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Parenting Teen

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.