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Tweens & Teens

What is the Right Age to Leave Kids Home Alone?

New Jersey law doesn’t specify an exact age at which children are legally allowed to stay home alone or babysit for younger children, so parents must decide that for themselves.

Things Your Mother Said: Part 1

Have you heard yourself uttering Mommy phrases such as "Because I said so!"? Sometimes it's okay...

Ensure the Safety of Teen Drivers

Here's what you should know to keep your teen driver safe on the road.

Help Kids and Teens Find Technology Balance

Appropriate limits and tech alternatives can keep kids from being sucked into the black hole of digital overload.

"Am I Old Enough?"

Parents can be proactive, assert parental authority, and say "NO," even if that isn't the most popular response.

Summer Reading 101

Summer reading is one of the most important activities children can do now to help themselves later—both when they go back to school in the fall, and later in life.

High-Risk Alert: Sun Protection Tips for Teens

It’s never too early to start protecting yourself against sun damage, and if you are a teenage girl this message is especially important.

An Update on Teen Vaccines

We should protect our teens from diseases that can infect otherwise healthy individuals, diseases that spread easily among close-knit groups, and diseases that can be sexually transmitted.

8 Ways to Save on Prom Dresses

There are many ways to offset the cost of prom-night fashion without sacrificing style. Here are eight dress-shopping tips to help you start saving.

Kids Can Climb Mt. Everest at the Rubin Museum of Art

Kids 9 to 12 years old can climb "Mt. Everest" at Rubin Museum of Art's Peak Experience sleepover adventure.

Decoding Teenspeak

How are you at talking teenage?

Teen Suicides by Medication Overdoses Increase

Since January, NJ poison experts have consulted on more than 150 cases regarding teens who have tried to commit suicide or intentionally harm themselves by overdosing on medications

8 Tips for Approaching the "Weight Talk"

If your child is overweight, deciding to talk about this unhealthy lifestyle is only the first step.

Psst! Top 10 Things Teens Wish Their Parents Knew

An expert culls advice from teenagers about the top 10 things they want their parents to know.

ART.WRITE.NOW Showcases Work by Top Teen Talent at the National Constitution Center

Scholastic traveling exhibition ART.WRITE.NOW showcases work by top teen talent at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.