Teens & Tweens
Sometimes you are totally frustrated at the up and down moods of your teen. But other times you find yourself just amazed on the independence, confidence and determination as the start their journey to adulthood. These topics may provide thoughts on how to maintain sanity and a strong bond with your ever-changing teen.
Teens & Tweens Feature Articles
The Latest on Teen "Sexting"
Parents of teenagers today are concerned about "sexting " a disturbing trend defined as the sending of sexually explicit messages or photos primarily via cell phones.
SAT & ACT - what you & your teen should know
If your son or daughter plans to attend college there's no escaping standardized testing. However, families do have some control over which test the teen takes, how often they decide to take it, and how they choose to prepare for it.
Be a Do-Gooder! - The Benefits of Volunteering
Regardless of which volunteer opportunity you chose, the most important lesson, according to volunteers of all ages, is that you put others before yourself and donate your time.
Strengthening That Bond With Your Tween
If you parent a tween, then you probably know how easily tweens can become TOO BUSY, even for you! While their social life is important, the following tips may help strengthen bonds with family members.
Teen Behavior - It Must be Neurological
How does a once predictable and well-behaved child turn into an erratic and irritable stranger? Hormones might help to explain mood swings, but adolescent angst is much more complicated than that.
Preparing emotionally for your teen's first-time departure for college can help everyone have a more successful experience on this significant day.
Taking Advantage of College Extras
Choosing a college today is comparable to purchasing a new car each year. With such an important, and costly decision, your teen can be better equiped when using these offered 'extras' to find the perfect school.
How Teens Grieve Online and Off
What parents should know about the changing shape of grief in our electronic environment and what online grieving is.
Your Teen's Braces - For Better or Worse
Today, braces are made with less cumbersome materials which makes "metal mouth" a thing of the past.
College Applications 101
With a little thought and preparation,the application process can be a highly rewarding, exciting, and ultimately successful time as well.
Make the Most of Summer
No More Lazy Days of Summer: When teenagers use their free time to expand their knowledge base by volunteering, working or taking classes, college admissions officers and future employers take notice. Here's tips to help your teen.
College Tours 101
Here are 10 tips to make the college search a more successful activity.
In the Mood: Teens & Mood Swings
One minute she's in a fabulous mood. The next, she's Cruella D'Evil with a hangover! Hold your breath. These are the times you need to find your sense of humor and a cup of herbal tea.