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 disrespectful way, saying something sassy like, "I heard you!" Other times, as I'm leaving the house she'll...AdviceMama gives some tips on how to handle a tween with a 'tude.
Is Pinocchio your teen's role model? Credit: Corbis
Teens lie. It's not such a shocking revelation. But you may be surprised to learn just how pervasive dishonesty is amongst teens.Eight out of 10 high school students admit they've...Eight out of 10 high school students admit they've lied to a parent about something significant.
Teens are more likely to engage in risky behavior when they're with their friends. Credit: Getty Ever wonder why, on their own, teens seem to live up to their intelligence, but put them in the company of their friends, and their IQs...New research shows peer pressure has a definite effect on the brain.
Do you think Mark Zuckerberg is friends with his parents on Facebook? Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP We know it eats at you that your kid won't accept your friend request on Facebook, but our sincere advice is to snap out of it and...We know it eats at you that your kid won't accept your friend request on Facebook, but our sincere advice is to snap out of it and get a life.
Judy Blume is a favorite among teenage girls. Credit: Amazon While your teen might have some idea of what to read, the 100 listed below might give her some new ideas. Regardless of whether your teen enjoys fantasy books or not, many...Expand your teen's literary horizons with these varied selections.
The game Fugitive has the potential for disaster, according to law enforcement. Credit: Getty Images Police are concerned about a potentially dangerous game where teenagers chase each other in a high-speed version of cops and robbers. ...Police: Stories about dangerous chase game is news to them.
Cigarette smoking is down among teens, but pot use is up. Credit: Chris Jackson, Getty Images There's good news and bad news for parents of teens: Your kids are just saying no to cigarettes and binge drinking, but they're saying yes to...Tobacco use and binge drinking is down among teens, but more are saying yes to pot.
Sick kids might misinterpret their social networks. Credit: Getty Images Making new friends is no easy feat for many teenagers, but a new study published in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior shows those...Does being healthier allow you to make better friends?
A study has found that U.S. gay and lesbian teens -- especially girls -- are more likely to be punished by schools and the criminal justice system. Credit: GettyDuring a year when gay bullying and suicides are increasingly gaining media...Lesbian teens are particularly at risk for unequal treatment from schools and the criminal justice system.
Adolescent bullies and victims are more likely to use alcohol than those not involved in bullying. Credit: CorbisIf your child is a bully, now there's another reason -- aside from common sense and decency -- to reign in his aggressive...Bullies are bellying up to the bottle.
You may be shocked by your daughter's online image. Credit: Getty ImagesThe time your teenage daughter spends on social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace or Twitter may be causing identity confusion, as her online persona probably...She may be all sweet and smart at home, but on Facebook, your teen wants to be known as sexy and funny.
Your kids are probably telling you what you want to hear. Credit: Getty ImagesYour teenager insists he isn't taking drugs, and you believe him. Sucker. A new study shows teenagers are 52 times more likely to test positive for cocaine than...Get this: Teens lie about doing drugs.
Carly and Molly Houlahan started Hives for Lives following their paternal grandfather's death from cancer. Credit: Hives for Lives With a big assist from thousands of bees, two suburban Philadelphia sisters have created a super sweet business...Hives 4 Lives has donated more than $170,000 to cancer research.
Monique Coleman is reaching out to teens and tweens with "GimmeMo." Credit: David Livingston, Getty ImagesOprah Winfrey may be queen when it comes to ruling the female adult audience, but Monique Coleman has her sights set on becoming the go-to...Monique Coleman wants to open the dialogue on tween and teen issues.
Having sex doesn't mean your kid's grades will tank. Credit: CorbisGood 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...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.