popular topics in teens

  • Harvard students expelled over their posts
    Communicating With Teens
    Harvard Rescinds Students Over Posts: How Can You Keep Your Students from Dangerous Posts?
    According to the Harvard Crimson, Harvard University’s on-campus newspaper, at least 10 students of the class of 2021 have been asked not to join their fellow students at the prestigious school this fall. Their acceptance was rescinded after th...
    Laurie Mega
  • Happy Friends Peer Pressure
    Teens
    5 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Peer Pressure
    As kids reach elementary school age, they become more and more susceptible to peer pressure. Peer pressure comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from others pressuring your child to drink or do drugs to encouraging them to give it their all in ...
    Rebecca Desfosse
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    Racism
    Teen Telling Racist Jokes
    Racist jokes are not innocent and harmless. ...
  • Teen Girl Learning to Drive with Mother
    Teens
    5 Things Your Teen Won’t Learn in Driver’s Ed
    Remember driver's ed from those days of yore? The essentials you learned have likely carried over into your everyday adult life—executing a three-point turn, parallel parking, and knowing who has the right of way at a four-way stop. But, what a...
    Mark Simmonds
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    Teens
    Communicating With Teens: All It Takes Is Three Magic Words
    Communicating with teens can be tough, but these three magic words --what's your plan -- may fix your relationship for good. Teenagers are old enough to know what they have to do and they may be together enough to have some idea of how to tackle ...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • Chicken Quesadilla
    Teens
    5 Easy Meals Teens Can Cook Themselves
    Whether he gets struck by the hunger bug at 2 a.m. or you end up in bumper to bumper traffic on the way home from work, there will be times when your teen has to fend for himself for dinner. Sure, he could just grab two slices of bread and some p...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Teens
    Physical Changes
    Breast Buds
    Breast buds are an indication that your daughter is simply in the early stages of puberty. ...
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    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • Teen with Attitude with Parent in Background
    Teens
    6 Tips for Dealing With Your Teen's 'Tude
    It seems to strike out of nowhere: One day you ask your normally sweet, friendly child to hang up her coat when she gets in from school, and any other day she would have done so, but today she responds with a massive eyeroll (where did she learn ...
    Colleen Hughes
  • Teen Cleaning Off Icy Windshield Wiper
    Teens
    Teen Driving: Safety Advice for Snowy Conditions
    Passing their road test and--finally!--getting their driver's license is a teenage right of passage. For them, driving without a licensed driver beside them in a car means, "Freeeeedom!" The words "teen driving" can trigger fear in any parent, so...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Teen Girls on Smartphones
    Teens
    Help! I Don't Like My Teen's Friend
    We raise our kids to make good choices, whether it's what to eat or wear, and their wise choice of friends. Then the teen years hit and, along with them, teen behavior. Some kids sail smoothly through these years, but sometimes they need a little...
    Laura Richards
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Irregular Menstruation in Teens
    What should you do when your 14-year-old goes five months without a period? ...
  • Teen Couple Sharing Milkshake
    Teens
    What to Do When You Don't Like Your Teen's Boyfriend
    Each stage of parenting offers its own unique challenges for very different reasons. Newborns make for a complete shock to your way of life. Toddlers let you know very quickly that you're not in charge. Elementary school kids can at least communi...
    Steven Auger
  • Teens
    7 New Year's Resolutions Teens Can Make
    Did your teen overhear you discussing goals for the year? Encourage him to also adopt some new year's resolutions. The key is proposing age-appropriate and realistic changes. Mention a few of these to your teen, and see what sticks!Stay Unplugge...
    Angela Tague
  • age-appropriate new years eve ideas for teenagers
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    5 New Year's Eve Ideas for Teens Who Want to Celebrate
    3...2...1... Happy New Year! As you raise a glass and toast the start of 2018, don't worry what your kids are up to. Plan ahead! These New Year's Eve ideas for teens and tweens will help them celebrate the holiday without the lure of drugs, alcoh...
    Angela Tague
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Does Growth Stop with Onset of Menstruation?
    A girl's growth slows down once she starts her periods, but it doesn't stop completely. ...
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • STEM Careers for Kids
    Teens
    7 STEM Careers Kids Can Explore
    The STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field is growing every day, with new and interesting career paths emerging that weren't even a possibility a few years ago. Careers in the STEM field are some of the fastest growing occupation...
    Rebecca Desfosse