Favorite Articles

Several dozen parenting articles are posted on the Web every day, and I read many of them. To make finding the “keepers” easier for you, I’ve listed here the ones I find that are well-written, on-target and most useful for parents of adolescents. I hope this helps!

TOPIC EXPERT TITLE
NEW THIS WEEK! Dr. David Walsh “The Teen Brain on Nicotine”
NEW THIS WEEK! teen.smokefree.gov “Health Effects”
NEW THIS WEEK! Dr. Shefali Sabharanjak “Smoking and Adolescent Brain Development”
NEW THIS WEEK! Dr. Denny Coates “Teen Marijuana Use – The Stupidity Could Persist Throughout Adult Life”
ACTIVITIES
 Anne Nickoloff “I Was Unpopular in High School – Until I Decided to Just Be Myself”
Mary Helen Berg “7 Ways to Keep Sports Positive for Teenagers”
Wes Crenshaw “Tattoos for Teens: 5 Things to Consider”
Jane “8 Simple Rules for My Teenage Driver
Diana Simeon “The Benefits of Volunteering for Teens? Feeling Good and Plenty More”
ALCOHOL/DRUGS
Emma Young “Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse, but the rest of the world isn’t listening”
Kirsten Weir “Marijuana and the Developing Brain”
Deborah Gilboa, MD “Teens Can Do Hard Things”
Randye Hoder “Why It’s Still a Big Deal if Your Teen Smokes Pot”
BOYS
Monica Swanson “What a Teenage Boy Needs Most from His Mom”
COMMUNICATION
Sandra Gordon “Risky Teen Behavior: Teaching Teenagers When to Tell on a Friend”
Jane Parent “What Your Son Wants on the Ride Home from School? Silence, Please!”
Laura Markham “Building a Great Relationship with Your Child”
Jane Parent “10 Tips to Fight Fair with Your Teen”
Sherrie Campbell “7 Things Every Child Needs to Hear”
Chris Hudson “15 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Relationship with Your Teenager”
Kimberly Cooper “5 Essential Ways to Connect with Teens”
Fern Weis “Four Steps to Stand Your Ground and Outlast Your Teen”
Dana Suskind “Things You Should Say to Raise Smart Kids Who Think for Themselves”
Debbie Reber “5 Strategies for Effectively Communicating with Your Teen”
Ruth Hill “Active Listening: Hear What People Are Really Saying”
Melissa Taylor “Why Talking about Puberty Is Important”
EDUCATION
Mary Helen Berg “Academics Are Not Enough. The Importance of Soft Skills for Teens”
Jenny Anderson “Teaching Kids Philosophy Makes Kids Smarter in Math and English”
Christine Elgersma “Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code”
Lori Dunlap “Helping Teens Unlock Their Potential”
Brett and Kate McKay “50 Best Books for Boys”
Kristine Tye “Transition into High School: Three Tools for Parents of 9th Grade Students”
Elisabeth Stitt “Arm Your Students for Success in High School”
Rebecca Klein “Being Cool in Middle School May Not be Good for Your Child’s Future”
Joshua Raymond ”I Want My Kids to Fail”
Amy Joyce “9 Tips on How to Be a Good College Parent” 
Stephen Secora “Sophomore Year: Time to Begin Thinking about College”
Anita “How Your Kids Can Graduate With a Bachelor’s Degree by Age 20 with Zero Debt”
EMOTIONS
Kristine Tye “Teen Depression and Anxiety – It’s Time to Talk about It”
Alicia Tatar “What Teen Anxiety Looks and Feels Like”
Audrey Mann “Helping Teenagers Deal with FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)”
Chris Hudson “Teen Anger Management: Help for Parents”
Lisa Heffernan “Teen Stress: What Parents Need to Know”
Melinda Smith and Jeanne Segal “Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression”
Lynn Scoresb “4 Things to Remember if Your Teen Is Depressed”
GENERAL PARENTING
Michelle Lehnardt “How to Ruin Your Relationship with Your Teenager”
Tim Elmore “I Want to Give My Kids What I Didn’t Have Growing Up”
Todd Kestin “Keep Calm, and Parent On”
Tim Elmore “The Relationship between Resourcefulness and Sacrifice”
Claude Knobler “Letting It Be: Why I Stopped Trying to Change My Kids”
Jane Parent “Got a 13-Year-Old? You’ll Want These 3 Tips”
Fern Weis “5 Ways to Stop Being a People Pleaser Parent”
Randye Hoder “The Do’s and Don’ts of Parenting in Middle School”
Crystal Horton “Helicopter vs. Engaged Parenting”
Jennifer Flanders “10 Things Your Teenager Hates”
Jake Van De Walle “5 (Annoying) Things Our Parents Do”
Kari Kampakis “Prepare the Child for the Road, Not the Road for the Child”
Kate Bayless “What Is Helicopter Parenting?”
