Annie Fox for Parents...

Parent Forum

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 daughter doesn't want me to hug her.”


Getting over a broken heart:
“How can I help my son get over being dumped?”

Dear Annie,

At about age 14, my oldest daughter decided she didn't want her father and me to hug her... so we stopped. She is 18 now and we are seldom affectionate. Her sisters, now 14 & 15, have begun the same thing. My question is, do we respect their wishes and never touch them or hug them? Or do we look...


Hey Terra,

What do I say to my 15 year old son after his first serious girlfriend broke up with him? He is being very stoic, but I can tell he is crushed. Apparently she broke up in a nice way by saying, "I don't feel he same way you do." I know at this age that kids change boyfriends/girlfriends a lot --...

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