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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
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    Irregular Menstruation in Teens
    What should you do when your 14-year-old goes five months without a period? ...
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    Clothing Fashions
    Six '90s Fashion Trends Teens Are Making Cool Again in 2019
    These fashion trends from the 1990s are being brought back in 2019 by teens and millennials. It might make me feel old, but I’m secretly loving it! Now if only I hadn’t KonMari methoded away my overall collection... More: 7 Old-School Kid Sho...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • Teens
    Should Parents Intervene When Their Teenagers Have Drama?
    Parenting teens in today’s society is becoming more and more difficult. If you notice your teenager is fighting with a friend, your first instinct might be to step in, but should you? With the bullying and suicide rates at an all time high, ...
    Amanda Houle
  • Sending a Body-Positive Message to Your Kids
    Body Image
    Why Kids Need to Hear Body-Positive Messages at Home
    Recently, I made a huge mistake. I critiqued my own looks in front of my 4-year-old daughter. It’s no secret watching your body change during pregnancy and postpartum isn’t easy. In my third trimester, with both pregnancies, I wouldn’t let...
    Rachel Sokol
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    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...
  • Getting Organized for Back to School
    Back to School
    10 Tips to Get Your Kid Organized for Back to School
    Summer vacation is almost over. It's time to start thinking about getting organized for back to school. Here are 10 tips to get you started. To read the full article click here. ...
  • Is there a gun in the home
    Gun Safety
    Important Playdate Question: “Are You a Gun Owner?”
    In the weeks following the horrific school shooting in Parkland, FL, gun control has been a hot-button topic of conversation in the media, online and in our own homes. It's a divisive issue, playing out into (sometimes ugly) debates. Still, guns ...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Social Media and School Shootings
    School Shootings
    Social Media and School Violence: Helping Kids Cope After Parkland
    It's been more than a week since 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, killing 17 people and injuring 14 others.  "My concern is this: Are kids equipped to deal with this content?" -- Dr. ...
    Laurie Mega
  • 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
  • Is Your Child Being Cyberbullied
    Cyberbullying
    Is Your Child Being Cyberbullied?
    Ok, admit it. We all have been a bully at some point in our lifetime. Think back to your days in elementary or middle school. Ever said something mean to someone on the playground about the way they look, talk, dress? Teased them about getting b...
    Patrick Craven
  • #MeToo Talking to Kids About Sexual Harrassment
    Teens
    #MeToo: How to Talk to Your Child About Sexual Harassment
    #MeToo It's gone viral. Across social media, women are sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault. When you read those social media posts, you get a deeper understanding of how prevalent sexual harassment is. Even though many of thes...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Teens and vaping
    Teens
    Teens and Vaping: 5 Things Parents Need to Know
    Vaping, e-cigs, e-cigars, hookah, vape pens, and other electronic nicotine delivery systems are replacing cigarettes as the new fad for kids, teens and young adults. Since their U.S. introduction in 2007, "E-cigarette usage has doubled among midd...
    Cara Stevens
  • 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. ...
  • 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
  • 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