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Tweens and Teens

Why I'm Not Raising A 'Good Girl'

Galit Breen | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Galit Breen

In the midst of young motherhood, I believed that having well-behaved kids, ones who didn't make waves, meant that I was being a good mom. And while I think that polite words and gentle hearts make the world go round, what changes the world, what also matters, is confidence.

Why a Simple 'No' Is Not Always the Best Answer for Tweens and Teens

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 06.05.2013 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

When it comes to communicating with tweens and teens, it's more likely that they will push for more than a simple "no" when it comes to having their needs met.

6 Rules Teens Want Parents to Know

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2011 | Parents
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Teens love their parents and deep down they want to get along and have a relationship that they can always count on. However, some things parents do that can drive their kids crazy -- and even sabotage a good relationship.

Would You Buy This For Your Daughter?

Adora Svitak | Posted 10.12.2011 | Parents
Adora Svitak

America, you're sending girls a mixed message. On one hand you're saying to have positive body image and love who we are, on the other we're being marketed makeup and clothing that obviously turns us into someone different.

5 New Ways To Talk With Your Daughter About Technology

Rachel Simmons | Posted 10.10.2011 | Parents
Rachel Simmons

With stories of cyberbullying everywhere, parents' anxiety increases with every headline. But parenting can't only be about saying no and laying down the law, or operating from a place of fear.

Waiting for My Teen to Become a Monster

Red Room | Posted 10.09.2011 | Parents
Red Room

Experts have also told us that the number one, ultimate rule of the parent-child relationship is that a mother must never, under any circumstance, ever consider being best friends with her daughter. I guess I blew that one.