Tweens & Teens

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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.

Signs Your Teen is Struggling With Substance Abuse

While opioid use is on the rise, marijuana and alcohol are still top substances of choice for teenagers. Here, the director of the Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse details the top signs to look for.
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Helping Your High School Senior Through COVID-19

Prom. Graduation. College visits. High school seniors are missing out on a lot due to COVID-19. Here, we offer expert advice to help them cope.
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How to Become a Potted Plant Parent for Your Tween or Teen

A new study shows teens need their parents around more than they might let on, so how can you be there without overdoing it? Check out these tips on being a "potted plant" parent.