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Parenting Teen

Do You Trust Your Teen, and Does Your Teen Trust You? (Part 1)

Joshua Wayne | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents
Joshua Wayne

There are two essential questions you must ask yourself when it comes to the role of trust in your relationship with your teenager. They are both important, but the second one is critical.

Why Being Your Child's Friend Instead Of Parent Can Be Dangerous

Posted 03.24.2015 | Dr. Phil

Vicki says her 15-year-old daughter, Josie, has been kicked out of school, steals, drinks, uses drugs, has been caught sneaking boys into her bedroom ...

What the Rise in On-Screen Violence Means for Our Kids

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

PG-13 movies now have more gun violence than R-rated ones. Proof again I suppose that violence sells, especially to teens.

GPS for the Parent of a Teenager's Soul

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

As I wrapped by scarf tighter around me and put my hands inside my poncho for warmth, I brought my teenager to mind. He was my question. What would improve our relationship? How do I make our everyday more loving and less adversarial?

Keeping a Secret: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 02.19.2013 | Parents
Noah Kass

In choosing to confide in you, your son is risking his reputation. No teenager wants to be known as a snitch! His choice to confide in you reflects a belief that you'll respect him enough to listen without taking matters into your own hands.