Kari Kampakis “10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make”
Leslie Pepper “7 Sanity Savers for Parents of Teens”
L. R. Knost “Practical, Gentle, Effective Discipline”
Amy Peterson “5 Life-Saving Ways You Can Set an Example for Your Teen”
GIRLS
Wendy Moyal, MD “My Daughter Doesn’t Want to Spend Time with Family”
Beth Brooke-Marciniak “Here’s Why Women Who Play Sports Are More Successful”
Dana Hall McCain “Teaching Your Daughter How to Handle Mean Girls”
Joe Kelly “10 Tips for Dads of Daughters”
HEALTH/NUTRITION
Kristine Tye “Teen Depression and Anxiety – It’s Time to Talk about It”
Jane Parent and
Diana Simeon
“7 Tips for Sleep-Deprived Teens This School Year”
Lisa Damour “How to Help Your Teen Get Enough Sleep”
LIFE SKILLS
Lora Bumatay “Does Your Child Have What Future Employers Want?”
Jane Parent “Teaching Your Teen to Deal with Home Emergencies”
Lindsay Hutton “An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Your Child Life Skills”
Susan Merrill “10 Life Skills Your Teen Needs before Leaving Home”
Tim Elmore “The Case for Well-Rounded Kids”
MONEY
Bill Dwight “7 Practical Tips for Raising Money Smart Kids”
Bill Dwight “5 Ways to Mess Up Allowance So Your Kids Will Never Be Stacking Benjamins”
Tracie “Teaching Children about Financial Responsibility”
Gerri Detweiler “How to Kick Your Kids Off the Payroll”
PERSONAL STRENGTH
Jane Parent “This Is What Resilience Really Looks Like”
Naomi Richards “Build Your Child’s Self-Confidence”
Elisabeth Stitt “10 Things Your Middle School Kids Need to Do on Their Own”
Fern Weis “Who knew cleaning toilets could boost self-esteem?”
Katie Hurley “Teaching Kids to Speak Up”
Sue Lively “Healthy Self-Esteem in Kids: 10 Things Parents Can DO to Help”
Katelyn Fagan “Teaching Children the Importance of Work”
SEX
Cath Hakanson “Sex Education for Teenagers: How to Talk When They Don’t Want You To”
Cath Hakanson “Talking to Children about Sex”
Julie Gillis, et al “The Healthy Sex Talk”
David Anderson “Talking to Boys about the Hookup Culture”
Diana Simeon “What Your Teenager Needs to Know about STDs”
Wes Crenshaw “Why Internet Pornography is Bad for Your Teen”
Tori Cordiano “Setting Rules for My 14-Year-Old and Her Boyfriend”
Jennifer Uffalussy “Nearly 19% of Female College Freshman Will Be Victims of Rape or Attempted Rape”
Michelle “Help! My Daughter’s Dating a Motorcyclist!”
Dana Hall McCain “Middle School Romance: The Pros and Cons”
TECHNOLOGY
Sandra Gordon “Risky Teen Behavior: Teaching Teenagers When to Tell on a Friend”
Kirsten Weir “How Can Parents Take Away Cell Phones at Night?”
Amy Joyce (Washington Post) “How to protect kids online”
Diana Simeon “7 Steps to Online Safety for Middle School Students”
Jane Brody “Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children”
Kayla Nicole Milam  “What Your Teens Are Really Doing on the Internet”
Tori Cordiano “Teens and Technology: Should Parents Monitor Secretly?”
Kira Lewis “Taking Control of Technology Before Technology Takes Over Your Family”
TEEN BRAIN
Ellie Kaufman “How Chess Players’ Brains Are Different from Everyone Else’s”
Online Courses staff writers “10 Big Brain Benefits of Playing Chess”
Timothy Myers “Boost Your Teen’s Growing Brain”
Bright Horizons “Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Children”
Mental Health Blog “At What Age Is the Brain Fully Developed?”
Collin Binkley “Teen with Super-Developed PFC”
Katrina Schwartz “Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain”