. My son, Duke, a 21-year-old senior at college, complained that he...
  • Teens
    Teen Depression
    Son Threatens to Kill Himself
    If you feel manipulated, you probably are. Your son may be seeking power and finding that this response gets him what he wants. ...
  • Teens
    Suicide Prevention
    Teen Suicide: Information for Parents
    Teen Suicide: Information for Parents From the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide One of the more difficult challenges of parenting is realizing that you don't always know what your children are thinking and feeling. You may be aware th...
  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    The "Just Say No" Fallacy
    The "Just Say No" Fallacy If your tween is like most, he swears he won't smoke, drink, take drugs, or have sex until he's married. He has learned that these things are very bad and can easily recite what happens to people who indulge in these ev...
  • Teens
    Connecting With Your Preteen
    The Family That Plays Together
    The Family That Plays Together You will probably have an easy time remaining connected to your youngster if you genuinely enjoy the video games, skateboarding, carnivals, shopping malls, arcades, and movies that are the lifeblood of this age gro...
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    How to Survive Your Daughter's Teen Years
    How to Survive Your Daughter's Teen YearsThe surging hormones and emotional changes that frame our daughters' adolescence can feel like a roller coaster ride. Sometimes the "terrible teens" can dim the glow of the most confident moms. Dr. Roni Co...
    Kyanna Sutton
  • 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
    Suicide Prevention
    Can You Spot Teen Depression?
    Do you know how to recognize the signs of depression in a teen? Take this quiz and find out! ...
  • 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? ...