TEENS & TWEENS
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Vaping can pose a serious health threat to children. Learn the facts about e-cigarettes and why parents should talk to their children about their potential dangers.
If you could vaccinate your kids against cancer, would you? Although the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been shown to cause cancer, many parents don’t vaccinate their children against HPV, a common infection spread by skin-to-skin contact.
The good news is that you have more than a decade of experience as a parent under your belt. So although you may feel unprepared, you are well qualified for the task at hand.
Many parents try to limit the time their children spend online gaming or watching videos, especially before bedtime, in the belief this time could damage their emotional health. But a new study turns that belief on its head.
Your teens aren’t staying up half the night and sleeping all day just to drive you crazy. One of the many changes teens’ bodies go through during puberty is a shift in the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle.
Get ready, because your young teen is preparing for the biggest growth spurt since babyhood. This time around, it can be much more challenging to be sure your teenager is getting the proper nutrition.
During this time of tremendous upheaval, the parental role in setting and enforcing limits is as important as ever. Find out how to set -- and enforce -- rules that will best guide them.
Your child should continue to see a pediatrician throughout the teenage years. Your child's pediatric practice is their medical home -- where you and your child are building a trusting relationship with a pediatric team.