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The #1 Thing to Never Say to Your Teen

The #1 Thing to Never Say to Your Teen

Joyce Linder  03.23.2015
When you dismiss their feelings as being unimportant, you lessen the likelihood they will ever come to you to talk about anything.
Thanks, Palcohol -- As If Parenting Teens Wasn't Hard Enough

Thanks, Palcohol -- As If Parenting Teens Wasn't Hard Enough

Hélène Tragos Stelian  03.23.2015
On Wednesday, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau approved four flavors of Palcohol, a powdered product that comes in convenient...
Technology And Grief

Technology And Grief

Donna Mebane  03.20.2015
ace to face, people didn't seem to know what to say. On Facebook, friends, family, friends of friends, even people we had never known shared...
6 Ways To Stop Negative Self-Talk

6 Ways To Stop Negative Self-Talk

ShimmerTeen  03.20.2015
Sometimes, it can be extreme, making you unnecessarily insecure, taking jabs at your confidence and making you question your abilities...
Kindness Against All Odds

Kindness Against All Odds

Alexandra Rosas  03.20.2015
SSometimes I question if what I'm doing is right. I watch my children maneuver through our world, and I see how hard it is for them because...
10 Conversations You Need To Have With Your Kids Between College Acceptance and College Drop-Off

10 Conversations You Need To Have With Your Kids Between College Acceptance and College Drop-Off

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff  03.19.2015
Get out of the nagging business. In college, it's up to the student to manage homework, to talk to the teacher and to keep their room....
7 Secrets Your Stepkids Wish You Knew

7 Secrets Your Stepkids Wish You Knew

Joyce Linder  03.19.2015
Not everything I do is because of "the divorce" or because I don't like you. Please try to remember what you felt like when you were my...
5 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Your Introverted Teen

5 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Your Introverted Teen

Barbara Greenberg  03.19.2015
Introverted teens require less social stimulation and appear to be more comfortable than their more outgoing extroverted peers with being...
The 3 Teachable Moments Every Digital Parent Should Seize

The 3 Teachable Moments Every Digital Parent Should Seize

Stephen Balkam  03.19.2015
It goes without saying that your teen will pay much more attention to what you do than what you say. If you are constantly on the phone,...
Your Tween's Private Photo Could Go Viral. Here's How.

Your Tween's Private Photo Could Go Viral. Here's How.

Galit Breen  03.18.2015
Our kids aren't all that different then we were at this age. But their access to social media makes their quickly made decisions capable...
Talking to Teens About Medicine Safety

Talking to Teens About Medicine Safety

Kate Carr  03.18.2015
While it is a scary day for any parent whose child may have gotten into medicine or taken medicine incorrectly, the more prepared you are,...
Bigotry Hits US-Born Latino Teens Harder than Immigrant Teens

Bigotry Hits US-Born Latino Teens Harder than Immigrant Teens

Daniel Cubias  03.18.2015
If it sucks to be an adolescent, it sucks more to be an immigrant teenager in a new country. Take all the angst that faces every teen,...
The Secret Eating Disorder (You've Never Heard Of)

The Secret Eating Disorder (You've Never Heard Of)

  03.17.2015
Celebrities don’t talk about it. Doctors don’t always notice it. Even those with textbook cases of binge-eating disorder may not...
25 Ways To Annoy Your Tween

25 Ways To Annoy Your Tween

The Next Family  03.17.2015
In the spirit of full disclosure, I will admit that I was being a bit hypocritical at the time. But that's my prerogative as a parent,...