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Teens can be tough to figure out. Could your kid be depressed? Or is it just the common mood swings and angst of the teen years? Here's how to tell.
Mark Mero, a former WWE champion turned inspirational school speaker, discusses how parents can help empower teens to make the right choices, prevent bullying, and deal with peer pressure.
Modern heroines — from video games, popular cartoons, and revived characters of our own childhood — are inventors, wordsmiths, and unafraid to speak up for themselves and what’s right. Meet — and introduce your little princess to — the 21 coolest girls around.
Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., author of "Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence," shares why adolescence lasts for a longer period of time now than ever before, and how you can help guide your teen through positive influences.
'Affluenza' is the psychological dysfunction caused by the obsessive and competitive pursuit for more; more money, more material items, more power. While there is pressure on children from affluent homes to be the best, the sense of entitlement that comes with it can be a detriment to your child.
Author Danah Boyd shares what's really going on with teens and social media, including whether social media addiction is real, cyber bullying, online privacy, and how technology impacts teens.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America recently launched nine interactive tools online to help teens make healthy decisions, which incorporate age-appropriate sex education. The tools help teens start conversations about sex and dating with their parents, tips to avoid risky sexual situations, and help them better plan their future.
We spoke to Nicholas Strouse, LCSW, of Westport Family Counseling to get tips on handling tween's embarrassment of dressing up for Halloween, talking to your tween or teen about their inappropriate costume, and how to handle your teens mischievous Halloween behavior and pulling pranks on others.
If you suspect your teen is using drugs or drinking alcohol, there are places you can turn to for help. Here is a list of substance abuse resources in the New York metro area, including Rockland, Westchester, Fairfield, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.
Driving-Tests.org recently released a new, free Parent-Teen Safe Driving Contract to raise awareness of teenagers driving safely,as well as seven back-to-school safety tips for teen drivers.
When your high school graduate left for college in August, they weren't the only one making a transition: parents face emotional and lifestyle adjustments, too. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital physicians offer expert tips for parents and children on topics including redecorating your child's room, credit cards, and keeping in touch.
The constant struggle of communication between parents and teenagers will always be on the foreground of the parenting world. Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC explores what happens when teenagers discover pornography, the possibility of porn addiction, and how to cope and talk with your teen about the subject.
Eating Recovery Center urges parents to be vigilant about signs of eating disorders in college freshmen as they return home from school.
Does your teen see herself as fat when she’s not—and measure her self-worth by her weight? Learn the early warning signs of eating disorders (perhaps surprisingly, for boys as well as girls).
Approximately 10 percent of individuals with anorexia or bulimia, and an estimated 40 percent of those with binge eating disorder, are male—and some mental health professionals believe these percentages are increasing.
Must you spend lots of cash to keep your teens happy this holiday? One Long Island mom weighs in.
Although today’s teens may face many challenges on their journey to adulthood, empowering them with good manners helps ease a smooth and successful transition into adult social and business situations.
Read this fact sheet for teens about smoking and asthma, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital/Yale New Haven Health.
Your child's friends and relationships have more of an effect on his schoolwork and grades than you may think. Kids with a positive social life tend to perform better academically. Vera Borukhov, a Queens tutor and teacher, offers tips on how to help your child succeed in school by developing the right friendships.
Silvana Clark, aka The Fun Consultant, offers parents creative tips on how to make chores fun - or at least more tolerable - for kids. Drawing tips from her book "Fun-Filled Parenting," Clark explains how to help kids of all ages - from toddlers to teens - put a positive spin on chores and establish a good work ethic early on.
Millions of families each year face the question of how to pay for college. And it’s not one that’s easily answered without the help of some kind of financial aid. A survey by The Princeton Review found that 86 percent of college applicants and parents of applicants said that financial aid would be "very necessary."
With the unemployment rate hovering around 24 percent for teenagers, many may have to work extra hard to grab that part-time summer job this year. Here, Joseph Peri, president of Junior Achievement New York, offers teens advice on how to land a summer position in a tough economy.
Attention all football and video game fanatics, the voting has ended. Electronic Arts Inc. announced April 26 that Peyton Hillis, running back for the Cleveland Browns, was selected by millions of fans across the country to grace the cover of the Madden NFL 12 football video game. Hillis, a No. 10 seed, defeated former Madden NFL 04 cover athlete and No. 3 seed Michael Vick (QB, Eagles) in the finals of an unprecedented campaign with ESPN.com and SportsNation that allowed fans to determine, by an online vote that was open to the public, the football player to be featured on the cover of Madden NFL 12 when the game launches on August 30.
Scientists stress hazard-detection training is needed to keep teen drivers safe.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Fairfield County, CT.