Your Teen quarterly magazine and website are a great resource for parents of tweens who want to prepare for the high school years. Readers of this National Examiner Parenting Tweens article can sign up NOW for a free year's subscription to the magazine.
Sample articles in the Fall issue include:
Cover story: Technology; keeping it sane (page 24) There is a dark side to our teen's addiction to gadgets. According to Your Teen writer Diana Simeon, while there is plenty about it that is great for our teenagers, there is a dark side to our teen’s addiction to these gadgets. Article includes six ways to keep your teen safe.
“When you hand your child a smartphone…you are handing a person with minimal judgment, powerful impulses and incredible vulnerability to peer influences a tool that makes it possible for them to make choices, instantly, with irreparable consequences.” Psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour.
Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Struggling with body image (page 19) Your Teen offers advice on how parents can help their teenagers build a good relationship with their bodies and moving personal stories from teens, parents and professional psychologists.
Parenting a rock star: Meet Justin Bieber's mom, Pattie Mallette (page 14) In a revealing one-on-one interview with Your Teen’s Emma Freer, Patti Mallette, the mother of America’s most famous teen, Justin Bieber, shares the hardships of her teenage pregnancy and her struggles to provide a good life for Justin as a young single mother. Still a big part of her son’s life, Mallette said "We did everything we could to encourage his talent and passion."
Your Teen developed out of personal passion but grew out of universal need. Friends Stephanie Silverman, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer and Susan Borison, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief saw that their own parenting concerns and fears resonated with most everyone they polled. As they were wondering whether their teens’ struggles were normal, or whether their parenting woes were typical, other parents were dealing with the same insecurities. Unfortunately, the books and magazines they had relied on when their children were younger didn't much help with teenagers.