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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.

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.

How to Deal with Self-Absorbed Teens

Does your kid think the world revolves around them? Here's what's going on with self-absorbed teens — and what parents can do to address it effectively.

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.

Why Do Teenagers Swear?

So 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).

10 Michigan and Detroit Urban Legends to Spook Your Teens

We may not be Transylvania, but Detroit urban legends abound in our neck of the woods. Share a few with your older kids to make their skin crawl – just a bit.

What Are the Warning Signs of Teenage Suicide?

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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.

How to Properly Shave: Tips for Tweens and Teens

Kids facing a hairy situation? Here is some advice for boys and girls on how to properly shave when they're ready to tackle razors.

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.

Helping Teens That Are Adjusting to a New Sibling

Being parent to a later-in-life child can be tricky when you've already got older kids. Here's how to assist teens that are adjusting to a new sibling.
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