popular topics in teens

  • 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
    Menstruation
    Irregular Menstruation in Teens
    What should you do when your 14-year-old goes five months without a period? ...
  • 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...
  • tween girls taking selfie with smartphone
    Internet Safety
    What Is Digital Citizenship? Teaching Kids to Be Smart & Safe Online
    What Is Digital Citizenship? Teaching Kids to Be Smart & Safe Online We've all read news stories about the downside of mobile technology and social media: cyberbullying, harassment, stalking, sexting, catfishing, and the list goes on. It's enough...
    Erin Dower
  • shy preschooler
    Shyness
    Age-by-Age Guide to Helping Your Shy Child Thrive
    Not every person is cut out to be a social butterfly. Research shows that nearly half of all teens and adults identify themselves as shy. Some people are born with a timid temperament, and others seem to develop a shy personality along the way....
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Interacting With People
    Dealing with the Disabled
    Dealing with the Disabled Here are 10 practical tips that will help you avoid feeling socially disabled when dealing with the disabled: Mind Your P's and Q's Remember, everything is relative: Some disabled writers have referred to nondisabled p...
  • diverse, transgender children playing
    Gender Differences
    6 Tips for Understanding and Raising a Transgender Child
    Learning that your child is transgender can bring on a range of emotions — from confusion and grief to anger and fear — and will likely leave you with many questions. Will your child be safe? How will this change the dynamic of your family? M...
    Erin Dower
  • Sad teen girl laying alone on bed
    Teen Depression
    11 Signs Your Teen Could Be Depressed
    Teen angst and moodiness is something you expect your child to go through somewhere around middle or high school. Although general sulkiness is par for the course during these hormonal years, sometimes these behaviors can signal a deeper problem....
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Dealing With Bullies
    11 Warning Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied
    Recent tragic events in the news have again brought to light how serious and devastating bullying can be. Aside from physical abuse, bullying can also include verbal abuse (taunting, teasing, and name-calling), emotional abuse (making someone the...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 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
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Teen Driving Contract
    Did your teen just get his license? Print out this contract as an agreement between you and your teen to help ensure he drives responsibly and stays safe while behind the wheel. ...
  • mother son good relationship
    Mother/Son Relationships
    Mother/Son 101: Smart Tips for Raising Boys
    There are a lot of tips out there for a good mother/daughter relationship, but maintaining a healthy mother/son relationship is tricky and less talked about. Learn the keys to showing your son the ropes in life and staying connected as he grows. ...
    Erin Dower
  • mother and daughter in a healthy relationship
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Mother/Daughter 101: Smart Tips for Raising Girls
    Every mother/daughter relationship is different. Whether you and your daughter are close as can be or constantly battling, find out the key steps in building a strong relationship and raising a happy, healthy girl. (Also take a look at our mother...
    Erin Dower
  • Breast Lump on Boy
    Growth and Physical Development
    I Need Help! Are Breast Lumps on Boys Normal?
    A mother finds a breast lump on her 11-year-old boy. Our expert weighs in on how normal this is. ...
  • catfish prevention, mother protecting teen online
    Internet Safety
    8 Tips to Protect Your Kids from "Catfishing" Online
    8 Tips to Protect Your Kids from "Catfishing" OnlineIf you're like most parents, you probably didn't learn what "catfishing" means until the news of the Manti Te'o hoax broke and the new MTV documentary-style show Catfish became a hit in early 2...
    Erin Dower
  • Father and son playing chess
    Connecting With Your Teen
    10 Simple Ways to Connect to Your Teen
    Let's face it — sometimes it seems as though teenagers hail from a different planet. While it's true that your teenage child still needs your guidance as a parent, many times it feels as though having a conversation with her might seem about as...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • what is the right age, baby with TV remote
    Fostering Independence
    Parents Weigh In: What's the Right Age for Kids to ...
    Start watching TV, choose their own clothes, have a cell phone, wear makeup, and stay home alone? Knowing when your child is ready for these responsibilities really comes down to knowing your child, but seeing how other parents weigh in can give ...
    Erin Dower