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Category Archives: Parenting Articles

Parenting help and tips regarding teen issues such as addiction, defiance, violence, learning and social disorders and more.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is more than just having an argumentative teen that likes to bend the rules and push his/her limits. Understanding how teen Oppositional Defiant Disorder is diagnosed and the signs and symptoms will help parents recognize whether or not a teen may have ODD.

Teen Smoking

Teen smoking statistics provide interesting information about smoking habits. It is estimated that 90% of adult smokers started smoking before the age of 21 with 80% being teenage smokers starting before the age of 18. This article has tips for parents to help prevent teen smoking.

Conduct Disorders

Conduct disorders may be diagnosed using different criteria either from the Diagnostic and Statics Manual of Mental Disorders or the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Mental Health Problems. Become familiar with the warning signs for teenage conduct disorders.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder in teens can be a serious issue. Understanding what bipolar disorder is can help parents determine if a teen needs to seek professional diagnosis and help for teen bipolar disorder. Bipolar teens often display promiscuous behavior, suicidal thoughts, and extreme sensitivity.

Underage Drinking

Underage drinking, in the United States, is when anyone under the age of 21 consumes alcohol. Legal drinking age is different in other countries. Learn more about underage drinking, drinking and driving, and underage drinking deaths to to help protect the teenagers in your life.

Teen Alcohol Use

Teen alcohol use varies with age. In this article there is a break down of how many times a teen drank alcohol and the types of problems they faced because of their choice to participate in underage drinking. Teen alcohol use also affects alcohol use in young adults age 18-20.


Teen ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder) disorders can affect teens and their families in a big way. This article talks about the differences between the two disorders, statistics, diagnosis, and help for these issues.