Tween Culture


Exercise Helps Overweight Kids Do the Math

Regular exercise boosts brain power. Credit: Corbis
In addition to making fewer trips to the drive-thru, now there's a new incentive ...
Not only does exercise benefit your child's health, but a new study finds that it could help their report card, too.

Try This: How Do You Keep Your Kids Away From the Wrong Crowd?

You can only make your child's play dates for so long until the time comes when they become their own social coordinators. It's out of your h...
Moms give tips on how they keep tabs on their children's social lives.

GPS Tracking Services and Your Teen

Social networks connect kids online. But a new technology takes connecting a step further -- to face-to-face meet-ups. New programs called locatio...If your kids are using one of these apps, make sure that privacy settings are set to their strictest options.

Do You Search Your Child's Bedroom?

Are you wondering what to look for when you search your child's bedroom? New York State Senator Eric Adams wants to show you. Literally show you. O...A New York politician says that children have no legal right to privacy while they live in your home.

SmackDown: Would You Let Your Tween Wear Makeup?

Is there anything wrong with a little bit of lip gloss? Illustration by Dori Hartley
Forget the Face Paint and Let...
A dab of gloss, a touch of eyeshadow ... is it all just for play, or is makeup harmful for tweens?

Politician Offers 'How-To' for Ransacking Your Kids' Rooms

Not to be paranoid or anything, but your little girl could be hiding a small-caliber weapon in her jewelry box. And that baby doll she loves so...Is it parnoid to think your child is smuggling drugs in his teddy bear?

Walmart Launching GeoGirl Makeup Line for Tweens

Lots of little girls love dipping into their mothers' makeup bags, applying lipstick, blush and eyeshadow just like Mommy. And, although many ...
Is 8 too young for girls to wear makeup? Walmart is hoping your tween will buy its new beauty line.

Alcohol in the Media: Tips for Parents

In "Superbad," teens try to use a fake ID to buy alcohol for a party. Credit: Sony
Mixing alcohol and entertainment affects kids.
Mixing alcohol and entertainment affects kids.


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