Here it is. Our annual rundown of our most popular articles for 2015.
Why Internet Pornography is Bad for Teenagers: An interview with psychologist Dr. Wes Crenshaw to help us understand what’s available and why Internet pornography is bad for teens.about the real downside of watching too much pornography as an adolescent, which includes unrealistic ideas about sex and relationships.
BFFs Forever? Understanding Middle School Friendships: Jess Lahey, author of New York Times Best Seller, The Gift of Failure, helped our readers understand how friendships change in middle school — and why it’s really okay for that to happen.
Letter to My Teenage Son: An exasperated mom writes a letter to her 13-year-old son.
Friends, Frenemies, Bullies? 15 Ways to Support Your Middle Schooler’s Social Life: Advice for parents on how to help middle schoolers navigate the shifting tides of friendship.
Top 10 Things to Expect in Middle School: Dr. Lisa Damour, author of Untangled, offers parents of newly minted middle schoolers a roadmap for the next few years.
Teens and Heroin in the Suburbs: Expert Advice: The heroin epidemic is not just an inner-city problem. It’s happening in every community across the United States. We’ve got expert advice on what parents need to know.
Should You Call the Mean Girl’s Mom?: More advice, this time from Michelle Icard, author of Middle School Makeover, on how to help adolescents navigate middle school friendships.
When (Other) Parents Allow Alcohol: Other parents may offer your teenager alcohol—or they may look the other way while your teenager drinks under their roof. We asked experts for their advice.
How to Help Teenagers Get Enough Sleep: Another hit from Dr. Lisa Damour, this time about how to set your teenager up for healthy sleep habits.
Happy New Year!