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 The teen years can be difficult. You may feel like you're talking to a brick wall. Learn how to break down barriers and open the lines of communication.

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Recognizing the Signs of Anxiety and Depression in Children

Disrespectful Daughter after Divorce

Refusing to Do Homework

Our son refuses to do his homework. We've tried sending him to a teacher after school to get help/tutoring. Any suggestions?

What Every Parent Should Know About Prescription Medication Use by Teens

How to Stop Constant Bickering Between Brothers

I am wondering how to stop the constant bickering between an 11-year-old and his 12-1/2-year-old brother. It’s getting ridiculous, the things they bicker about.

Single Mom with a Mentally Ill Daughter and a Son Who Has Become Dangerous

I am a single mom with a mentally ill daughter and a son who has such deep-seated anger that he has become dangerous.

Two Teenage Boys Messing Around with Drugs

I have two teenage boys, ages 15 and 17. Both are messing around with all kinds of drugs and have been kicked out of high schools for selling drugs. They won't go to school. They skip all the time.

Four Tips to Help Your Teens Make Good Clothing Choices

Here are some tips for helping your kids dress so they’re happy and you aren’t scandalized every time they walk out the door.

Appropriate Consequences for Chore-Ditching Teens

One of the most common complaints parents have about their teens is that they refuse to do chores. What are the most effective and appropriate consequences?

When Disciplining, Be Like a Dispassionate Cop

Getting angry, raising your voice, and taking a threatening stance not only is unnecessary but actually jeopardizes the success of the discipline and your relationship with your teen.

What Do I Do When My Teen Won’t Do Homework?

They should miss out on doing things they want to do until their homework is complete. They also need to take responsibility and apologize to both the parents and the teacher.

A 15-Year-Old Out of Control

I need help with my 15-year-old son. I am a single mother with limited income, and I’m out of options. He is a former honor student getting F’s in his four major core classes due to missing homework.

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