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I’m a parenting expert and family coach. Our 21st century tweens and teens are so savvy about pop culture, technology and social media, they may believe they’ve got the emotional and interpersonal part of life figured out too. They don’t. Middle and high school kids need their parents to teach them how to be good people who do the right thing, online and off. Because home is where kids learn the most about love, respect, empathy and resilience, you need 21st century parenting advice you can count on.

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Letters from Parents & Teens

Behavior Problems:
“My son used my credit card without my permission!”


School Problems:
“My 10 year old cannot seem to focus.”

Dear Annie,

I am so sad and disappointed. Yesterday I noticed charges on my checking account that I did not recognize. When I finally tracked it down, it turns out my son took my credit card and set up a PayPal account and used it to buy some software for his computer. I honestly don't know how to deal with...


Hey Terra,

My 10 year old son gets distracted very easily and forgets what he supposed to do.

  1. After he comes back from school we ask him to change and come downstairs, and he forgets why he went upstairs.
  2. In school his teacher said he is very distracted and does not sit still. He walks from his desk for no...

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