If raising a teenager is causing you heartache, check out these informative articles on how to make the teen years easier for everyone.

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The Pain of Watching Your Teen Struggle

The teenage years are a time of making some of the best memories of your life as well as dealing with some of the biggest challenges of your life. My teenage years seemed to be mostly the latter and there’s no sum of money you could give me…
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Have Teen Fashions Improved Over the Years

I grew up in the eighties and nineties. The former was one of the most ridiculous decades in fashion since the advent of time itself. The latter was actually quite conservative in comparison. Traveling back in time to the fifties, teen fashions…
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Fighting with Teenage Daughters

An argument with a teenage girl can leave a parent exhausted and considering the benefits of boarding school. Girls by nature tend to be dramatic and complicated. They often lose their ability to adequately communicate when they are angry and…
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Understanding Teenage Behavior

Understanding teenage behavior is a lot like trying to understand Sudoku without the instructions. There are simply too many blank spaces that you don’t know how to fill. Teenagers, for all of their witty charm and endearing attempts at adulthood,…
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Signs Your Teen is on Drugs

According to a survey, most parents miss the warning signs that their teen is using drugs. Until the obvious occurs – such as an arrest or trouble in school, teens have become adept at hiding the truth from their parents. While this is not…
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Signs my Teenager is Depressed - Warning Signs to Watch For!

Teen angst is not depression. Depression in teenagers can appear to be very similar to the normal moodiness teenagers display. Kids tend to be up one minute and down the next as their hormones race out of control and their day to day life varies…
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Should Teenagers Be Able to Lock Their Bedroom Door?

The locked bedroom door. This singular piece of housing hardware can cause a great many fights within families. Quite often, the door-locking situation rears its ugly head when a child turns 12 or 13 years old. Suddenly, the door lock which…
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Setting Boundaries with Teenagers

Teenagers are these odd combinations of very adult behaviors and often appearances and childlike mentalities that crop up to remind us that they are not quite yet adults. They can present themselves like adults, and often look, smell, conduct…
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Pregnancy Before Marriage - Unplanned Pregnancies

Pregnancy before marriage is considered a destructive social ill so the US government has stepped in, determined to curtail this sad phenomenon. The number of births out of wedlock is decreasing gradually - thanks to government and community…
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My Teenage Daughter is Pregnant - It's Not the End of the World

It is something that every parent worries about. Even if you don’t know for sure whether or not your little angel is having sex - chances are she is! I can remember back to my high school days and even the goody goody two shoes, straight A…
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Finding Fun Activities for Teenagers

Teenagers are fickle people. It can be a full time job to keep up with their latest interests and desires since they are changing so fast. Teenagers grow in these monumental leaps forward and yet hand onto childhood dreams well into adulthood.…
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Discovering a Bully in the Household

You’ve probably suspected it for quite some time now. It’s a difficult fact to face and it can even be a scary situation to handle, but the instant you recognize your teenager is bullying people, it is absolutely necessary to intervene.…
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Being Open, Honest and Fair with Your Teenage Daughter

It is really difficult to detect the actual moment that ‘it’ actually starts. Some mothers say it happens with the pre-teens hormones that coincide with menstruation. Others believe it occurs much, much earlier. And regardless of when it…
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I Think My Daughter is Gay - It Should be No Big Deal

This is a true story. I always thought I was the type of person to support my children as long as they were happy and weren’t out in the world hurting anyone. But as I began to see the signs that my daughter may very well be a lesbian, I…
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Low Self Esteem in Teenagers - Look for the Warning Signs

Low self esteem became a pop culture phenomenon in the mid-eighties, and since then has carried a low impact response when in fact low self esteem is a very serious issue facing the majority of today’s teenagers. Having a teenager with…