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Does My Teen Have ADD, or Is He Just Too Lazy to Do His Homework?

Dear AdviceMama,
My 14-year-old son is an intelligent young man who is failing school due to his inability to turn in his homework assignments. ...
It's possible that your son has attention and organizational challenges, even if he doesn't qualify for a diagnosis of ADD.

TV Violence and Your Kids

The more violent or aggressive behavior kids see, the more normal it becomes. Credit: Getty Images Every family has a different definit...Studies prove that the more violent or aggressive behavior kids see, the more normal it becomes.

How to Deal With Digital Harassment

Nearly half of young people report that they see people being mean to each other on social networking sites. Credit: Getty Images What ...Digital harassment has real consequences for those who've been targeted.

Cheating Goes High Tech

Sixty-nine percent of schools have policies that don't permit cell phone use, but more than half of all kids ignore them. Credit: Getty I...An unintended consequence of technology has been to make cheating easier for students.
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My Stepdaughter Wishes My Son and I Would Go Away!

Dear AdviceMama, My stepdaughter is causing a ruckus in our household. Recently she revealed that she feels like an outcast and wishes that ...
As you've obviously figured out, developing relationships with stepchildren is easier said than done.

Scary Movies and Your Kids

Kids love scary films. The trick is finding movies with age-appropriate thrills. Credit: Sony Your 9-year-old is clambering for a scary...Kids love scary films. The trick is finding movies with age-appropriate thrills.

Smoking in the Media

As the overall rates of new smokers are declining, cigarette manufacturers have resorted to product placement and print ads to get a new g...As the overall rates of new smokers are declining, cigarette manufacturers have resorted to product placement and print ads to get a new generation hooked on tobacco.

Girls and Body Image

There's no denying that our media and culture are obsessed with women's looks. Credit: Getty Images Read any fashion magazine or watch ...Talking to girls about their bodies is one of the hardest things parents can do – but the constant bombardment of messages about desirable weight and appearance makes this discussion crucial.

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