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    From power struggles and curfews to dating and peer pressure, the teen years can be a challenge. We’ll address the most common issues you’ll face.

    Behavior & Discipline

    How to stop the manipulation and rebuild the parent-teen relationship.

    The teen years can bring some of the toughest discipline challenges parents will have to face.

    Common Concerns

    Many teens try alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. Some teens try these substances only a few times and stop. Others can't control their urges or cravings for them. This is substance abuse.

    Whether they are sexually active or not, teens need help to make responsible choices about sex.

    The urge to conform to their peers (kids the same age) is a normal stage for kids ranging in age from about 12 to 21.

    Gearing up for a new school year means leaving behind the lazy days of summer and getting focused again. Here is a list to help your teen make the transition to high school and to provide you with peace of mind.

    Nutrition & Exercise

    Ready to help your teen work out? Fitness for overweight teens starts with small steps and a focus on fun.

    Find out what you can do to help your teen develop and maintain a healthy body image.

    Here’s how to help your teen unplug from the TV, computer, and cell phone.

    Playing on a community or school sports team is a great way for teens to stay in shape and learn teamwork. That's probably why more than 38 million American children and teenagers play at least one sport. 

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