Teenagers (13-18)

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should my teen still sleep with a stuffed animal

my daughter is 13 about to be 14 and she sleeps with a stuffed frog still she got it at the age of 4 and i dont know if we should throw it away i dont know if she should sleep with it anymore 

11 parents of teenagers make us laugh about the most humbling job there is

If the baby years were filled with spit-up and the toddler years with tantrums, the teen years are definitely all about the eye rolls. And sighs. And general air of “God, you don’t know anything, Mom and Dad.” Make no mistake about it: Teens are awesome, smart, driven and... more

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What are the best cough drops that actually help you stop coughing?

What are the best cough drops that actually help you stop coughing? My 16 year old daughter is recovering from a cold and still having the occasional coughing fit.

20 questions for getting to know your teenager

In elementary school, kids look up to their parents. But during adolescence? Not so much. “Teenagers rebel because they want to be different from their parents, plain and simple,” says Sean Grover, LCSW, author of “When Kids Call the Shots: How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully and... more

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When do girls typically start shaving their legs now a days? How about armpits?

My daughter's blonde leg hairs haven't been an issue until all her friends started shaving. I don't want her to grow up too soon. When should she start shaving her legs? How about under her arms?

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Why is my 14 year old son sleeping all the time?

My 14 year old son used to be so active, but now sleeps every afternoon on the weekend, takes naps after lunch, and is sleepy early at night. Most parents complain their boys do not get enough sleep, but mine is the exact opposite. Is this normal?

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How to Fake a Fever and Get Out of School

My 14 year old daughter is quite ingenious. She actually researched how to fake a fever this week and tried to trick me into letting her skip school. Thankfully, I knew what to look for. Have your kids ever done this? Here's how they might try to fake a... more

5 warning signs your kid is overscheduled

Scheduling your child in extracurricular activities, such as sports, music lessons or art classes, has numerous benefits, such as helping them develop new skills, interests and time management abilities. It also looks great on college applications. But too much of it can have harmful effects. With the rise of helicopter... more