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Why Girls Hide Their Periods From Their Parents

Periods can be awkward. Sometimes so much so that girls will hide them. Find out why girls hide their periods and how you can help.

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.

What to Do if Your Child Enters Puberty Early or Late

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.

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.

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?

Boys’ Wet Dreams: How to Deal With This Part of Life

It's totally natural but can be an uncomfortable thing to address with your son. A local expert offers advice on how to handle boys' wet dreams.

Why Perfectionism in Girls is so Pervasive and How to Change It

Perfectionism is ramping up among all kids, but girls seem to fall deeper into the pit. Here's why our daughters are wracked with self-criticism — and what we can do.

How to React if You Find Out Your Teen is Sexually Active

Finding out your teen is sexually active isn't something most parents look forward to. Learn how to put the brakes on underage sex and cope if it happens.

12 Categories of High School Cliques, Identified

A lot's changed since you ran with your friend crew. Research now finds 12 distinct high school cliques. Learn about them and where they rank in the hierarchy.

Teaching Your Daughter How to Use a Tampon

A local doctor weighs in with tips and information for parents.

Must-See Movies and Shows to Stream with Teens and Tweens

Looking for something new to watch with your older kids? Here’s a novelty list of the best movies to accompany any movie night for teens and tweens.
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Talking to Kids About Their Career Path and Backup Plan

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Celebrating an Autism Diagnosis

One local mom shares why she has celebrated her daughter's autism diagnosis and how it has impacted the way she parents.

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Self-defense Classes for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for a place your child can go to learn some skills? Check out one of these spots in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor that offer self-defense classes for kids.