popular topics in teenage behaviors

  • Kids
    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
  • Momandteenageboy
    Communicating With Teens
    Essential Rules of Parenting: Raising Teenagers Successfully
    When your child becomes a teenager, you're well over halfway through the job of raising them, and you have only a few years left to instill all those values and principles you want them to go into adult life with. And suddenly, they look as if th...
  • 12 Apps Parents Should Know
    Mobile Apps
    Safety Beyond Facebook: 12 Social Media Apps Every Parent Should Know About
    Pop quiz: What is Voxer? If you're scratching your head, it's time to read up on the trendy new social media apps kids are using. Friending your child on Facebook is now just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online safety. Click through to...
    Erin Dower
  • 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. ...
  • 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
    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...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 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
    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
    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...
  • 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
    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
    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? ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • 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. ...