How to Help Teenagers Get More Sleep
- Juliann Garey
59% of teens get six or fewer hours of sleep a night, with pretty serious consequences. But parents can help, even if it seems impossible.READ MORE
When Should You Come Between a Teenager and Her Phone?
Now that kids' kids lives are structured more than ever, social media offer an important place to hang out without adult supervision. Why kids need to learn to manage their own technology.READ MORE
I'm 16 and I'm feeling like there is something wrong with me. I may be depressed, but I'm not sure. Please help.
- Stephanie Dowd, PsyD
Adolescent depression is more common than some people think. Take a look at these signs of depression, and see how many fit you.READ MORE
10 Tips for Parenting Your Pre-teen
Keeping communication open, even kids push for more independence, will pay off in the turbulent years of adolescenceREAD MORE
How to Tell if Your Daughter Has ADHD
Girls with ADHD have less obvious symptoms than boys, even if they're hyperactive and impulsive, and they often hide their struggles.READ MORE
What Happens When Teenagers Don't Get Enough Sleep
Many of the behaviors we associate with teens, like risk-taking and moodiness, could be partly caused by a chronic sleep deficit.READ MORE
Why Are Teenagers So Sleep-Deprived?
- Juliann Garey
A perfect storm of biology, technology, homework and overscheduling is keeping them up all hours, and school starts too early in the morningREAD MORE
How to Help Kids Deal With Rejection
Learning to rebound from failure is a key emotional skill that will serve kids well. Don't minimize feelings. Do Encourage Resiliency.READ MORE
My daughter who is self-harming has agreed to see a counselor. Is there anything else we can do?
- Jill Emanuele, PhD
Seeing a counselor will be a good step towards learning how to help her. Beyond that you should be supportive—and get support for yourself if you need it.READ MORE
Help! My Teen Stopped Talking to Me
Teens need their own space but they also need their parents. So while your kid is doing the work of separating, you need to do the work of carefully bridging the gap.READ MORE