February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, an effort to raise awareness about relationship abuse and promote programs that can help prevent it. It's important for both parents and teens to know the signs and how to take action if dating violence ever becomes a concern.
Bullying and cyberbullying continue to be problems for both kids and adults. But how do you know when it's happening? And what can you do about it? Know the signals your child is being bullied and what you can do if anyone you know is the target of bullying.
Parenthood -- it can be one of life's hardest and most rewarding jobs. Unfortunately, it can become even harder if a child ends up in legal trouble. What many parents don't realize is that a juvenile's legal issues can also involve the guardians; depending on the state, a parent can be held civilly or even criminally liable for the actions of a child under the age of 18.
Recent high-profile cases such as the 2014 Slender Man stabbing highlight the controversial practice of trying accused juveniles as adults. How do prosecutors decide which cases involving minors land in adult courts and which stay in the juvenile system? It's a complicated combination of laws, guidelines and judicial choice.
Raising a teenager can be tough. School, hormones and peer pressure can add stress to both their life and yours as a parent. Teenagers aren't known for making the wisest choices, and some of those decisions can have more dire consequences than a parent or child may realize.