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Bored Teenager? It’s on the Rise, and Worse in Girls

So says a Washington State University study that surveyed students in eighth, 10th and 12th grade. What's going on with the bored teenager phenomenon?

Is it OK for Teens to be Friends With Young Adults?

As teens get older, they might make friends with an older person – maybe even a young adult. Is this OK, and what rules should you enforce if you allow it?

Teens Are Better Off Not Dating in High School

A study says not dating in high school results in teens being more social and less depressed compared to those who do. Here's a case for holding off.

Self-Defense for Teens: Tips, Techniques and Advice

Here are some tips on self-defense for teens to keep them protected when they are out and about without mom and dad.

Tips on How To Connect With Your Teenage Son

Do you ever find yourself wondering how to connect with your teenage son? Here are nine tips from a therapist.

Michigan is the First State to Ban Flavored E-Cigs

Gov. Whitmer ordered a ban on flavored e-cigs, citing kids' safety. Learn about this ban and find out about other bans or attempted bans to protect kids.

Are Today’s Teens Taking Longer to Grow Up?

Fewer teens are getting their driver's license, for example, one study finds. Find out why and get tips for helping your teens become more independent.

What’s a ‘VSCO Girl’ (And Why Are Your Kids Mocking Them)?

The trend is all over social media and features fashion laden with scrunchies, friendship bracelets and pricey brands. Have you heard of it?

Why Do Teenagers Swear?

So why do teenagers swear – and what can parents do to stop it? Gain some insight and help your child clean up his or her language (sans soap).

Teaching Girls the Dos and Don’ts of Proper Feminine Hygiene

Vaginas are complicated – or at least that's what Summer's Eve might have you believe. But a metro Detroit OB-GYN says proper feminine hygiene isn't that complex.

Parents Aren’t Doing Enough to Promote Teens’ Independence

Older high schoolers can't manage basics – especially when it comes to health care, the University of Michigan reports. How can you promote teens' independence?

Mom ‘Wages War’ on Kids Who TP’d Her House

One California mom wasn't angry at the kids who toilet papered her house – she was impressed. Now, she's on a mission to one-up them at their own game.
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