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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.
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Teens are Organizing and Leading Black Lives Matter Protests

We spoke with a metro Detroit teen who planned a Black Lives Matter protest about her experience, her passion and how important it is for young people to speak up.
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Teaching Your Daughter How to Use a Tampon

Want to teach your daughter how to use a tampon? A local doctor weighs in with tips and information for parents.
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What You Should Know About Voice Breaking in Boys

It's one of the embarrassing signs of puberty in boys. So, why exactly does voice breaking in boys happen? And how can parents help their teen cope?
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How to Properly Shave: Tips for Tweens and Teens

Kids facing a hairy situation? Here is some advice for boys and girls on how to properly shave when they're ready to tackle razors.
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Give Up the Funk: When Tweens Refuse to Shower

Underarm funk like you're head-locking a skunk? When tweens refuse to shower and hygiene comes too close to this Black-Eyed Peas lyric, it's time to talk.

10 Simple Ways for Tweens and Teens to Go Green

Earth Day is right around the corner and you can get your older child excited to take care of our planet with these simple ways for tweens and teens to go green.

Metro Detroit Siblings Launch Quaranteen Help to Help Other Kids

Coronavirus is causing worries for kids in quarantine, too. With Quaranteen Help, a Bloomfield Hills brother and sister are offering a listening ear and sound advice.

Sophomore Shift: A Metro Detroit Teen’s View on COVID-19

Claire Swadling, a sophomore high school student at Canton High School, shares how the coronavirus has brought both disappointment and hope.
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15 At-Home Family Activities for Tweens and Teens

Got a teen spending too much time on their phone? Get them to put down the screen with one of these at-home activities for tweens and teens, sans devices.