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.
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.
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.
Concentrate on what's important when talking with teenagers, not things they don't need to know. Common mistakes parents make with their teens.
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.
This article explains why it's so common for teens to lack confidence and gives suggestions to boost your self-esteem.
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.
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.
Although a lot of media attention is given to marijuana or other illicit drug use, alcohol remains the number one drug of choice for many teens despite the long-term dangers.
The adolescent brain is growing and creating new pathways for thoughts. The brain is changing throughout adolescence, with some brain cells being eliminated and other pathways maturing. Stress and diet can play a role in the devolopment of the brain. This article spells out the process.
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.
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.
When it comes to chitchat, teenagers often have a lot to say. Usually all that's needed is something to spark the conversation. This list provides 120+ conversation starters that are sure to inspire great discussions with the teen in your life!
Don't be bored this summer! Here are 101 fun hobbies for teenage girls; everything from playing on your phone to hanging out with friends! You're sure to find something fun to do!
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.