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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.
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10 Michigan and Detroit Urban Legends to Spook Your Teens

We may not be Transylvania, but Detroit urban legends abound in our neck of the woods. Share a few with your older kids to make their skin crawl – just a bit.
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12 Categories of High School Cliques, Identified

A lot's changed since you ran with your friend crew. Research now finds 12 distinct high school cliques. Learn about them and where they rank in the hierarchy.
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Boys’ Wet Dreams: How to Deal With This Part of Life

It's totally natural but can be an uncomfortable thing to address with your son. A local expert offers advice on how to handle boys' wet dreams.
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Why Perfectionism in Girls is so Pervasive – and How to Change It

Perfectionism is ramping up among all kids, but girls seem to fall deeper into the pit. Here's why our daughters are wracked with self-criticism – and what we can do.
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How to React if You Find Out Your Teen is Sexually Active

Finding out your teen is sexually active isn't something most parents look forward to. Learn how to put the brakes on underage sex and cope if it happens.
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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?
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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.
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Why Girls Hide Their Periods From Their Parents

Periods can be awkward. Sometimes so much so that girls will hide them. Find out why girls hide their periods and how you can help.
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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).
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Why Teens Tune Out Nagging Parents (and How to Do Better)

Teens are known for eye-rolling, one-word responses and sass, but parents have some work to do in the communication department, too.
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How to Deal with Self-Absorbed Teens

Does your kid think the world revolves around her? Here's what's going on with self-absorbed teens – and what parents can do to address it effectively.