Behavior: Tweens

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Colleges are Going Gaga Over Crazy Courses

Your college kid's schedule: linguistics, Latin and Lady Gaga. Credit: Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
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Today's eclectic mix of higher education course offerings ensure that your college student won't spend her lecture time glued to her iPod or nodding off in the back of the classroom.

What Teachers Wish Parents Knew

The most effective way parents can help their children do their best in school is to offer continual support and encouragement of learning. But...The most effective way parents can help their children do their best in school is to offer continual support and encouragement of learning.
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'I'm Not Going to School and You Can't Make Me!'

As the new school year begins, more than a few children are struggling with first day jitters. Some may go so far as to dig in their heels, refusing...

Anxiety Still Rampant in Hurricane Katrina Kids, Study Says

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu talks about the city's recovery and future in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 19. Credit: J. Scott Applewhite, AP
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Ohio Convert Leaves State Custody as She Turns 18

Rifqa Bary, in court in March, has been released from state custody. Credit: Jay LaPrete, AP
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio judge released a...

14-Year-Old Dutch Sailor Girl Heads Out to Sea

Laura Dekker sets sail for Portugal, where she hopes to begin her solo attempt later this year.Credit: Bas Czerwinski, AP
AMSTERDAM (AP) - She's...

Pathological Internet Use Linked to Depression in Teens, Study Shows

Your child's depression might be linked to his Internet use. Credit: Corbis
Your teenager seems moody and depressed? Showing all the signs of...
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No Boundaries for My Son at His Dad's House!

Dear AdviceMama, How do you set boundaries for high school teens (partying, late curfews) when one parent sets limits and the other parent...

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