As we approach the end of both the year and the decade, here's a countdown of what I think are the most helpful pieces of advice for parents of teenagers. You may be disappointed that certain...
Your once loving child is now a rude, snarly teenager. This too will pass, if you wait long enough. At least, it usually does It was Christmas Eve. "Nathan, how many times do I have to tell you to...
Complaints from your teen may not be as negative as they appear. It's their way of making contact "Mom, this orange juice tastes sour. It's gross. It's disgusting." Evan's mother takes a sip. "It...
If you force your kid to clean up, your victory will be short-lived. Trust that they'll tidy up with time The courtroom of the Honourable Justice Maureen Rascomb in the case of Matthew Thibodeau v....
Even if you used to toke, you still need to confront your kid - especially if it's posing problems at school Dear Dr. Wolf, My teen smokes pot, plain and simple. He'll never admit it, but I've found...
When the questions get hot, stay cool Fifteen-year-old Alexis and her mother are in the car. "Mom, do condoms work?" "What?" "Do condoms work?" "Why do you ask?" "Mom, I'm just asking a question. Do...
It's tough not to come to your teen's defence. But you both need to learn that you won't always be there Alex's mother is at work when she gets the call. "Mrs. Crestman?" "Yes?" "This is Charles...
Another end of summer, another start of the school year. What better time than now to start your teen off with some thoughtful advice about underage drinking. A problem with giving advice...
How to fill that awkward silence: 'I love you.' Your teen will hate it - and love it Tonia is lying on the couch watching television. Her mother comes into the room to look for a pencil, finds one...