Expert Advice: Teens


Autism Questions Answered by Doctor

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A doctor and father of a child with autism answers reader's questions.

How to Obtain Guardianship for Adults With Autism

Credit: Corbis Once a child turns 18, he or she is legally considered an adult and, therefore, permitted to make his or her own choices...Many parents of teens with autism are learning they are not automatically considered their child's legal guardian.
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Computer and Video Games Make My Boys Forget Homework and Even Dinner!

Dear AdviceMama, Once my sons are on the computer or video game, I can't get them to come to dinner or do their homework. They say they aren'...
Can't get your kids to unplug? Take a look at your own tech behavior.
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Does It Have to Be a Chore to Get My Daughter to Do Chores?

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How do I get my 7-year old daughter to stop trying to get out of chores? I have tried everything except spanking. I do not belie...
How do I get my 7-year old daughter to stop trying to get out of chores?
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Help! I Can't Get My Teen Out of Bed in the Morning Without Shouting and Drama!

I have to scream every morning to get my 16-year old daughter up for school. She stays up too late and is always tired. Any suggestions?
Does your teen seem tired all the time? She's probably not getting enough sleep.
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My Daughter Is Sassy! What Should I Do?

Dear AdviceMama, My daughter is almost 12 years old. She is very good about doing what I ask, but sometimes she responds to me in a disrespect...
AdviceMama gives some tips on how to handle a tween with a 'tude.

Managing Exposure to Violent Media

Not everything they watch contains sunshine and giggles. Credit: Getty Images Ask your kids to tell you about a violent scene in a TV s...Studies show that exposure to lots of media violence affects kids' behavior.

Illegal Downloads: When Sharing Becomes Stealing

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