Tweens & Teens

Dealing With Teenage Drama: Advice for Parents

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 for dealing with teenage drama.
How to Handle Delicate Teen Self Esteem

How to Handle Delicate Teen Self Esteem

As early as first grade, self-doubt bubbles up. Here's why and what to do.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teenagers and Piercings: What You Should Know

When done correctly, body and facial piercings can enhance one's sense of self, but is it safe and what should parents know if their teen wants one? A local artist weighs in.

How ‘Plasticity’ Can Help Teens

Keeping in mind that peers change is an effective coping tool for everyday stress.