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The Best First Jobs for Teens

The Best First Jobs for Teens

What teens and tweens need to know to earn their first paycheck

Teen Launches App for Kids to Find a Place to Sit in the Cafeteria

Teen Launches App for Kids to Find a Place to Sit in the Cafeteria

Natalie Hampton, 16, is the creator of Sit With Us: an app that allows students to find a group to sit with in the cafeteria to avoid eating alone.

Gap Year: How Teens Are Spending Time Between High School and College

Gap Year: How Teens Are Spending Time Between High School and College

Many high school graduates are opting to take a year “off” before starting college. But far from doing nothing, they are participating in programs and gaining experiences that set them up for success.

How Can Adults Help Teens Make Better Decisions?

How Can Adults Help Teens Make Better Decisions?

Experts share what adults can do to help teens make better behavior choices.

New Poll Shows NYC Teens' Online Behavior

New Poll Shows NYC Teens' Online Behavior

A new survey shows a discrepancy between what New York City parents think and what teens experience when online using social media, and reveals rampant cyberbullying among middle and high school aged kids.

Talking to Your Kids About Body Image

Talking to Your Kids About Body Image

With the barrage of media telling kids their value is in their looks, we often wonder when to talk to them about body image and self-esteem. Hint: Now.

The 2016 Kids' Cover Contest Is Now Open!

The 2016 Kids' Cover Contest Is Now Open!

Enter your child in the 2016 NYMetroParents Kids' Cover Contest for the chance to see your cutie on a cover of an upcoming magazine and win awesome prizes!

Growing Pains: Surviving the Tumultuous Teen Years

Growing Pains: Surviving the Tumultuous Teen Years

This father shared how he was able to rekindle his relationship with his daughter as she navigated through being a teenager.

Advice From a Young Girl on How to Follow Your Dreams

Advice From a Young Girl on How to Follow Your Dreams

Carrie Berk teaches us how to follow our dreams and live with passion and purpose.

New Advice on Talking About Teen Drinking

New Advice on Talking About Teen Drinking

As a child turns into a teen, many parents find worries increase. And one of the issues that can cause stress is the growing problem of underage drinking. A new study offers insight. Noted local experts offer advice.

Getting Through Menopause and Puberty at the Same Time

Getting Through Menopause and Puberty at the Same Time

With women becoming mothers later in life, they commonly go through menopause at the same time their daughter is going through puberty. Here are five ways to deal with the house full of hormones.

That Inspirational Poem Going Viral? It's by a Brooklyn Teen

That Inspirational Poem Going Viral? It's by a Brooklyn Teen

'Worst Day Ever?'--a poem being shared on social media by millions--came from the mind of a 17-year-old Brooklyn teen.

Is Your Teen Depressed...or Just Acting His Age?

Is Your Teen Depressed...or Just Acting His Age?

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.

Empower Teens to Make Good Choices

Empower Teens to Make Good Choices

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.

GIRL POWER! Empowering Pop-Culture Role Models for Girls

GIRL POWER! Empowering Pop-Culture Role Models for Girls

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.

How to Turn Your Child's Teen Years into an Age of Opportunity

How to Turn Your Child's Teen Years into an Age of Opportunity

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.

Help Your Children Overcome 'Affluenza'

Help Your Children Overcome 'Affluenza'

'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.

NYMP Q&A: Teens and Social Media

NYMP Q&A: Teens and Social Media

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 Launches Apps to Help Teens Make Healthy Decisions

Planned Parenthood Launches Apps to Help Teens Make Healthy Decisions

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Handle My Tween's Mysterious Halloween Behavior?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Handle My Tween's Mysterious Halloween Behavior?

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.

Where to Get Help If You Think Your Teen Is Using Drugs

Where to Get Help If You Think Your Teen Is Using Drugs

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.

Back-To-School Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

Back-To-School Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

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.

Advice on Empty-Nest Syndrome

Advice on Empty-Nest Syndrome

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.

Kids, Porn, and Parents

Kids, Porn, and Parents

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.

Detecting Eating Disorders in College Freshmen

Detecting Eating Disorders in College Freshmen

Eating Recovery Center urges parents to be vigilant about signs of eating disorders in college freshmen as they return home from school.




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