For some, having college kids come home for the holidays is as joyous as seen one of those old holiday movies, with festive gatherings and delicious food.
Parents who restrict their children's use of new media technologies may be acting counterproductively in the long run, particularly if they claim after-school homework time is the reason.
If your last child is graduating this year, you probably see the empty nest looming with a mixture of dread and elation, with significant anxiety stuck in there, too.
What happens at a party doesn't just stay at the party. In fact, heavy alcohol use or binge drinking during adolescence can actually alter brain structures and function.
Self-worth needs to go beyond appearance fin order to nurture a positive body image. Here are five keys.
How can you prepare your children for sexual culture after high school? Start by being honest about what they are likely to see, giving good examples and bad.
Summer is the perfect time for students of all ages to relax, but it’s also a time when learning loss - the summer slide - can occur. Get some tips here!
Here are some internet and smartphone rules that kids would set for their parents.
Teenagers have altered biological clocks and need more sleep, which suggests that a later school start time for teens might be just what the doctor ordered.
Ways to support teens with autism - and their caregivers - so autistic teenagers can transition into adulthood successfully and independently.
Kids are flocking to theaters to see movies with PG-13 ratings, but it it against the law for a younger child to see a film rated PG-13?
As long as you struggle with your body image, the more likely it is that your child will struggle, too. A family therapist offers her advice.
It's tough to see one of your children in great emotional pain, but there is something very powerful that every parent can do to help.
When children are unmotivated at school, new research suggests their genes may be part of the equation.
More gratitude may be precisely what our society needs to teens who are ready to make a difference in the world.
Are you or your child on the autistic spectrum? Here are 10 tips for teenagers with Asperger Syndrome or mild autism.
When it comes to murder causes, criminologists found five factors that were able to distinguish people who commit homicide from those who don't.
If you want to give your kids an edge in life, teach them to perform under pressure.
Helping kids learn to deal with conflicts in healthy ways is important - but how can you tell they're experiencing bullying or just peer conflict?
It's hard enough to get kids to listen. So how can parents cut through the electronic clutter so texts and emails to teens get through?
Teenage girls like and feel more similar models and actresses, but still find female CEOs and military pilots to be better role models.
Most parents wouldn’t dream of physically punishing their teens, yet their use of harsh verbal discipline may be just as detrimental.
They're three of the hardest words to say, and learning how to say them are necessary for surviving mental illness - and life itself.
Afternoon snacking, particularly on high-protein-soy foods, reduces afternoon appetite, delays eating and reduces unhealthy evening eating in teens.