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Talking to Teens

The #1 Thing to Never Say to Your Teen

Joyce Linder | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Joyce Linder

When you dismiss their feelings as being unimportant, you lessen the likelihood they will ever come to you to talk about anything.

Three Simple Ways to Prepare Your Child For the Complications of Life

Debra Fine | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Allowing children to hone the skills needed to become productive members of society may cause a few bumps in the road now, but by doing so, they will be able to successfully navigate the twists and turns of the future so they, too, can enjoy the ride.

How to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter (Or, Don't Do What I Did)

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

I confronted my daughter close to midnight one Friday night, after we were both exhausted from a hectic week. Afterwards, my husband said, "not now, bad timing." Yes, I realized moments after my words started spewing that it's hard to imagine a worse time to have mother-daughter talk.

Bad Things Happen to Good Parents: Digital Parenting Tips

Tony Loftis | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Tony Loftis

"Answer me this -- do you know who your child made friends with on Facebook yesterday?" Tim Woda, co-founder of, poses this question whenever he discusses Internet safety with concerned parents.

5 More Questions to Ask Your Kids About Their Digital Life

Tony Loftis | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
Tony Loftis

Talking with your kids about what they do online should be as natural as asking about what they did in school and as important as the other really big talk.

5 Questions to Ask Your Kids About Their Online Life

Tony Loftis | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Tony Loftis

Studies show that parental involvement is the number one factor in keeping kids safe online. As with any other activity, understanding what our kids do online means being involved and asking questions.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Their Online Life

Tony Loftis | Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents
Tony Loftis

The whole point of global connectivity is that information is everywhere. If your children don't want you -- or grandma, their soccer coach or their secret crush -- to read something or see a picture of it, it most certainly doesn't belong on the Internet.

What Adults Really Don't Get About Teens (VIDEO)

Posted 01.28.2013 | Teen

When it comes to teenagers, there are some things that parents just don't understand. So, last week on the Today Show, college student Lucie Fink ...

Struggling to Talk to Your Teenager? The Greatest Lesson I Ever Learned.

Andy Braner | Posted 01.15.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

It's our job, our duty and our incredible responsibility to teach, to train and to mentor our teens so they can go on to have long-term healthy relationships.

20 Things You Need to Say to Your Teenager

Mara Shapiro | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

Kids these days are have so many choices. They're exposed to a lot, much of which they are not equipped or mature enough to handle.

How to Talk to Teens: The Four 'L's'

Jim Higley | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

There's a good chance that your kids are going to turn on you sometime in their teens. This is one of the most painful parts of parenting. Here is how I got through the teen years with my kids.

Annoying Conversation #1: 'Did You Finish Your Homework?'

Laura Zigman | Posted 02.04.2012 | Parents
Laura Zigman