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  • 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 Sima8

  • 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

  • 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 Phillips44

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    How to Keep Your Sanity While Parenting a Teenager

    How to Keep Your Sanity While Parenting a Teenager

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • 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

  • 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 rhysrock89718

  • 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

  • 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