Raising a teen or tween in the city means parents face unique challenges. PhillyTweens takes an in-depth look at the issues, the struggles, the successes and of course the joys of city living for kids closing in on adulthood. It’s news coverage for parents to help your city kids thrive.

The Image I Feared for 12 Years

My sweet Isabella is being incredibly brave and has given me permission to document her journey for Phillytweens.com.”

New Mural Comes Alive in Chinatown

Love your community, get vaccinated.”

PSD is Paying Parents to Drive Their Kids to School

Dr Hite says the district realizes the driver shortage has very real consequences”

Teaching Teens with Autism To Drive

These approaches help young autistic drivers develop driving skills over time supported by caregiver-supervised practice.

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Teen Driving Special Reports

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City Driving, It’s a Trip!

How CHOP is Making Sure Your Teen is Ready

Honking horns, sirens, bikers, pedestrians, double parkers, parallel parking, and the HORNS! Driving in Philadelphia can leave even experienced and skilled drivers feeling nervous, frustrated, and sometimes scared. How will you know when your 16-year-old is ready to get behind the wheel? Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has you covered.


It’s About Time

I’m a storyteller always looking for more time. I’ve spent two decades working in television newsrooms producing content and newscasts. Much of my career I’ve spent here in Philadelphia at NBC10 and Fox29. There’s much to tell in a city this size and a limited amount of time.

As a mom raising a child approaching her teens in Philadelphia, I’ve always wanted the time to dive deep into issues that impact urban families. Public education, homelessness, mental health, teen driving to name a few.

I also want to tell stories about all that the city has to offer, the good and the not so good. And I want to hear the stories of city dwellers raising kids. We’re all in this together.

PhillyTweens is a dream come true for me, I’ve finally found my time.

Jackie Gailey Raible

Editor & Chief