Teen Challenges

Get through those rough patches of adolescence.

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Having "The Sex Talk"

Telling kids everything they need to know about sex requires an 18-year-long conversation if parents want them to make the right choices.
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When Good Kids Do Bad Things

The hard facts and concrete advice about kids and dangerous behavior.
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Should Your Teen Work?

Research suggests that kids who work during the school year may be cheating themselves. Here's how parents can help.
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Is Taking Time Off After High School a Good Idea?

Taking time off between high school and college isn't slacking. It's a time-honored way for teens to explore the world and improve their academic careers. Taking a gap year can be a good idea for your teen! If your child is considering a break, and trying to figuring out what to do during gap year, our tips can help.
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7 Rules to Follow When Your Teen Wants to Start Dating

The idea of your teen dating can be scary and mystifying. Don’t dread this stage. Follow our tips to create an open dialogue with your teen as you navigate the dating years together.
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More Teen Challenges

Teens and Freedom

How much freedom should a teenager have? Freedom helps teens learn more about how to take care of themselves and interact well with others. But granting too much freedom is just as bad as giving too little. Learn how to best set boundaries with teens and establish some basic house rules.
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How to Begin Talking About Sex

Teen pregnancy expert Sarah Brown has some advice for starting a conversation with your teen about sex.
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The Teen Dating Game

Learn why it's important to establish guidelines before your teen begins the dating game! These dating tips for teens can help you open the conversation with your child and better discuss teen dating guidelines, date night ideas, and dating rules.