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Try This: How Do You Punish a Teenager?

Your rebellious teenager is acting up and you know that banning dessert or giving timeouts won't work anymore. So, now what? When it...
Moms chime in on what works.

The Chinese Mom Gets Her Just Desserts: Does Strict Parenting Spell Success?

Amy Chua, aka The Chinese Mom, author of "The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom," is the woman who rejected her 4-year-old's homemade birthday card because...It's time to treat the Tiger Mom to some of her own medicine. She wants results. I got them.

Is Bieber Fever Hazardous to Mental Health?

Do you have Bieber fever? Credit: Chris Polk/KCA2010/Getty Images for KC Parents of tweenage girls, Twitterers, trend-watchers-and the...Justin Bieber plus canoodling gal pal equal lethal tweets.

This Holiday Season, Let Them Be Kids

A woman who attended my workshop took me aside to tell me about her son and his friend. They are 15, and the friend was dealing with some really...Teens are under so much pressure to behave older than they feel that it is a complete relief when they can allow themselves to let their hair down and really relax with their friends. And sometimes it makes them feel happy and comfortable to play like little kids.
Charles Sykes, AP

Miley Cyrus, Salvia and Parenting in the YouTube Age

Good parenting seems to get new enemies all the time: new drugs, new media, new "role models." This month's culprits: salvia divinorum, YouTube,...Good parenting seems to get new enemies all the time: new drugs, new media, new "role models." This month's culprits: salvia divinorum, YouTube, Miley Cyrus.

Coming of Age Ceremonies Transform 'The Curse' Into a Celebration Embracing Womanhood

The Brave Heart Society believes that the transition to womanhood is something to be celebrated. Courtesy of The Brave Heart Society
Remember...
Remember when getting your period was a mortifying event? Not anymore. A group of South Dakota women have revived and reinvented a centuries-old ritual that celebrates a girl's entrance into womanhood.

Your Kid Crazy? Don't Worry, It's a Big Club

Is moodiness in teens a medical condition? Credit: Getty Images
Teenagers are nuts. Tell you something you don't know? Very well. Let's get...
Teens suffer from depression, anxiety, panic, hyperactivity and short attention spans. Who woulda thunk it?

Caution: New Teen Driver, Terrified Parent

It's easy enough for the folks at AAA to say parents need to spend more time teaching teenagers how to drive. Sure, let those people hurtle...Study says parents need to spend more time on the road with inexperienced, jittery and dim-witted teen drivers

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