Tweens & Teens

Healing After Heartbreak

You know it's not the end of the world – but it sure can feel like it to teens. Here's how to shepherd your heartbroken little lamb through that major breakup.

Teens and Sarcasm: A Stroll in the Snark

Find out why teen sarcasm is healthy – and how to draw some lines.

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.

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.

Teen Privacy: The Closed-Door Policy

Somewhere around age 12, kids start locking their bedroom doors. Decide where you'll draw the line on tween and teen privacy.

Cutting Off Cuddles: When Kids Don’t Want to Give Hugs Anymore

Let your tween take the lead on giving hugs and kisses – or not.

Digital Self-Harm: A Surprising Issue Among Adolescents

A recent study found that 6 percent of kids ages 12-17 actually bully themselves online. A local expert weighs in on why and how to help.

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.

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.
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