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    Teens
    How Parents Can Help Teens Destress
    There is more pressure than ever on teens today between academics, after-school activities, sports, and social media. It is essential that teens learn to unplug, relax, and reset for both their physical and mental health.  As parents know from ...
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    Teens
    10 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up Life With a Teen
    Teens can at times be just as difficult to parent as toddlers. These hilarious GIFs perfectly sum up what it’s like to be a parent to a teen on a daily basis. More: A Parent's Guide To VSCO When they ask for money to go to the mall   Bet...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    College Alternatives
    Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    Attending college after high school isn't for everyone. Some teens choose to take a year or two off before continuing their education, while others jump right into the workforce. If your teen is looking to explore his options, check out these alt...
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    Teens
    A Parent's Guide To VSCO
    VSCO is a term that has been getting a lot of attention lately amongst parents. This Scary Mommy article which takes a candid and comical look at the whole VSCO phenomenon has probably shown up in your social media feed at least once this week. I...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • A parents guide to the latest teen slang
    Teens
    A Parent's Guide to the Latest Teen Slang
    Even though you’re a parent, it probably still feels like you were a teen just a few years ago in some ways. The emotions and themes of teen experience may not change much, but the one thing that certainly does change year over year is the slan...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
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    Teens
    6 Life Skills Every Teen Should Master Before College
    The stress of entrance exams, applications, narrowing down acceptance letters and choosing a college is finally behind your teen. Academically they have spent at least the last four years focused on getting to this point and feel ready to succeed...
    Jennifer Caffelle
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    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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    Teens
    Talking to Teens About Sexual Misconduct and Consent Before They Go Away to College
    Just before your teenager heads off to college, you should have “the talk” with them. Nope, not the SEX talk. There’s a pretty good chance they already know about that 3-letter word. We mean the consent talk; meaning ways to tell the opposi...
    Rachel Sokol
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    Teens
    Easing Anxiety and Worry in Teens Before Starting College
    Now that the school year is winding down, for parents of teens graduating high school, a new set of struggles begins: the countdown to the start of college. By mid August, kids will be starting this next chapter in their lives. And there is a lot...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • parents helping on college move-in day
    Teens
    A Parent's To-Do List for the Summer Before Your Teen Heads Off to College
    The summer before your teen heads off to college for the first time seems to fly by faster than any previous summers! Once your teen has committed to the school of their choice—and continues to deny they have “Senioritis”—it’s time for ...
    Rachel Sokol
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    Teen Budget Worksheet
    Help your teenager organize his expenses and save his money with this FREE teen budget worksheet. Download the worksheet and save it to your desktop. Your teen can type in his monthly expenses and income, and the worksheet will calculate his budg...
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    Teens
    5 Ways to Bond With Your Teen Before College
    The time is approaching to send your teen off to her first year of college. How did this time possibly arrive so fast? Don’t you remember getting dropped off at college yourself like it was yesterday? Though your head and heart may be spinning ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
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    Teens
    Should You Let Your Kids Use Uber and Lyft?
    Ride-sharing services that are easily accessible from phone apps such as Uber and Lyft do not allow anyone under age 18 to use them—but it’s not like the driver checks your ID and teens (and honestly, even some parents) can find loopholes in ...
    Rachel Sokol
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    Body Image
    The Relationship Between Social Media and Body Image in Teens
    Sadie was tormented on Facebook and Instagram. Classmates would tell the 15-year-old to kill herself. Eventually, she did.  Texting, sharing, trolling, scrolling, you name it—teens who are sometimes dubbed the iGen or screenagers—are profess...
    Dr. Jennifer Salerno
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    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 girls on adventure experience gift
    Teens
    Best Experience Gift Ideas Perfect For Sweet 16s
    Sweet 16 is a milestone to celebrate and a time to make memories. Finding the perfect sweet 16 birthday gift is important, and there’s no better way to do it than by giving the gift of experience. Memories of a special time can last a lifetime...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
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    Teens
    Teaching Teens About Privilege
    The talk of the town...well, of parents of high schoolers...is the recent college admissions scandal that actors Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were involved in; in which a slew of parents secretly bribed competitive schools—like the Univer...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Teens
    7 Safety Tips to Follow When Teaching Your Teen to Drive
    Among the most dreaded of parenting experiences—right up there with potty training and your child’s first day of school—is teaching your teenager to drive. But as much as you may want to deny that your son or daughter is old enough to reach...
    Zeb Goldstein