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Teens and Parents

An Open Letter To My Teenage Son About Drinking

Kathy Radigan | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I never want my son to say that I wasn't clear about my feelings -- so I'm writing them out here, for all to see.

10 REALLY Annoying Things Parents Say To Teens

Riley Griffin | Posted 09.28.2013 | Teen
Riley Griffin

Here are 10 things that make me cringe with exasperation. I know you can relate.

Hey, It's OK If You Don't Get Always Along With Your Parents

Posted 03.08.2013 | Teen

High school can be really stressful -- to say the least. Our weekly "Hey, It's OK!" series is here to remind you of all things you SHOULDN'T be worrie...

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

Emily Truong | Posted 02.12.2013 | Teen
Emily Truong

The real reason I'm dying to go to college is that I cannot wait to get away from my parents. Don't get me wrong -- I love my mom and dad with every fiber of my being. But man, can they cramp my style.

Can This Helicopter Mom Change Her Ways?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I often say that I have never actually met a helicopter parent. At least not one who describes themself that way. Everyone KNOWS a helicopter parent -- one who hovers and intrudes and smothers -- but they are always someone ELSE. I can't say that anymore.

'I Can't Stand When My Parents...'

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.26.2012 | Teen

Most of the time, you're probably grateful for Mom and Dad. Whether they're offering advice on sticky situations or making your favorite meal for dinn...

14 Simple Rules For Parenting A Teenager

Lisa Endlich Heffernan | Posted 09.24.2012 | Fifty
Lisa Endlich Heffernan

Parenting teens can be an emotional whirlwind and in the heat of the battle it is easy to forget lessons learned the hard way.

Parents and Pressure

Jessica Tueller | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home
Jessica Tueller

Parents may only want what is best for their children, but too much interference can sour the relationship. Is it better to let students find their own path to success, or should parents constantly encourage them to improve?