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  • 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? ...
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    When Your Daughter Hangs Out with the Wrong Crowd
    When Your Daughter Hangs Out with the Wrong Crowd Explosives Dr. Johns has a warning: Mothers have to be careful not to overdo their involvement if the situation isn't serious. Smothering a daughter prevents her from finding and feeling capable...
  • 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
  • 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
    Prom
    What's New About Prom Night?
    What's New About Prom Night? One thing hasn't changed from your day: the prom is still a big social deal. But proms have changed to become more expensive, less safe, and yet, in many communities, more open. Here's the news: No date for the prom...
  • Teens
    Teen Socializing and Self-Expression
    Primal Teen: Tattoos and Body Piercing
    Primal Teen: Tattoos and Body Piercing You may have taken your daughter to get her ears pierced when she was still in elementary school—so now you're shocked that she wants extra holes? Or that your son wants some, too? Go figure. (You ought t...
  • 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...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Teens
    Teen Socializing and Self-Expression
    From Black Leather to Blue Hair: Teens and Their Appearance
    From Black Leather to Blue Hair: Teens and Their Appearance Teens use their appearance as a way to explore who they are (not define who they are). If you give them a few months, they'll move on to something else. Most forms of experimentation ar...
  • Teens
    Teen Socializing and Self-Expression
    Life as an Adolescent
    Life as an Adolescent What is your child going through? You may think you remember adolescence, but keep in mind that your memories are colored by your hormones, and that every person's experience is his own. Who Am I Today? Your adolescent is i...
  • Formal Dinner Dance for Kids
    Dances
    First Formal
    First FormalDirections Send formal invitations to about ten children. They should resemble wedding invitations with full names and addresses written out. Decorate the party area with real or artificial flowers, tall candles, white tablecloths, an...
  • Senior Prom Drinking
    Prom
    The Senior Prom and Drinking: How to Start a Conversation
    The Scene: Your 18-year-old daughter and her date are invited to a pre-prom party at a friend's and several post-prom parties. You want her to have a wonderful time, but you're worried about her drinking. When you raise the issue with her, she ro...
    Alvin Poussaint, M.D. and Susan Linn, Ed.D.
  • Teens
    Teen Socializing and Self-Expression
    Maximize Your Daughter's Social Skills
    Maximize Your Daughter's Social SkillsYour daughter's school's climate and the availability of her teachers affect whether she builds strong social connections. If she is feeling disconnected, you may question whether she is in the right place (m...
  • Teens
    Prom
    Prom Safety
    Prom SafetyWhat Parents Worry About High-school proms are very expensive affairs. When you add up the prom dresses and tuxedos, prom tickets and pictures, stretch limos, extravagant dining, flowers, and those special hairstyles and French manicur...
  • Teens
    Teen Socializing and Self-Expression
    Coping with Teens' Fashions
    Coping with Teens' FashionsBlue Hair, Nose Rings, and What Really Matters They were engaged in animated conversation, laughing often, and clearly enjoying each other's company. They staged a mock fight with their chopsticks for a contested egg ro...
    Carleton Kendrick and Laura L. Meehan
  • Smiling teen couple going to prom
    Prom
    10 Prom Night Tips for Parents
    Prom night can be stressful for parents. These tips will help you ensure a safe, worry-free evening. ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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    Cliques
    Cliques and Fitting In
    Cliques and Fitting In(Brought to you by National PTA) A Chicago mom confesses that her beautiful sixth-grade daughter cries in her room nightly, afraid she won't look right tomorrow and she will lose her standing in her group at school. A teach...
    Charlene C. Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese