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  • 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),...

    How/When to Choose a Teen Drug Rehab

    How/When to Choose a Teen Drug Rehab

    by Susan Reid7

  • Just as the ship anchor keeps the vessel from drifting into the open seas, so anchor thoughts keep the individual from wandering into unapproved behaviors. Find sample anchor thoughts for teens here.

    "Anchor Thoughts" and How Teens Can Benefit From Them

    "Anchor Thoughts" and How Teens Can Benefit From Them

    by Dora Weithers44

  • Prepare for summer with your teen by brainstorming ideas for work. A traditional job may not be available for your 13-year-old, but there are lots of other opportunities to earn some cash and gain great experience.

    Good Summer Jobs for 13-Year-Olds

    Good Summer Jobs for 13-Year-Olds

    by Blurter of Indiscretions15

  • Great tips for getting along with teenagers: Be casual, but not too casual, get to know their music and friends, and enjoy the ride!

    How to Get Along With Teenagers

    How to Get Along With Teenagers

    by Sharilee Swaity27

  • 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.

    10 Dangers and Problems of Teenage Drinking

    10 Dangers and Problems of Teenage Drinking

    by Charlie Claywell0

  • 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.

    How to Keep Your Sanity While Parenting a Teenager

    How to Keep Your Sanity While Parenting a Teenager

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • 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.

    How to Start Volunteering as a Teen

    How to Start Volunteering as a Teen

    by Kathy Sima10

  • 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.

    Is My Teenager Ready to Drive?

    Is My Teenager Ready to Drive?

    by Kristin Trapp8

  • 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.

    Rethinking Back Talk

    Rethinking Back Talk

    by Jules Ker0

  • 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.

    How to Recognize Signs of Teen Depression

    How to Recognize Signs of Teen Depression

    by Kristi Sharp18

  • 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.

    How to Accept Your Son's Girlfriend

    How to Accept Your Son's Girlfriend

    by Lori Phillips51

  • 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.

    The Dos and Don'ts of Teenage Dating

    The Dos and Don'ts of Teenage Dating

    by rdlang050

  • 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.

    Inside the Teenager's Brain

    Inside the Teenager's Brain

    by Kathy Burton11

  • 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 Your Child Admits They're Homosexual

    When Your Child Admits They're Homosexual

    by Tracy Sheppard2

  • 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.

    How to Discuss Puberty with Your Daughter

    How to Discuss Puberty with Your Daughter

    by CarlySullens39

  • If you are thinking of taking your kid's cell phone away as discipline, or think you may do so in the future, read this first for some advice from a parent who did just that. Believe it or not, your kid may not be the only one relying on his cell phone!

    The Pros and Cons of Taking Away Your Kid's Cell Phone

    The Pros and Cons of Taking Away Your Kid's Cell Phone

    by g-girl1114

  • 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.

    Sources of Conflict Between Parents and Teenagers

    Sources of Conflict Between Parents and Teenagers

    by Blake Flannery11

  • 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.

    Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    by jellygator8

  • 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.

    Drug Abuse in Teens

    Drug Abuse in Teens

    by Holle Abee44

  • Problems that teenagers face today are many,I have highlighted the top ten problems faced by teenagers. Parenting Teenagers is not easy, understanding the problems teenagers face could help us help our teenagers deal with these problems better.

    Top 10 Problems and Issues Teenagers Face

    Top 10 Problems and Issues Teenagers Face

    by sofs127

  • 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.

    100 Things for Teens to Do This Summer

    100 Things for Teens to Do This Summer

    by rhysrock89719

  • 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?

    Preparing Your Kids for the Real World

    Preparing Your Kids for the Real World

    by Susan Holland31

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