No, smartphones haven’t “destroyed a generation.” But to address the negative effects of social media on adolescent development, we need to listen to and respect teenagers—not condescend to them.
This article explains why it's so common for teens to lack confidence and gives suggestions to boost your self-esteem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Concentrate on what's important when talking with teenagers, not things they don't need to know. Common mistakes parents make with their teens.
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.
List of potential sources of conflict between teens and parents. These are situations and disagreements that may lead to arguments and fighting, but do not have to damage relationships.
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.
What parents need to know about teenage drug and alcohol abuse: How to recognize if their child is using, and what to do about it.
What should you do if your child starts becoming interested in alternative subcultures? Has something gone wrong? Are you a bad parent?
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.