Tweens & Teens

Tips for Taking Big Exams in High School

Whether it's midterms or finals, high-pressure tests can cause stress. These tips will help frazzled teens pass – and even pull an A on – the next big exam.

Getting to Know The Urban Violinist Kym Brady of Detroit

This talented teen virtuoso has been playing since she was 9. Learn more about Detroit's own Kym Brady, aka The Urban Violinist.
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Washtenaw County #wishyouknew Targets Teen Mental Health

Letting youth know they're not alone – and helping adults broach tough subjects with them – is the goal of the Washtenaw County #wishyouknew campaign.
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Simple and Fun Budgeting Activities for High School Students

Give your teen a head start for financial success – and spark his or her interest, too – with these fun budgeting activities for high school students.

Bored Teenager? It’s on the Rise, and Worse in Girls

So says a Washington State University study that surveyed students in eighth, 10th and 12th grade. What's going on with the bored teenager phenomenon?

Puberty Out of Sync: What to Do If Your Kid is Behind or Ahead

The only thing more confusing than puberty is when puberty out of sync. Here's a look at why it can happen and how to help your son or daughter in the process.
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Is it OK for Teens to be Friends With Young Adults?

As teens get older, they might make friends with an older person – maybe even a young adult. Is this OK, and what rules should you enforce if you allow it?
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New Year’s Resolutions for Teens

These improvement goals can be positive growth opportunities. Here's how parents can help with New Year's resolutions for teens in four areas: weight, money, grades and friends.
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Cutting Off Cuddles: When Kids Don’t Want to Give Hugs Anymore

When kids don't want to give hugs anymore, it's important to let them take the lead on giving hugs and kisses – or not.
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How to Make Lip Balm with the Digital Divas

Mind your "beeswax" and create your own custom-colored and scented lip balm – just like the Digital Divas.

How to Build a Bridge with Digital Dudes

Got K'NEX construction toys? The Digital Dudes made strong, lightweight bridges with them. Here's how you can, too.
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Tips for Your Daughter’s First Gynecologist Appointment

It can be tricky for parents to know protocol when it comes to that first gynecologist appointment. Here's what you need to know – plus special tips for dads.