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If you are the parent of a teen, get ready to deal with everything from driving to sex! Ready or not, the teen years can often be rocky. Fortunately, they are also amazing and rewarding too.

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I found the Parents of Teens board about the time I found that there were days that my sweet little boy seemed like an alien! I realized that parenting a teen was probably going to be much different than parenting a grade-schooler. I lurked on the board for a while and saw how much support and advice was offered. I started posting and have really felt that I've made some friends here.

-- cl-jlsjjsmom

I received practical advice for my daughter when she was sexually approached on instant messenger by another 'teen' in another state. The advice I received helped me to know what to do with the computer and how to talk to her and so that I didn't panic. It also provided perspective for me as a parent and as a person. I can absolutely and unequivocally say that this board has benefited my life and my daughter's. I can only hope I have been able to, in some small way, give back and provided the same benefit that I received to someone else. The iVillage boards provide me with an atmosphere that grows as my family does. They help me learn from others' experiences, to share my own and to participate in some friendly -- and sometimes controversial -- discussions.

The Parents of Teens board at ivillage has been a wonderful place to get advice from other parents (and an occasional wonderful teen) about all sorts of issues. The questions raised range from dirty rooms, curfews, cutting, drinking, sex, dating, and school problems. You name it -- we've probably seen it and almost always someone has been there. This board offers many different viewpoints from around the country but all the members have one thing in common -- we love our teens and want the very best for them.

This group supported me when I knew I had to set some stricter guidelines for my daughter. They encouraged me to follow-through and carryout those guidelines. My daughter is a better person and my family is much, much stronger -- thanks to the members on this board.

-- tobylady

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