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How can I best parent a "developing" teenage girl?

How does a (divorced, remarried, half-custodial) Dad deal with his preteen daughters' impending, um, physical maturation? Not to put too fine a point on it, but if body shape is at all inherited, they're going to be very curvy soon. How can I help prepare them emotionally for how this will change things, and help them adjust when it does? How do *I* prepare and adjust? (No shotgun jokes please).
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2010 - 43 answers

Raising pre-teens really IS hell

I need help sorting out if my son is behaving like a typical pre-teen or if he completely flipped the hell out. My oldest son turned 12 a couple months ago and now I have no idea who this child is. I'm at a loss to know what's normal for this age and what I should be concerned about. Books and the Internet are all over the map, so maybe the hive mind can help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2010 - 67 answers

What music should I play at the teen Halloween dance?

I've volunteered to DJ a teen Halloween dance/costume event sponsored by the library I work at, and held at the local art museum. Unfortunately, I didn't quite think about what that meant in terms of music, and now I'm stumped as to what kinds of music I should bring. My usual DJ sets are electronic and ambient music, and (NOT TOP40-IST) I never listen to the radio so I'm blissfully ignorant of what teh kidz are listening to these days. What should I play at this dance that your average teen is going to like? [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on Sep 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Mommy I'm twelveteen now!

Why are the teen numbers (13-19) named differently than the rest of the numbers, and what's up with eleven and twelve? [more inside]
posted by Arbac on Sep 5, 2009 - 33 answers

Looking for movies with stock comic characters!

I'm directing a farce with a bunch of high-schoolers, and would love to give them some movie suggestions to look at for characters. They are pretty classic comic archetypes, but my brain is reeling a bit trying to think of all of them, and though I'd put it out to the hive mind. The only catch is that I can't really suggest any R-Rated movies, because most of them aren't old enough to watch them... [more inside]
posted by rawredmeat on Mar 13, 2009 - 22 answers

what canadian tv show is this?

looking for a particular show that was broadcast in canada [more inside]
posted by assasinatdbeauty on Jan 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Help teenagers make a difference

I have about a hundred teenagers in a room for about two to four hours. What type of service project could we do on-site that would require little capital (less than $100), but could make a difference in someone's life here or somewhere around the world? We have lots of energy and time, but are lacking money and transportation.
posted by roaring beast on Oct 27, 2008 - 17 answers

I've suddenly got three teens. Help me!

I started dating someone pretty seriously at the beginning of the summer. Due to his former wife's emotional instability, his three children (a 16-year-old daughter and 12-year-old twin sons) are living with us in my small two-bedroom apartment. I always wanted to have kids, but this is rather sudden! I'm lost and stumbling. Please offer any advice you think relevant. [more inside]
posted by Jaie on Oct 1, 2008 - 73 answers

Insert Jewish Pirate Joke Here

Any recommendations for a movie to show my Jewish youth group (grades 8-12), when we meet on Talk Like a Pirate Day? Bonus points if it's either a) Depp-free, and/or b) tangentially related to the themes of the high holidays. I love my job.
posted by ericbop on Aug 19, 2008 - 19 answers

teen crush time

What advice or words of wisdom would you offer my eighth-grade son on the subject of girls? [more inside]
posted by maloon on Aug 14, 2008 - 29 answers

Scavenger Hunt ideas for 13-14 year olds.

I'm building a photo scavenger hunt for teens ages 13-14. Creative suggestions needed. [more inside]
posted by JimmyJames on Jul 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Find a book about a teen who reverses entropy

Need help finding a book I read as a teenager. It involved teens with weird powers including the power to reverse entropy. [more inside]
posted by Axle on Jul 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Where to go in Europe?

EuropeFilter: Two teens about to spend up to 10 days in Europe. Suggestions on where to go and how to keep it cheap? [more inside]
posted by alona on May 28, 2008 - 23 answers

No Kang and Kodos?

