A reader asks what the deal is with “gender fluidity” among teens; why is it on the rise, and how should we respond to it?
A lifetime of nagging my children in the name of “helping” is coming to a close, because we all need me to back off. It’s hard, but I’m working on it.
Even though we’ve been incredibly lucky to have a great teacher in our lives as long as we have, saying goodbye is never easy.
A reader mustache me a question: Her tween is changing before her eyes, but sometimes those changes mean trying to decide what to bring up and what to let go.
The knife-edge between encouraging my teens to self-advocate and stepping in while I still can is a precarious one, especially in a world that’s unfair.
I remember my first car accident as a teen like it was yesterday. Who knew it would be a useful memory to help me handle my own kid’s first time?
Should you let your kids get Snapchat? This popular app is creative, real and fun but also comes with some big drawbacks.
A mom wants to know how to help her young teen make connections in their new community without overstepping. Can it be done? Maybe.
A remodeling project is always fraught, but throw soon-to-fly-the-coop teens into the mix, and I’m even more neurotic than usual. Surprise.
There’s nothing quite like a contentious election cycle to make you realize your kids are hearing and watching everything.
In a two-career, two-teenager household, is it possible to step back from an atmosphere of constant “busy?” Maybe not, but I’m trying.
Want your child to grow up with a healthy, realistic view of sexuality, and to wait until they’re really ready for intimacy? Read on.
A reader wants to know the value of putting a label on a struggling older child, or does it even matter? I have strong opinions on this one.
With just a few months left before my oldest flies the coop, we survived being in a show together (and had a blast).
As my autistic son grows and matures, his awareness and coping skills grow, too. But I’m still grappling with his awareness (or lack thereof) when he’s sick.
Did you ever check your teen’s texts and find yourself horrified by what their friends are saying? A reader wants to know if she’s overreacting.
Teaching older kids how to make pancakes from scratch is easier than you think. Here’s our tutorial especially for kids; another recipe that kids should know how to cook before they leave home.
As the clock ticks down on my oldest’s remaining time at home before launch, the pushing and pulling between us intensifies, bittersweet.
If you have a teen, chances are you’ve encountered the puzzling phenomenon of your kid not caring about driving. What?? Why don’t today’s teens want to drive?
I’m so tired of the notion that it’s up to parents to figure out their kids’ college choices, and to do so starting in middle school, to boot. That’s silly.