• Teens
    Communicating With Teens
    The Traumatic Teen Years
    The Traumatic Teen Years My 13 1/2-year-old daughter does not like school. In fact, in every class where she has a marginal (terrible) grade her teachers have kindly noted that she “does not work to her potential.” It is nice that they have ...
  • Teens
    Understanding Your Teen
    Handling a Disrespectful Teenager
    Many approaches can work with a teen who's out of control, but they all take time -- so you have to be in this for the long haul. ...
  • Teens
    Understanding Your Teen
    Daughter Dyes Hair Red
    It's normal for a 16-year-old to want to present herself physically as she chooses, not as her parents think she should look. ...
  • 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
    Respecting Teen Privacy
    Searching a Child's Room
    Our expert calls this parental behavior "morally bankrupt, self-serving, and damaging." ...
  • Teens
    Understanding Your Teen
    Parent Feels Unappreciated
    During the teen years, most kids are alternately confused, insensitive, and totally self-absorbed, wanting nothing to do with their parents. ...