What are some great animated halloween classics appropriate for the teen set? [more inside]
posted by horseblind on May 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Travel for 16th birthday

Teen daughter wants to go to California for 16th birthday. It will be a Mother/Daughter getaway. Of course I don't want to break the bank or use the college fund for a trip (not that she would mind). She likes shopping, site-seeking and staying in nice hotel rooms. We''ll probably do 4 days or so. I'm thinking San Francisco. Any hotel and/or activities recommendations?
posted by sandra194 on Apr 27, 2008 - 20 answers

Teens chilling in frozen foods.

I recently came across an article about the lack of opportunities for teenagers in rapidly developed suburban/exurban communities. Can you help me find it again? [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Apr 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Educational Opportunity or Con Job?

Educational Opportunity or Con Job? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Mar 30, 2008 - 16 answers

What cases have you seen of self incrimination or unflattering postings on the net?

What cases have you seen of self incrimination or unflattering postings on the net? What should teens know about their activities on the internet and how their lives might be affected by their postings on social networks, blogs, and other sites? [more inside]
posted by bjtitus on Feb 11, 2008 - 15 answers

What do I do with a pack of 25 young teens in the Bay Area?

What do I do with a pack of 25 young teens in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by JimmyJames on Feb 6, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me with my teenage son

Help me help my troubled son. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2007 - 46 answers

Help me get teenagers to read! With good yet cheap prizes...

Seeking cheap yet not-lame prizes for a teen summer reading program... [more inside]
posted by Jeanne on May 23, 2007 - 26 answers

Where can I find resources regarding "group building" activities for teens?

Where can I find resources for "group building" activities for teens? [more inside]
posted by HuronBob on Feb 13, 2007 - 1 answer

Guardianship, discipline, and growth

How do my wife and I give our 17 year-old ward (and, god, I hate that term) a happy environment while teaching her how to interact with people in acceptable ways? [more inside]
posted by brozek on Nov 28, 2006 - 41 answers

A good mom (book) is hard to find

Help me find a good book on mother-teen-age daughter relationships for my wife. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Nov 25, 2006 - 5 answers

Laws about internet forums - for minors

I want to start an internet forum for kids - what are the applicable laws? [more inside]
posted by bulanjing on Nov 21, 2006 - 4 answers

What did the kids wear in 95?

Where can I do research on the styles of American teens in 1995? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Aug 7, 2006 - 14 answers

What can they read to help motivate the teens?

A friend of mine is looking for suggestions of newsletters, videos, books, etc. that will help staff-members in a residential foster care program interact with their clients. The clients are 16-21 year old young men, that have been in and out of the foster care program. This material would preferably be in Spanish, would help motivate the teens, and/or would possibly discuss developmental issues. Any and all ideas are welcome.
posted by sa3z on Jun 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Need an online calculator for height

I'd like to find an online calculator that would predict the adult height of kids or teenagers. [more inside]
posted by mikeinclifton on Feb 12, 2006 - 9 answers

80's dance club in Westwood

A New Wave History question for Angelenos. [more inside]
posted by shoos on Oct 7, 2005 - 2 answers

Teens of The 80's

I have a question for those who were teenagers in the 1980's, I'm doing a presentation with a group and my part is generational persona of teens relating to safety (how safe did the avg teen feel?), reckless behavior (how did teens rebel, or get into trouble?) and individualism (Did teens clump themselves into cliques and groups, or did they feel the need to succumb to a particular 'look'was it accepted to be unique and individualistic?) [more inside]
posted by bluehermit on Jul 11, 2005 - 29 answers

Good name for therapeutic play money?

My mother works with underprivileged and at-risk teenagers and wants to use play currency in group therapy. I'm supposed to be 'the creative one' but I'm having a hard time coming up with anything that would be suitable and work for everyone involved. [more inside]
posted by littlegreenlights on Apr 21, 2005 - 16 answers

Recommendations of books for gay teen African-Americans?

Anybody know any book/movie recommendation i can make to a 16-year old, gay, African-American kid who's just "coming of age" though he hates that phrase. He's reading everything he can on the subject and looking for more. Fiction and non-fiction.
posted by Slimemonster on May 13, 2004 - 27 answers

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