Parenting Through the Teen Years
The transition from childhood to adulthood is one of the toughest, most unclear periods for any individual. The adolescent years between ages 9 and 20 are often confusing, enlightening, emotional, conflicting and sometimes disheartening for your child. It is also an extremely stressful time for you as a parent. This page gives you information to help you navigate this difficult phase.
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- 4parents.gov: This U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Web site provides information for parents on how to talk to their kids about sexual health. It is divided into three main sections: Talking to Your Pre-Teen or Teen About Waiting, Sex and Risky Youth Behaviors, and Sexual Development and Reproduction.
- Adolescent Health On-Line: This AMA Web site provides parents information on adolescent health issues and links to many different subjects, as well as additional resources and a calendar.
- Guide for Teens and Families: This section of the Planned Parenthood Web site discusses sexual anatomy, sexual development, pregnancy, expressing sexuality, healthy relationships, contraception and tips for parents. It includes helpful checklists on a variety of topics.
- Helping Your Children Navigate Their Teenage Years: This is a guide for parents. It addresses issues including bullying, alcohol and substance abuse, school failure, sadness/depression, and anger and violence.
- Keys to Successful Family Functioning: Communication: This Virginia Cooperative Extension brochure for parents describes successful modes of communication. It includes information on family communication, instrumental and affective communication, styles of communication, keys to building effective family communication and family assessment.
- Monitoring the Future: This Web site provides statistics on teen behaviors and includes tables and figures, information for schools and publications.
- Not My Kid: Prevention Programs That Work!: This Not My Kid, Inc. Web site is dedicated to facilitating improved understanding about youth behavioral health issues including suicide, drug abuse, eating disorders and depression. It includes resources such as programs, hot topics, personal stories, events, hotlines, tips, videos, links and blogs for both parents and teens.
- Parenting Help: This parenting.org Web site is an online resource for free parenting help. It answers your parenting questions with resources and guidance on how to successfully raise, praise, discipline, teach and love your child. It includes specific information for parents of adolescents ages 10 to 14 and 15 and older.
- Partnering with Families: This Web site for parents seeks to inspire more parents and family members to connect with their kids in ways that persuade them not to use drugs. The site's resources include guides, books, movies, connecting with other parents and connecting with your kids.
- Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy preteens--From Middle School to High School and Beyond by Debra W. Haffner
- Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager by Anthony E. Wolf
- MOMfulness: Mothering with Mindfullness, Compassion and Grace by Denise Roy
- Our Last Best Shot: Guiding Our Children Through Early Adolescence by Laura Sessions Stepp
- Parenting Your Teenager by David Elkind
- Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman
- Raising Teens: A Synthesis of Research and a Foundation of Action by Rae A. Simpson
- Reviving Ophelia: 'Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls'" by Mary Pipher
- Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They're Really Saying by Michael Riera
- Surviving Ophelia: Mothers Share Their Wisdom in Navigating the Tumultuous Teenage Years by Cheryl Dellasega
- Teen Tips: A Practical Survival Guide for Parents With Kids 11-19 by Tom McMahon
- Teenage Health Care by Gail Slap and Martha Jablow
- Understanding Guys: A Guide for Teenage Girls
- Wonderful Ways to Love a Teen by Judy Ford
- You and Your Adolescent: A Parent's Guide for Ages 10-20 by L. Steinberg and A. Levine