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.
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.
Cleveland Browns Running Back Peyton Hillis is Selected to be Pictured on the Cover of Madden NFL 12 Video Game
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.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Rockland County, NY.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Westchester County, NY.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers in Brooklyn.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers in Queens.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Manhattan.
Safe and fun hangouts, including library and YMCA centers, for teenagers in Nassau County, Long Island.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Suffolk County, Long Island.
Find safe, fun hangouts and activities for teenagers in the New York metro area as well as support workshops and programs for parents of teens.
From wearing shorts in winter to procrastinating beyond reason, teenage behavior is puzzling and often infuriating. In this personal essay, one mom tries to crack the mystery of her teen daughter's behavior and offers advice to other parents of adolescents.