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I’m a parenting expert and family coach. Our 21st century tweens and teens are so savvy about pop culture, technology and social media, they may believe they’ve got the emotional and interpersonal part of life figured out too. They don’t. Middle and high school kids need their parents to teach them how to be good people who do the right thing, online and off. Because home is where kids learn the most about love, respect, empathy and resilience, you need 21st century parenting advice you can count on.

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Letters from Parents & Teens

Communication Problems:
“My son has shut down emotionally after the death of his mother.”


Age difference:
“Should I let a 17 year old boy date my 13 year old?”

Dear Annie,

I have three teenage sons, 18, 15 and 13. My wife died a little while ago in a road accident and I need advice my eldest son and youngest talk openly but the middle one shuts himself in his room and ignores me. He also swears at me telling me to f*** off etc -- I'm really worried about him as he...


Hey Terra,

I really need some advice before I make a decision regarding my 13 year old daughter and the 17 year old boy whom she likes. He calls many times during the day — including always at 7 am and 11 pm — every day, brings her gifts and flowers. I don't think it is appropriate for a boy that age to be...

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