popular topics in teens

  • July staff picks best and worst gifts for teens
    Teens
    Top 10 Best and Worst Gifts for Teens
    There are certain groups of people that are just impossible to shop for. Number one on that list is teens. Their tastes run from the expensive (he just has to have the latest Apple i-Thing) to the bizarre-but-trendy. (Can some please explain what...
    Laurie Mega
  • 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 Their acceptance was rescinded after th...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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    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...
  • 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
    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
    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
  • Prom
    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
  • 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...