Parenting teens requires different techniques than parenting younger children. Read these articles for tips on how to navigate your family through the teen years intact.

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How to Prepare Your Kid for the Physical Act of Dating

Last year, I was having lunch with a friend who was entering his senior year in college. I met him when he was in high school and have kept in touch. When he asked me to go to lunch neither of us could have guessed where the conversation would end up—being about sex and dating. If he had known he might have decided not to come. He told me about a girl he had been dating. I asked him if he felt like she was the one. When he confirmed that he believed she was, I asked him if he wanted to wait until marriage before having sex. His eyes got wide at the directness of my question. After he told me that was his goal I got more direct, "How do you intend to do that?" He had no plan and no idea. . . .

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