Teen

So long baby bottles, hello puberty. It's a brave new world when your kid enters the teen and tween years. Here's practical expert parenting advice on how to have the sex talk, navigate teen driving, plan for college and tackle every other problem that you have (or haven't) thought of.

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Teen

Death Rate Among 10-to-19-Year-Olds Is on the Rise: What You Need to Know

This troubling spike is related to issues such as suicide, homicide and gun violence, and drug overdoses. Here's what pa...

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Teen

18 and Counting: Why Parenting Doesn't End When Kids Turns 18

Telling it like it is. Wisdom and candor from a single mom raising three kids.

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How to Improve Communication With Your Teenager

Trying to make meaningful conversation with teenagers doesn’t have to be like pulling teeth. It’s all in your approach.

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How to Tackle Your Teen’s Bad Health Habits

It’s hard enough for you to eat well, exercise regularly, get enough sleep and manage stress. Forget about trying to per...

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Parenting

How to Create More Joy in Your Family & Stop Spreading Negative Energy

When you're overwhelmed with the endless day-to-day responsibilities of life, it's easy spread negative vibes to your fa...

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Why It's OK to Sometimes Let Your Teens Change the Rules

Some child-development experts say negotiating with kids is a big no-no, but moms of teens are trying differents way of ...

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Why It's OK—Even Good—to Skip Your Teen's Recital or Soccer Game Sometimes

When mom practices self-care, it's good for her and the whole family.

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This Is Why Moms Lose It When They Mess Up the Schedule

It may seem like a small mistake to others, but for moms certain scheduling glitches can lead to meltdowns.

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