Parenting a Teen

1. Articles/Fact Sheets:

Parents' Influence on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Teens: What Parents and Families Should Know
This article discusses how parents can make a difference when their teens share their sexual orientation. It outline specific actions for parents to take to become positive and supportive sources for their LGB teens.

Monitoring Your Teen's Activities: What Parents and Families Should Know
This article describes how parents can play an active and supportive role in their teens' lives. It describes what parental monitoring is and how it can positively impact their children.

What’s Going on in the Teenage Brain?
This article describes how teenage brains develop and how decision making is affected.  It also includes a strategy for parents to help coach teens to think through their choices.

Stages of Adolescence
This article explains the physical, intellectual, and social development of adolescents and their effects on parenting and the parent-teen relationship.

A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Teen Years
This article offers tips for parenting during the teen years.