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Dieting Teens Become Dieting Adults, Study Shows

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Concerned your teens' dieting and body image issues could be more than just a passing chapter in their lives? There may be reason for worry.
A new study finds dieting and unhealthy weight loss is often carried...
Unhealthy dieting methods rose among both boys and girls as they aged.

TV Not to Blame for Teens' Sleepless Nights

Teenagers are not staying up late at night to watch television. Credit: Corbis The good news is that your teenager daughter is not spending the night with Jimmy Fallon. The bad news your son might be losing sleep over a fourth-level...True time bandits are the Internet and video games. Curse you, Lara Croft!

Should You Give Condoms to Your Teen? From Dr. Drew

A conflicted mother asks sex and addiction expert Dr. Drew whether or not she should supply condoms to your sexually active teenager. Watch the video to see what Dr. Drew advises!
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A conflicted mother asks sex and addiction expert Dr. Drew whether or not she should supply condoms to your sexually active teenager.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Rare in Teens, but When it Hits, it Hits Hard, Study Shows

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Only a small fraction of teens end up with chronic fatigue syndrome. Credit: Getty Images With the late-night hours they keep, it's hard to believe more teens aren't chronically knocked off...
The condition affects parents of teens, too.

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 believe in physical punishment at all for any reason. Thanks. Signed, Wanting Help! Dear Wanting,...
How do I get my 7-year old daughter to stop trying to get out of chores?

Teen Drug Use of Marijuana, Ecstasy on an Upswing

Drug and alcohol use are on the upswing among teens. Credit: Getty Images Just when you thought you could take a breather from stressing over your teen doing drugs, a new study shows pot, booze and ecstasy use are on the upswing. ...Ecstasy use among teens is up 70 percent since 2008.

Should Teens Be Required to Have Parental Consent for Abortions?

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In Delaware, "Legislation introduced Tuesday in the House would require parental consent for minors under 18 to get an abortion," according to DelawareOnline.com.
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It's True: Teens Really Are Going to Be All Right

The kids WILL be OK. Credit: Corbis For parents of teens, it seems like every day brings more news of sex, drugs, bullying and stalking on the Internet. It makes you want to freeze your tweens and tots before they enter this land of...Cheer up, Mom and Dad! Teen pregnancy and suicide are on the decline.

Is it OK To Take Underage Kids To R-Rated Movies?

Former "Friends" star David Schwimmer has directed a new film called "Trust", which tells the story of "a family torn apart after their daughter is victimized and sexually assaulted by a man she meets online," according to MTV News. "Trust" is rated..."Trust", a new film directed by David Schwimmer, is rated R, but the actor turned director thinks parents should bring their teens... what do yout think?

SmackDown: Is College Sex Site Worse Than Your Average Hookup?

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Here's a Thought: Hit the Books, Not the Sack! by Jennifer Mattern Ah, college! One's first foray into adulthood, a time of self-growth, newfound wisdom, and rampant casual...
Is an online booty call worse? Two parents duke it out.

Books Can Help in Talking to Kids About Sex

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When it comes to raising children, sometimes you just want to be told the right thing to say or do.
Debra Haffner, a former president of the Sexuality Information and...
You might not be able to find the right words to talk to your kids about sex, but these books can help.

Facebook Can Lead to Depression in Adolescents, Report Says

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Facebook depression is common among teens. Credit: Getty Images Just when you think you've got the whole social media thing covered with your tween or teen, a new tech-related monster rears its...
Just when you think you've got the whole social media thing covered with your tween or teen, a new tech-related monster rears its ugly head.

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?
This question has two parts. The first is about the age-old problem of getting kids up in the morning...
Does your teen seem tired all the time? She's probably not getting enough sleep.

When 20-Somethings Move Back Home, It's Not Such a Horrible Thing, Study Says

It's OK if they move back in! Credit: Getty Images If you happen to look out your window only to find a moving van backing up into your driveway with your 20-something son hopping out and saying "Hey, Mom, I'm back," you're in good...A new study that finds young adults are heading back to the homestead in rising numbers -- and that it's alright, Time magazine reports.

Teen Sex Ed Taught Mostly by Schools, Families, Study Shows

Girls are more likely than boys to be exposed to information about hormonal birth control. Source: Getty
Ask most parents, and they'll agree it's crucial kids receive accurate, trusted information about sexual issues.
But while you...
Schools and family are the most common and trusted sources when it comes to sex ed.

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