Social & Emotional Growth: Teens

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Are Tweens Really Ready to Babysit?

Even if they have training, are tweens really ready to watch your baby? Credit: Getty Images
Thrilled that your neighbor's kid is finally old...
Hiring a tween to babysit your child? She may be too busy watching Nick Teen to do a good job.

Worried About Your Child's School-Related Anxieties? Here's How to Help

Take your child's concerns seriously. Credit: Getty Images
Most parents anticipate a certain level of back-to-school jitters for our kids, and...
By knowing what to expect, parents can help their children deal with worries they might not understand themselves.

Ellen DeGeneres Speaks Out Against Bullying

Ellen DeGeneres knows from whence she speaks. Listen to her. And if you want more help on how to deal with bullies, contact the Trevor Project,...Ellen DeGeneres knows from whence she speaks. Listen to her. And if you want more help on how to deal with bullies, contact the Trevor Project, the Pacer Center: National Center for Bullying Prevention and Matthew's Place.

Secret Sex Video Linked to New Jersey College Student's Suicide

ISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - The death of a Rutgers University freshman stirred outrage and remorse on campus from classmates who wished they could have...The death of a Rutgers University freshman stirred outrage and remorse on campus from classmates who wished they could have stopped the teen from jumping off a bridge last week after a recording of him having a sexual encounter with a man was broadcast online.

Daughters Say Dads Should Do More to Prepare Them for Sex and Dating

Dads, do you want your daughters to feel prepared for relationships? Then talk to them. Credit: Getty Images
Well, dads, it looks like you no...
Trying to get out of "the talk" with your daughter? A new study reports that a vast majority of young women feel their dads could have done better in helping to prepare them for sexuality and dating.

Teens and Sex: Love Makes Teen Sex Less Academically Harmful

Having sex doesn't mean your kid's grades will tank. Credit: Corbis
Good news for parents stressing over the secret sex lives of their...
Good news for parents stressing over the secret sex lives of their teens. Turns out the (sexually active) kids are going to be alright on the academic front, as long as they are in a committed relationship, a new study finds.

Hide the Beer - Professors Are Saving on Rent and Moving Into College Dorms

The newest trend on college campuses? Professors -- and sometimes their families -- as dorm dwellers. Lured by rent-free living, coaxed by...Dozens of colleges, from Colorado to North Carolina to Washington, D.C., are renewing an old tradition where professors lived in dorms in exchange for free rent.

Abortion Psychologically Damages Teen Girls? Not Really, Study Says

Guilt? Not here. Credit: Corbis
Do not get an abortion. Never mind all the moral and philosophical arguments. You will be wracked with guilt and...
A new study says girls who get abortions are no more likely to feel guilty or depressed than their peers who got pregnant and had their babies.

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