popular topics in teens

  • Communicating with Teens
    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
  • 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
  • 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
    Does Growth Stop with Onset of Menstruation?
    A girl's growth slows down once she starts her periods, but it doesn't stop completely. ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • 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 2018? 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 Unplugged Aft...
    Angela Tague
  • age-appropriate new years eve ideas for teenagers
    Entertainment and Activities
    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
  • Are We Too Sweet
    Healthy Snacks
    Are We Too Sweet? Our Kids' Addiction to Sugar
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a child who doesn't love sugary foods, and chances are the processed or packaged food your child eats has some amount of added sugar. But a sweet tooth isn't as harmless as it might seem. Our country's addiction to ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 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
  • 9 Ways to Teach Saving Money
    Teaching Kids to Save
    9 Fun Ways to Teach Your Children About Saving Money
    Zina Kumok is a writer for TraditionalIRA.com and RothIRA.com specializing in personal finance. She started covering personal finance while blogging about paying off $28,000 worth of student loans in three years. A former reporter, she has covere...
    Zina Kumok
  • Teens and E-Cigarettes: 6 Things You Must Know
    Teens and Smoking
    Teens and E-Cigarettes: 6 Things You Must Know
    For the first time in a generation, tobacco use has risen among the nation's youth, due to the rising use of e-cigarettes. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, e-cigarette use among teens and adolescents tripled in 2014, the first tim...
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Questions About Menarche and Tampons
    Our expert addresses some common questions about menstrual flow and tampon use in young teens. ...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
    familyeducation editors
  • an age-by-age guide to teaching kids about "the birds & the bees"
    Talking About Sex
    An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Kids About "The Birds & The Bees"
    What should kids call their private parts? How do I explain where babies come from? Should I give my child a heads up about puberty? When should we have the "big talk"? These are just a few of the many questions you might have about talking with ...
    Erin Dower