Teens

Protect and guide your child through the toughest phase of growing up.

Discipline: Setting & Enforcing Boundaries

When it comes to teens, boundaries are more important than ever.
Ask Dr. Meg: How can I help my aggressive 16-year-old?

Raising a happy teenager can sound like a tall order. Here's how to help your teen through tough times.

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Connecting with your teen

Staying connected to your child during their tumultuous teen years is the most important thing for his well-being. Dr. Cloud weighs in.

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Ask Dr. Meg: Can I trust my teen?

Dr. Meg shares her thoughts on the importance of trust, and how to establish strong communication between parents and teens.

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Creating and enforcing boundaries with the ones you love

Psychologist and author Dr. Henry Cloud gives expert advice on keeping your kids safe and accountable.

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Ask Dr. Meg: Teens and sibling rivalry? Help!

Teenage sisters, insecurities, and cutting remarks can be a recipe for the perfect storm. Dr. Meg offers advice to a worried mom.

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The three biggest parenting dilemmas, and how to survive them

After 30 years as a parenting expert, I've seen it all. Here are 3 common parenting situations that test all families.

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The surprising secret to disciplining boys

Parents consistently lament to me that their sons won't listen and behave. That is, until I shared this expert tip.

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Ask Dr. Meg: My teens are out of control!

Dr. Meg shares her clinical evaluation of bipolar disorder and steps to solving a bad case of teen rebellion.

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Ask Dr. Meg: My teen doesn't respect the rules

Teenage rebellion is a serious problem—not only for you, but for them. Here's how to reinforce boundaries that stick.

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Sexuality

Parents cannot afford to skirt this issue. Talk to your teen now, before it's too late.
Ask Dr. Meg: I'm worried about my daughter's promiscuity

A child acting out sexually is a cry for help. Parents, you need to answer this plea before your child further hurts herself.

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Do your children understand the importance of marriage?

Dr. Meg and relationship expert Dr. Parrott share tips for teaching children to value marriage.

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If you don't talk to your teen about sex, someone else will

Help your teen make wise and informed decisions about her body. These are three lessons they need to hear from you.

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My teen caught us having sex. Help!

This is an embarrassing, but common, situation. Here's how to discuss sex as a parent to your teen, step by step.

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The STD you haven't heard about

The topic of teens and sex is serious. This is the worst repercussion of teen sex I've seen. You need to protect your child from it.

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Discussing sex with your child at every age

Talking to your kids about sex can be an intimidating task, but it's so important to their future. Use these tips to get started.

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Ask Dr. Meg: I am worried about my daughter's self-esteem

The best way to help raise a girl’s self-esteem (at any age) is by having her father give her affection. Here's why.

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Ask Dr. Meg: My teen is addicted to porn

The media throws sexualized messages at our kids every single day, and we parents have to be there to help overcome this as a family.

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Your child is being overexposed to sex — say something before it's too late

Dr. Meg provides clinical insight into teaching our children what love really is with clarity and strength.

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A doctor's take on the HPV vaccine

Dr. Meg weighs in with her clinical perspective and practical insight on this hot-button issue of vaccination for teens.

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Social Media & Technology

Screen use and safety go hand in hand. Are you doing enough to protect your teen?
New study finds teen depression and suicide on the rise

While all teens are spending more time on screens, social media affects girls differently. Here's what research tells us.

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The case for dialing down social media

Teens are at major risk when overexposed to social media. Here's how you can help your teen balance and protect their development.

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Expert advice on "safe" technology for kids

With social media creating an increase in online bullying, we have never needed parental action more.

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A pediatric guide to detecting depression in your child

When a child’s mental health suffers, so does the entire family. Here's how to differentiate between moods and disorders.

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Keeping your child safe online

If you choose to allow your child to use social media, it is so important to begin by setting healthy boundaries. Start here.

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Technology boundaries and the effects of screen time, Part 1

Dr. Meg talks to expert Tim Winter on screen time and how it affects our children.

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Technology boundaries and the effects of screen time, Part 2

Dr. Meg talks to expert Tim Winter on screen time and how it affects our children.

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Creating healthy tech boundaries for your kids

Navigating social media is tougher than ever — Dr. Meg enlists an expert to help parents guide kids through this generational pressure.

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The cyberbullying epidemic, and what you can do about it

Cyberbullying is damaging for teens and creates lifelong scars. Use these tips to become your child's advocate.

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Tweens and social media — the perfect time to teach balance

Everything you need to know about setting standards and expectations when introducing rules for screen time.

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Are your kids getting too much screen time?

Dr. Meg shares age-appropriate screen time use, and what to do if your child is getting too much.

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