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Effects of social media on teens

How Does Social Media Affect Teenagers?

The amount of social media teens use today is staggering, and many parents wonder about social media’s effects on teens. How does social media affect teenagers’ mental, emotional, and physical development? We got answers from Kristin Johnson, author of a guide to online etiquette for teenagers.

Teen dating photo with the sun in the background.

What Parents Need to Know about Teen Dating

It’s confusing for parents when teens venture into the world of teen dating. You probably have a wealth of knowledge, but how do you share this information? By understanding the reality of modern teen dating you can ensure your teen has a safe and positive experience!

A man co parenting his two kids.

How to Be an Amazing Co Parent

Divorce doesn’t have to be terrible for a child. All it takes is a set of dedicated, empathetic parents and some simple co parenting practices to turn a negative into a positive. In this article, I’ll show you how to excel in your co parenting role.

Tips for dealing with anger management for teens.

Anger Management for Teens

Highly-emotional teenagers can be hard to manage, but hopefully some of these solutions work for you. Teaching anger management for teens can reduce tension at home while preparing your teenager for a healthier future.

A teenager experiences teen stress.

The Ultimate Guide to Teen Stress

A lot of research has been done and there are proven things parents can do to help with teen stress. In this article, I’ll walk you through what the science reveals are the top stressors for teens along with the best ways to combat teen stress.


Empathic Listening for Parents

Does it ever seem that the more you try to engage with your child, the more they pull away? Empathic listening can help you break through and connect without lecturing. Learn it from Mark Goulston, author of the #1 book on listening.


How to Win Power Struggles

How do you stop a power struggle with a defiant kid? In this complete guide, bestselling author Oren Klaff reveals how parents can use “Frame Control,” his revolutionary approach to breaking down power struggles.


Oppositional Defiant Disorder

ODD in children and teens can be a nightmare for parents to deal with. Thankfully, there are some strategies that work. This guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder in children was provided by Sean Grover, the author of When Kids Call the Shots.


Ep 50: Teenagers Under Pressure

Lisa Damour, bestselling author of Untangled and Under Pressure, reveals a startling trend on this episode: stress and anxiety are on the rise among teenage girls. Learn why this is happening and what parents can do about it from the psychologist who writes the adolescence column for the New York Times.


Ep 49: Risky Behaviors and Self Harm

Michelle Mitchell, author of 5 parenting books, shares some surprising facts from her newest book, Self Harm. She says teens act reckless and harm themselves when they can’t find a better way to deal with strong negative emotions. Thankfully, there’s a lot parents can do to help.