Tweens & Teens

How to Become a ‘Potted Plant’ Parent for Your Teen

A new study shows teens need their parents around more than they might let on. How can you be there without overdoing it?

Tips for Healing Heartache

Heartbreak hurts, but your teen will survive. Here are nine tips to help them heal.

How to Deal with Dramatic Teens

What's the secret for parents hoping to strike a balance they and their emotional kids can live with? Here are some tips and tricks.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Dating

A parent's guide to when to have the dating talk and what you should say, including tips from two local experts.

Getting Teens to Talk and Open Up

Got a tight-lipped school-aged tween? Browse our tips for getting teens to talk with you and how to master the art of small talk.

Learning to Listen to Your Teen

Struggling to get your teen to listen? You have to learn to listen, too! Read up on 10 skills to help improve communication with your tween or teen.

Tips for Staying Connected to Your Daughter

Many moms struggle to stay close with their daughters when they become teens. Here are nine ways moms can preserve this special bond.

How to Talk to Teens About Underage Drinking, Drugs

While summer is when more teens try drugs or alcohol for the first time, partying can happen any time. Parents can help prevent this risk-taking behavior.

Teaching Teens About Giving Gifts

Presents don't have to cost kids that much money. Here's some advice and creative ideas for parents to share.

What Parents Should Know About Teenage Marijuana Use

Current trends and attitudes make pot seem acceptable. Concerned your teen's smoking weed? Learn about marijuana, effects on teens and signs to look for.

Teenagers and Social Media: Helping Teens Avoid Social Media Mishaps

With so many apps that keep us connected, it's easy for kids to get hooked and too often, their online presence goes bad. How can parents keep their teens safe?

Teenage Brain Development: Hardwired to Test Parental Patience

Risky behavior, skipping curfew and more: Your kid's behavior may be making you crazy, but it's not personal. Turns out, his brain is still developing. Find out what's happening.