My Daughter Is Sassy! What Should I Do?

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 ma...
AdviceMama gives some tips on how to handle a tween with a 'tude.

Teens Lie, Like, a Lot, Survey Reveals

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.

Risky Business: In the Company of Friends, Teens Make Bad Decisions, Study Says

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 pl...New research shows peer pressure has a definite effect on the brain.

Your Kids (Still) Don't Want to Be Facebook Friends

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 ge...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.

Top 100 Books for Teens: ParentDish Picks

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.

Fugitive: Dangerous Game of Cat and Mouse or a Phantom Menace?

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.

More Teens Smoking Pot Than Cigarettes

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 Have Fewer Friends Than They Think, Study Shows

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 wi...Does being healthier allow you to make better friends?

Gay Teens Receive Harsher Penalties From Schools, Law Enforcement, Study Reveals

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: Getty
During a year when gay bullying and suicides are increasingly gaining media attent...
Lesbian teens are particularly at risk for unequal treatment from schools and the criminal justice system.

Middle School Bullies More Likely to Use Alcohol, Study Says

Adolescent bullies and victims are more likely to use alcohol than those not involved in bullying. Credit: Corbis
If your child is a bully, now there's another reason -- aside from common sense and decency -- to reign in his aggressive behavior...
Bullies are bellying up to the bottle.

Teenage Girls Portray Themselves as Sexy and Crazy Online, Survey Finds

You may be shocked by your daughter's online image. Credit: Getty Images
The 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 por...
She may be all sweet and smart at home, but on Facebook, your teen wants to be known as sexy and funny.

Shocker: Teens Not Truthful About Drug Use

Your kids are probably telling you what you want to hear. Credit: Getty Images
Your 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.

Amazing Kids: Sweet Sisters Tend Honey Hives for Lives

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 th...Hives 4 Lives has donated more than $170,000 to cancer research.

Monique Coleman of 'High School Musical' Starts Web Series to Tackle Teen, Tween Issues

Monique Coleman is reaching out to teens and tweens with "GimmeMo." Credit: David Livingston, Getty Images
Oprah 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.

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 teens. Turns out the (sexually active) kids are going to be alright on the academic front, as long as t...
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.


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