Favorite Articles

Several dozen parenting articles are posted on the Web every day, and I read many of them. To make finding the “keepers” easier for you, I’ve listed here the ones I find that are well-written, on-target and most useful for parents of adolescents. I hope this helps!

Anne Nickoloff “I Handled Being Unpopular in School By Learning to Be Myself””
Mary Helen Berg “7 Ways to Keep Sports Positive for Teenagers”
Wes Crenshaw “Teen Tattoos: 5 Things to Consider Before Getting Inked”
Jane “8 Simple Rules for My Teenage Driver”
Diana Simeon “The Benefits of Volunteering for Teens? Feeling Good and Plenty More”
Granite Recovery Centers “Addiction Resources for Parents”
The Recovery Village “Teen Addiction”
Addiction Campuses “A Guide on Vaping: A Teen Epidemic”
The Recovery Village “Teen Drug Abuse Statistics and Facts”
Emma Young “Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse, but the rest of the world isn’t listening”
Kirsten Weir “Marijuana and the Developing Brain”
Deborah Gilboa, MD “Teens Can Do Hard Things”
Randye Hoder “Why It’s Still a Big Deal if Your Teen Smokes Pot”
Monica Swanson “What a Teenage Boy Needs Most from His Mom”
Chris Hudson  “13 Ways to Get Kids Talking,”
Sandra Gordon “Risky Teen Behavior: Sharing Information Is Caring”
Jane Parent “What Your Son Wants on the Ride Home from School? Silence, Please!”
Laura Markham “Building a Great Relationship with Your Child”
Jane Parent “On the Car Ride Home, My Son Just Wants to Be Left Alone”
Sherrie Campbell “7 Things Every Child Needs to Hear”
Chris Hudson “15 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Relationship with Your Teenager”
Kimberly Cooper “5 Essential Ways to Connect with Teens”
Fern Weis “Four Steps to Stand Your Ground and Outlast Your Teen”
Dana Suskind “Things You Should Say to Raise Smart Kids Who Think for Themselves”
Debbie Reber “5 Strategies for Effectively Communicating with Your Teen”
Ruth Hill “Active Listening: Hear What People Are Really Saying”
Melissa Taylor “Why Talking about Puberty Is Important”
Ashley Gross and Jon Marcus “High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up for University”
Mary Helen Berg “Academics Are Not Enough. The Importance of Soft Skills for Teens”
Jenny Anderson “Teaching Kids Philosophy Makes Kids Smarter in Math and English”
Christine Elgersma “Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code”
Brett and Kate McKay “50 Best Books for Boys”
Kristine Tye “Transition into High School: Three Tools for Parents of 9th Grade Students”
Rebecca Klein “Being Cool in Middle School May Not be Good for Your Child’s Future”
Joshua Raymond ”I Want My Kids to Fail”
Amy Joyce “9 Tips on How to Be a Good College Parent” 
Stephen Secora “Sophomore Year: Time to Begin Thinking about College”
Anita “How to Get a Bachelors Degree by Age 20 with Zero Debt”
Kristine Tye “Teen Depression and Anxiety – It’s Time to Talk about It”
Alicia Tatar “What Teen Anxiety Looks and Feels Like”
Audrey Mann “Feeling Left Our on Social Media: Was Everyone Invited But Me?”
Chris Hudson “Teen Anger Management: Help for Parents”
Lisa Heffernan “Teen Stress: What Parents Need to Know”
Melinda Smith and Jeanne Segal “Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression”
Lynn Scoresb “4 Things to Remember if Your Teen Is Depressed”
   TED Talks “Turning Kids into Grown-Ups”
Michelle Lehnardt “How to Ruin Your Relationship with Your Teenager”
Tim Elmore “I Want to Give My Kids What I Didn’t Have Growing Up”
Todd Kestin “Keep Calm, and Parent On”
Tim Elmore “The Relationship between Resourcefulness and Sacrifice”
Claude Knobler “Letting It Be: Why I Stopped Trying to Change My Kids”
Jane Parent “3 Parenting Tips for Middle School Parents”
Fern Weis “5 Ways to Stop Being a People Pleaser Parent”
Jennifer Flanders “10 Things Your Teenager Hates”
Jake Van De Walle “An Annoyed Teen Identifies 5 Annoying Things Parents Do”
Kari Kampakis “Prepare the Child for the Road, Not the Road for the Child”
Kate Bayless “What Is Helicopter Parenting?”
