The Teens newsletter is one of five weekly newsletters mailed to BPN subscribers and contains information of interest to parents of teens, preteens, and young adults.
- What is included in the Teens newsletter?
- Who can subscribe to the Teens newsletter?
- How can I post to the Teens newsletter?
- Guidelines for posting Q&A about teenagers
The weekly Teens newsletter is a summary of new Parent Q&A posts from the past week that have these characteristics:
- Announcements and Events where the author checked "Include in Parents of Teens Newsletter?" on their post.
- Questions from Parent Q&A where the author checked "Include in Parents of Teens Newsletter?" on the post
- Responses to questions that were included in a previous Teens newsletter.
BPN subscribers can elect to receive the Teens newsletter if they are parenting pre-teens, teens, or young adults. Instructions are on this page: How do I subscribe to or unsubscribe from the newsletters?
Parent subscribers: Post a new question by clicking 'Post a message' on your account page or in the main menu of the website. When you post, check "Include in Parents of Teens Newsletter?" to include your question in the next Teens newsletter. You can respond to questions either directly from the newsletter, or on the Parent Q&A page, which is found under "Listings" in the main menu. Parents can't post announcements or events (here's why.)
- Community subscribers: Post new announcements and events by clicking 'Post a message' on your account page or in the main menu of the website. When you post, check "Include in Parents of Teens Newsletter?" to include your post in the next Teens newsletter. Note that community subscribers can't respond to questions in the Parent Q&A section unless they are also parents and are responding as a parent, not as a professional (here's why.)
We ask that you not give advice about teens or preteens or young adults unless you have parented a child that age. When parents are asking for advice from peers, they are looking for responses from people who have been in a comparable situation. Advice from parents who do not have first-hand experience is less helpful.