TEENS & TWEENS

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The Most Important Teen Health Issues Parents Need to Know About

It's still important for teens to have regular well-child checkups. These visits can help catch health problems early and they're an important opportunity to help address sensitive issues that are unique to teens.

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The Dangers of Teen Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

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.

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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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