Teens

Young people are particularly at risk of eating disorders.
Even though we may be shocked as parents, here's how to validate your children's feelings.
The changes are so prominent that even the NHS has a page on “coping with teenagers”.
If kids are going to try alcohol eventually anyway, does it make sense for parents to pour them their first drink?
A parent of a 13-year-old wonders if she's invading her daughter's privacy – or if this monitoring is a necessity to protect her.
"I’m trying to avoid the whole physical punishment thing. I don’t really believe in it and I also don’t have the stomach for it," says one parent. So, how should they respond to this phrase?
An expert in the safe use of technology weighs in.
"It's strange that looking through the proverbial looking glass at a version of myself makes me feel this way, as if this person I am looking at is unspoilt — and I am the rotten apple staring back."
A worried parent reveals her 15-year-old hasn't been to school for seven months and has isolated himself from all his friends. She doesn't know how to help him.