1. Parenting
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://parentingteens.about.com/od/agesandstages/

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Ages and Stages: Teens

Parents should expect the stages of adolescence to be difficult as teens develop so much of their identity during these ages. But they are far from impossible - you and your teen will survive. Here you will find articles and resources on teen physical, emotional, intellectual, social and psychological development.
  1. 13-Year-Old Teens (6)
  2. 14-Year-Old Teens (7)
  3. 15-Year-Old Teens (5)
  4. 16-Year-Old Teens (6)
  5. 17-Year-Old Teens (6)
  6. 18-Year-Old Teens (9)
  7. Body Image
  8. College Resources
  9. Empty Nest
  10. Joining the Military (2)
  11. Life Skills for Teens (12)
  12. Preteens (24)
  13. Teen Culture (251)
  14. Teen Driving
  15. Teen Sexuality

Social and Emotional Development in Teens Ages 13 - 18
Teen grow at different rates, but there are common developmental markers at certain ages. These markers will show up in teen issues which include body image, self-esteem, peer pressure and more. In this resource, we've taken each issue and applied it to each age. From there, I've given you tips to handle what is happening with your teen and let...

Teen Behavior and Daily Routines Ages 13 - 18
How do certain age teens handle everyday normal behaviors and routines differently? Here I take a look at each age and apply their stage of development to their diet, sleeping habits, discipline issues and more.

15 Skills Your Teen Needs to Be Successful at Living Independently
Being independent and able to live on their own is the goal of a successful young adult and their parents. But it isn't easy. Older teens often feel they can take the big step towards independent living without possessing all of the skills they will need to succeed in the world at large.

15 Life Skills Your Teen Needs to Be Successful at Living Independently
Life Skills will help your teen be independent and able to live on their own, which is the goal of a successful young adult and their parents. But it isn't easy. Older teens often feel they can take the big step towards independent living without possessing all of the life skills they will need to succeed in the world at large.

Online Quizzes for Parenting Teens
Confused on the issues of raising your teen? Does all of this seem like 'too much information' and you are having a hard time to process it? Do you want to flesh out where you stand on a teen issue? Or do you think your teen might be doing something, but you aren't sure? If you answer yes to any of these questions, check out our parenting quizzes to see which one can help. They all come with resources so you can dig deeper into the answers you need.

What is Identity Development in Teens?
Being a teen is all about forming your identity. Parents, get a firm grip on what identity develop is during adolescence by reading this article.

Life Skills for Teens: Goal Setting and Obtaining Skills
Defining what it is you want is called setting a goal. Figuring out and taking the actions you need to get your goal is how you obtain that goal. Both of these are important life skills. Learning how to set and obtain a goal are necessary life skills your teen will need to be a happy and successful adult.

Factors That Contribute to Raising Resilient Teens
Resilience is a necessary attribute to succeeding in today's world as the ability to accept change in one's life is imperative in an every changing world. This article will help parents understand the what factors can help their teen become more resilient.

Help Your Teen Form a Useful Habit
Parent can teach teens to form useful habits that will foster independence.

I Knew I Was a Parent of a Teen When...
I Knew I Was a Parent of a Teen When True stories from Parents See submissions

Teach Teens Responsiblity by Setting Expectations
Teaching teens responsibility means using expectations.

Talking About Sex to Preteens
When having a talk about sex with a 9 to 12 year old teen, what do you say?

How to Give Choices
Learn how to give your children and teens choices.

Affirmations: Teach Your Teen This Powerful Skill
Learn the power of an affirmation.

Take the Time to Recognize and Change a Bad Habit
Recognizing your own bad 'parenting' habits will help you change them.

18-Year-Old Thinks His Drug Use is 'Under Control' and Gives Parents a Warning
It is scary to know what is going on out there, especially when intelligent kids like this one get so addicted that they arrogantly think they could possibly control themselves and their addiction. Please share your thoughts, opinions and experiences with our parenting community.

Teen Texting Project Shows Use of Profanity and a Disregard for Getting Caught
Teens don't seem to care if someone is reading all of their texts, just as long as there are no consequences. That is one of the interesting pieces of data that is coming out of a study done recently.

Behavior and Daily Routines: Your 13-Year-Old Teen
While teens, like all children, develop at different rates, there are certain behaviors that are standard at certain ages. Here is what goals to strive for and what parents can expect from their 13-year-old teens.

Successful Parenting
Being a success at parenting means raising your kids and teens to become the best selves that they can be. This site will give you tips on how to accomplish that parenting task.

Growth Charts
The growth charts your pediatrician uses for this purpose are a standard part of any well-child checkup.

Normal Adolescent Development - Late High School Years and Beyond
Parents are often worried or confused by changes in their teenagers. This information should help you understand this phase of development. The article is by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Adolescence: The Last Step Before Becoming An Adult
You can begin to understand this age group if you look at its place on the growth sequence. Notice how it's right next to the adult stage, the last step before being an adult.

Social and Emotional Development: Your 15-Year-Old Teen
Thirteen-year-old teens are dealing with the changes in their body, puberty, emotionally as well as physically. Learn more about their emotional development in this article.

Behavior and Daily Routines: Your 18-Year-Old Teen
While teens, like all children, develop at different rates, there are certain behaviors that are standard at certain ages. Here is what goals to strive for and what parents can expect from their 18-year-old teens.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.