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Why Do Teenagers Swear?

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).

Fudging the Facts: Why Some Tweens Tell Tall Tales

A local psychiatrist weighs in on what to do when your tween's imagination hits overdrive.

Is Your Tween Too Cool to Trick-or-Treat?

It's totally normal for tweens to feel too old to trick-or-treat, but they can still have some spooky fun. Here are five ideas.

Wet Dreams and Boys: How to Deal With This Part of...

It's totally natural but can be an uncomfortable thing to address with your son. A local expert offers advice.

When is It OK to Leave the Kids Alone at Home?

Want to run an errand? It could be time to leave the kids alone at home. Here are a few ways to know if your child is prepared.

When Can Kids Stay Home Alone?

Find out some ways to know if your child is ready to be left at home by themselves and tips on when kids can stay home alone, too.

Why Girls Hide Their Monthly Period From Their Parents

Periods can be awkward. Sometimes so much so that girls will hide their monthly period from their parents. Find out why they do it and how you can help.

Helping Your Teen Transition to Adulthood

Want to get a head start on parenting your older child? Here are 10 tips to help kids gradually transition from teenager to adulthood.

How to Help Your Daughter Buy Her First Bra

Take a look at a local professional's tips and recommendations on when and how to help your daughter size up and pick out her first bra.

How to Deal with Self-Absorbed Teens

Does your kid think the world revolves around her? Here's why your adolescent is acting so self-absorbed and what you can do to curb it.

Deadly Blue Whale Challenge May Be Linked to Teen Suicides

The latest dangerous online teen 'game' reportedly involves 50 days of challenges that may end in death. Here's what southeast Michigan parents need to know.

Tweens Overusing Makeup, Fragrance and Hair Product?

Pre-teen novices are notorious for overdoing it with the grooming products. Local pros discuss the three biggest offenders and how to help your tween manage.