Kari Kampakis “10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make”
Leslie Pepper “7 Sanity Savers for Parents of Teens”
L. R. Knost “Practical, Gentle, Effective Discipline”
Amy Peterson “5 Life-Saving Ways You Can Set an Example for Your Teen”
Wendy Moyal, MD “My Daughter Doesn’t Want to Spend Time with Family”
Beth Brooke-Marciniak “Here’s Why Women Who Play Sports Are More Successful”
Dana Hall McCain “Teaching Your Daughter How to Handle Mean Girls”
Joe Kelly “10 Tips for Dads of Daughters”
Emily Miller “Children’s Comprehensive Health Guide – From Newborn to Preteen”
Dr. David Walsh “The Teen Brain on Nicotine”
Cerebral Palsy Guide “Cerebral Palsy Guide”
Dr. Shefali Sabharanjak “Smoking and Adolescent Brain Development”
Jane Parent and
Diana Simeon
“7 Tips for Sleep-Deprived Teens This School Year”
Lisa Damour “Help Your Teen Get Good Sleep Habits”
Robert Myers “Kids Chores List by Age: The Ultimate List of Age-Appropriate Chores”
Maryville University “Strategies to Build Self-Confidence In the Classroom and at Home”
 Jenny Anderson “Teens should have summer jobs, the less glamorous the better”
Lora Bumatay “Does Your Child Have What Future Employers Want?”
Jane Parent “Teaching Your Teen to Deal with Home Emergencies”
Lindsay Hutton “An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Your Child Life Skills”
Susan Merrill “10 Life Skills Your Teen Needs before Leaving Home”
Tim Elmore “The Case for Well-Rounded Kids”
Bill Dwight “7 Practical Tips for Raising Money Smart Kids”
Bill Dwight “5 Ways to Mess Up Allowance So Your Kids Will Never Be Stacking Benjamins”
Tracie “Teaching Children about Financial Responsibility”
Gerri Detweiler “How to Kick Your Kids Off the Payroll”
  Rebecca Meiser “What Do I Say to an Insecure Teen? Healthy Responses to Self-Criticism”
CDI staff How to Help Children and Teens Develop Healthy Self-Esteem
Robert Myers Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem
Robert Myers How to Encourage Your Child to Feel Important
Pam Myers Raising Your Teen’s Self-Esteem
Jane Parent “Resilience for Teens: This is How to Build Resilience”
Naomi Richards “Build Your Child’s Self-Confidence”
Elisabeth Stitt “10 Things Your Middle School Kids Need to Do on Their Own”
Fern Weis “Who knew cleaning toilets could boost self-esteem?”
Katie Hurley “Teaching Kids to Speak Up”
Sue Lively “Healthy Self-Esteem in Kids: 10 Things Parents Can DO to Help”
Katelyn Fagan “Teaching Children the Importance of Work”
Newport Academy “Teenage Hormones and Sexuality”
Cath Hakanson “How to Talk to Kids about Sex When They’re NOT Interested”
Cath Hakanson “Talking to Children about Sex”
Julie Gillis, et al “The Healthy Sex Talk”
David Anderson “Talking to Boys about the Hookup Culture”
Diana Simeon “What Your Teenager Needs to Know about STDs”
Wes Crenshaw “Internet Porn is Bad for Teens”
Tori Cordiano “Setting Rules for My 14-Year-Old and Her Boyfriend”
Jennifer Uffalussy “Nearly 19% of Female College Freshman Will Be Victims of Rape or Attempted Rape”
Dana Hall McCain “Middle School Romance: The Pros and Cons”
 Laura Tierney  “The New Do’s of Social Media”
 Brave Parenting  “What Every Parent Needs to Know about the Updated Instagram”
Sandra Gordon “Teaching Teenagers When to Tell on a Friend”
Kirsten Weir “Should I Take Away My Teen’s Cell Phone at Night?”
Amy Joyce (Washington Post) “How to protect kids online”
Diana Simeon “7 Steps to Online Safety for Middle School Students”
Jane Brody “Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children”
Kayla Nicole Milam  “What Your Teens Are Really Doing on the Internet”
Kira Lewis “How to Set Meaningful Technology Rules for Your Family”
Ellie Kaufman “How Chess Players’ Brains Are Different from Everyone Else’s”
Mental Health Blog “At What Age Is the Brain Fully Developed?”
Katrina Schwartz “Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain”