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Teens

15 Valuable Life Skills to Teach Your Teen as They Prepare for Adulthood

As a parent, your job is to take care of your children until the day arrives when they can strike out on their own. While …

How to Talk to Your Teen About Vaping

Recently, the US surgeon general issued an advisory on teen use of e-cigarettes, with experts also stating that it’s reaching epidemic proportions. Alcohol and cigarette …

Identifying Social Anxiety in Teens

Although anxiety disorders affect one in eight children, they often go unrecognized as mental health issues in teens. Social anxiety disorder, in particular, can take …

College Packing List: What Every College Student Needs

Is your child heading off to college this fall? Packing for college can be stressful for both kids and parents. Whether your son or daughter …

5 Ways to Build a Strong Bond with Your Teen

Few parenting challenges are quite as terrifying as handling a teenager. Sure, potty training may seem like an endless battle at the time, but it …

Talking to Your Teen About Depression in the Wake of ’13 Reasons Why’

Talking to your teen is often challenging in the first place, and bringing up a touchy subject such as depression makes it even more difficult. …

How to Keep Children Safe Online In Six Steps

The Internet has become a part of everyday life, and it’s hard for the younger generation to imagine a day without it. As well as …

How to Raise a Happy Teenager

  Teen depression is a serious problem in America, with an estimated 20% of adolescents suffering depression at some stage. Changing hormones make life tough …

Teen Communication: How to Talk to a Teenager

Parents often feel an insurmountable communications barrier is developing between themselves and their teens. There’s frequently an inclination to ignore it and put it down …

Creating Boundaries for Teens

  Children of all ages need boundaries, but teens may need them most of all. Though it’s tempting and may seem logical to give your …

6 Reasons to Take the Car Keys Away from Your Teen

When teens begin to drive, the event signals another step toward independence. It can also be a time of high stress for parents. The common …

6 Tips to Ensure Your Child Eats a Healthy Breakfast

We’ve all heard at one time or another that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I’m sure my mom said that to …

Is Your Teen Involved in a “Mine-Field Relationship?”

Early relationships in the middle and older adolescence years are, how should we describe it—intense and emotionally charged. Remember Romeo and Juliet, the 13-year-olds from …

Does Your Teen Have ADHD? Help Your Child Stay on Track in School and in Life

Fact: For the child with ADHD, the teen years are doubly hard. That’s because all the adolescent problems—peer pressure, the fear of failure both in …