The overuse of social media, including Facebook, can have a definite impact on teenagers and parents should be aware of the potential negative effects on kids.
This article explains why it's so common for teens to lack confidence and gives suggestions to boost your self-esteem.
Teen curfew laws are in place for a reason. Many teens and advocates are challenging local ordinances as to their constitutionality.
Teens today have it hard. Parenting teenagers is not easy, but understanding the issues they struggle with can help everyone involved. You can't help solve a problem until you know what it is. Here, I highlight the most common problems faced by teenagers today.
Self-absorption, bitching and moaning, extreme negativity, an inability to plan ahead...these are characteristics of teens that drive us parents nutty. But, if we appreciate that their brains are still developing and their behavior is normal, we can relax, stop worrying, and enjoy their teen years.
When it comes to chitchats, teenagers have a lot to say most of the time. It’s all just a matter of sparking a conversation with them. On that account, this list provides 120+ conversation starters for teens that are ready for use!
A parent lets go of her child during stages of child development, allowing the child to grow up and eventually become independent. This can be more difficult for the parent than it is for the child.
It is important to have cell phone rules for kids. Your family cell phone policy should include limits on cell phones at night and at school, and you should monitor cell phone contacts for young kids.
Your child has just come out to you. Now what? These days, more and more parents are being faced with homosexuality in their children as it becomes more accepted by society. Tips on how to respond.
Car insurance for teen drivers cost more since accidents by teenage drivers are the number one cause of death among teens. Tips to help decide if your teenager is ready to drive are given.
New research shows that the brain is still developing in teenagers. The implications of this are discussed, along with some tips for good communication during the teenage years.
Many parents report back talk as a behavior of concern. Learn what really constitutes back talk and how to encourage your child to express themselves in a respectful, healthy way.
As our kids turn into teens, it can feel as if the childhood connections we formed with them all but disappeared overnight. And, understandably, many parents grieve that loss. But adolescence isn’t the end of an old relationship — it’s the beginning of a new one.
Teenagers are at one of the most difficult times in their lives, and unfortunately, parents have to deal with the worst of it, but there are things you can do to minimize the damage to your long-term relationship.