TEENS & TWEENS

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The Vaccine That Can Keep Your Child From Getting Cancer

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.

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You Can Have a Strong Relationship With Your Teen: Here's How

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.

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Study Finds Little Evidence Linking Screen Time and Teens' Well-Being

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.

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Top Tips to Help Teens Meet Their Changing Sleep Needs

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.

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Your Teen's Growth Spurt: How to Fuel It Right

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.

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How to Set the Guidelines Your Teen Needs

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.

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Physicals and Checkups: Why They're Extra Meaningful for Teens

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.

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The Best Way Parents Can Protect Their Teens Against Drinking Alcohol

Studies show that the biggest factor influencing teen decisions about alcohol is a surprisingly simple one: knowing parents' expectations about underage drinking. Learn these expert tips to protect your teenager.

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