Volunteering helps teens become more involved in their community, explore their interests and gain valuable new skills. This article looks at volunteer opportunities for teens, along with the benefits and challenges.
First of all, I hope you never, ever have to. Second of all, know that you are not alone. If my experiences -- yes, plural -- can be of any help to you, I offer them here. The reality is that with today's super strong weed (pot, marijuana),...
When your son chooses a girl who is wrong for him, what can you do? How you approach his new relationship can have lasting effects if he marries her.
Great tips for getting along with teenagers: Be casual, but not too casual, get to know their music and friends, and enjoy the ride!
Introducing your boyfriend to your parents is a nerve wracking experience. If things didn't go well, how do you influence your parents to like your boyfriend?
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.
Advice and tips for parents and kids on Wicca and witchcraft, and what parents should do if their child says they want to be a witch.
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.
Letting go of your children as they grow into adults is an art form. Here's how to start preparing yourself...
When parents punish their children by taking away their cell phones, kids find ways to outsmart them. Find out the clever ways that they use to keep talking to their friends without their phones.
Concentrate on what's important when talking with teenagers, not things they don't need to know. Common mistakes parents make with their teens.
Why don't some teenagers want to drive yet? How can you help your teen get their license? Do all teens today need a drivers license at all?
We are being called an enabled society and a nanny state. Parents must help kids be good citizens. Parenting is a difficult job; do you have the skills to do it?
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.
As a parent and teacher I have learned some valuable lessons, and one is that driving does not require a smartphone.
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.
This article discusses drug abuse in teens, addiction, drug abuse statistics, rehabs, and other drug abuse facts. The information is based on research and on personal experiences and interviews with teenagers. Written by a retired high school teacher.
Some parents dread, “the talk.” However, talking to your daughter about puberty can be reframed from drudgery to a rite of passage. Learn how to talk with your daughter with confidence and reverence.
I am a mom. And, I know what would convince me to say yes to a later bed time. So I have insider information on how to convince your parents to let you have a later bedtime.
Do you have a teen who drives you crazy? Many things that trouble us about our kids at this stage of development—negativity, self-absorption, poor choices—are normal and no cause for alarm.
What should you do if your child starts becoming interested in alternative subcultures? Has something gone wrong? Are you a bad parent?
Teen depression is a serious problem that can be effectively managed when detected and treated. Know how to recognize characteristics of teen depression, where to get help, and what you can do at home to best help your teen.
Summer can be fun and amazing, but it gets a little boring when you run out of ideas. Here are 100 unique ideas for things to do over the summer for teens, parents, or the young-at-heart.
Since your teenager is embarrassed of you anyway, at least you can have some fun with it. Hike up those Mom jeans, embrace your parental awkwardness, and embarrass your kids. Instructions included!
Need some insight into why you just can't get your teenage daughter to clean her room? I can offer some explanation as to why teenage girls have such messy rooms.
How do you teach a teen to learn the art of clean clothes? I have practical teaching tips to help your teen move towards independence.
Instead of connecting people, the Internet sometimes magnifies personal problems, inequalities, and conflict among youth, causing mood disorders and harmful behavior such as suicide and violence.
Explicit adult imagery can all too easily be viewed by children/teens. Therefore a parental “porn talk” as well as a “sex talk” is necessary to help negate its harmful effects.
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.
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.
This article explains why it's so common for teens to lack confidence and gives suggestions to boost your self-esteem.
A humorous look at the life of a single mom and teen. A boot camp meets wine adventure. From Driver's Ed to cute puppies and fuzzy kittens.
Don't know what to do about your teenager that wants to date? Here are ten tips to help navigate the teenage tempest of romantic relationships.