For Parents of Teenagers

Special Issue for Parents of T(w)eens

BT-Cover-v2Raising a teen is different than raising a child so we dedicate this special issue of Brain, Child to parents of teenagers (or soon-to-be-teenagers). Here some of your favorite writers examine life with their teens in thought provoking essays designed to provide readers with different perspectives on what many say are the most challenging of the parenting years. Whether you have teens now or want some insight into the years ahead, this issue is for you.



$9.99 U.S. ($11.50 Canada, $14.00 Overseas). 84 pages.



BT_Covers-1Telling Addy A father tells his teenage daughter he’s getting divorced. By Joseph Feitas

In Defense of the Nap Year A mother supports her son’s choice to take a year off before college. By Rebecca Lanning

In a Relationship Coming-of-age, digitally. By Christine Juneau

The Difference a Mother Makes A mother’s influence, boiled down to 2.5 percent. By Anne-Christine Strugnell

Indecent Exposure A mother’s foray into heavy metal music. By Marcelle Soviero

Introduction to Men A daughter tells dad how to dress. By Candy Schulman

A Ride of our Own A father-son roller coaster ride provides one father with a new perspective. By Aaron Black

There is No Such Thing as a Perfect Waffle A mother tries to reconcile her emotional blow-ups with her teen daughter. By Christine Ritenis

Disappearing Act Saying goodbye to a teenage daughter. By Margot Page

To Greet Goodbye A mother counts her losses and remembers what has been gained. By Susan Kushner Resnick


Glitter City By Constance Ford

Aliens By Lisa Lenzo

Feature Story

Brain Doping Teens and prescription drug abuse. By Valerie Seiling Jacobs

Book Review

Coming-of-Age Novels For mothers and their teens. By Susan Weintraub

  • Behan Gifford

    I would love to get this issue but we travel 100% so mailing is not practical. Can it be provided digitally?

    • admin

      It will be available for the iPad at the iTunes app store. Thanks for your interest!

  • Mary Beth

    Will subscribers get this issue?

    • admin

      Hi Mary Beth, This issue is separate from the four issues included in your subscription. It is our first ever “special issue.”

    • admin

      Hi Mary Beth, this is a separate special issue. You will still of course get your four Brain, Child issues!

  • Monette

    I am ordering this issue now! What a spectacular idea. We are so inundated with information when they are little and are left in the lurches when they hit the bumpy teenage years. Plus, the girl on the front looks just like my daughter! Thanks in advance for the much-needed support.

    • admin

      Monette, Thank you for ordering, we do feel there is a real need for an issue like this. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.

  • Becky Wolsk

    I am so excited that you’re publishing a magazine for tweens and teenagers. I just ordered it and can’t wait to get my first issue. When I was filling out the online form and it asked, “It this a gift?”, I ticked “no,” because technically, it isn’t, since it is coming to me at my house, but really, it is a gift that you are publishing this for my demographic! Thanks and good luck with it. I will tell my parent-friends.

    • admin

      Thank you for this comment, we work hard here at Brain, Child and it is so nice to be appreciated. We are really excited about the Special Issue, and can’t wait to hear what you think of it. Thanks too for spreading the word. We appreciate that.

  • Lisa Godwin

    How can I order the special issue for parents of teenagers … without using PayPal? I intensely dislike PayPal and won’t use it. Most sites offer a choice of credit cards, which don’t seem to be available on your site. Please advise, as I’d really like to order this special issue. Thank you!
    Lisa Godwin

    • admin

      HI Lisa, you can mail a check to us at Brain, Child, 341 Newtown Turnpike Wilton CT 06897. In the meantime we will put in your order so you get the issue around May 1.

  • Kris

    I’m ordering one, because I love that it’s about teens. But I wish it would have been one of the normal four issues. Please don’t start inundating subscribers with “special” offers and issues”! Just roll it in, we are already here and love what you do!!!

  • Tracey

    I am a previous subscriber and used to read Brain, Child from cover to cover. Now my kids have hit the tween years and I can’t wait to read this special issue!

    Question: I am currently in Afghanistan – would it be possible to get a digital copy? If not I will wait until I get home in a few months for the hard copy :(


    • admin

      HI Tracey

      Good news – The issue will be available in the iTunes app store!

  • Robyn Roche-Paull

    I hope it is still available to order? I missed the deadline due to working nights and really want to read this issue…I have teens and it is a struggle. Lots of info for babies and toddlers, not so much for when they have hormones!!

  • Nicki

    Wow! I’m totally looking forward to this issue and am THRILLED that it will be available in the iTunes App Store — FANTASTIC!!

  • Judy Kropf

    Oh, man, I just ordered the hard copy, but I would love to get a digital version. Can I get it from iTunes onto my Kindle app on my Google Nexus 7?

  • Maria

    I downloaded the magazine app on the App Store, but it’s not listed as available for purchase.

  • Peggy

    Tried to order. Didn’t work with no explanation after I gave all the credit card information… Not keen about reentering…

    • Brain, Child


      Peggy Meehan, our director of customer service will email you shortly to take care of this. So sorry.

  • Lauren E. Reinhold

    I tried the link for the electronic one and it didn’t work, just led me to a blank page. Then tried to order it by mail and it didn’t have scroll down field for my state so I couldn’t continue.