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Parenting Adolescents

9 Things Teens Desperately Want (But Will Never Tell You They Need)

Bobbi DePorter | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Bobbi DePorter

Teens crave meaningful connections with you, with teachers, and with peers. Unfortunately, teens are often stopped by fear. They're figuring out who they are and what their place is in the world. As a result, teens may feel vulnerable and hide their confident, capable selves.

4 Ways Parents Can Prevent Underage Drinking

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Let's be honest: When was the last time you talked about alcohol ads with your kids? I don't mean in a "Wow, that was a cool ad they had on during the Super Bowl," kind of way.

What To Do When Your Teenage Daughter Becomes A Terror

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

Teenagers still need their parents as guides and advisers -- not friends. The more you define yourself as her parent and show her what is and isn't acceptable, the sooner things between you and your daughter will improve.