It has indeed begun to shift -- from a laser beam focus on genitals of trans people, to a willingness to pursue a self-examination as to the origins and implications of their own interest.
From boosting their chances of future success and honing their communication skills to becoming more comfortable talking with adults and thinking of how they can serve others, building an effective network at any age comes with too many perks to ignore.
What opportunity does Mr. Trump provide parents of teens with? Several. He provides us mostly with the opportunity to point out behavior that is unacceptable.
Last month our garden was featured as one of the stops on the local garden tour. Because of my busy schedule I hadn't regularly weeded around the marigolds in the bed surrounding the fountain.
It's no secret that the transition from summer to school can be abrupt. After enjoying three months of physical and mental freedom, kids often resist the return to passing the time strapped to a desk.
Before I begin talking, most of them are completely unaware that more than 90 percent of the alcohol consumed by young people is in the form of binge drinking and that in 2010 more than 189,000 emergency room visits by persons under the age of 21 were linked to alcohol. My goal is to inform them about what science tells us so they can use the information in a tangible way.
So how, parents ask me all the time, do I know if my teen is doing well? Surprisingly, the question is not necessarily easily answered by simply reviewing your kids' grades.
I was diagnosed with a learning disability in first grade, and every day for ten years after I struggled in every way imaginable.