TEENS & TWEENS
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One recent study suggests that as many as one in five children between 10 and 18 years old are engaging in intentional self-harm, such as cutting, burning, or hitting themselves. But why would that be? And as a parent, how can you stop it?
Every parent wants to raise a child who feels comfortable in his or her own skin. A key to achieving this is fostering a healthy body image.
Adolescence is accompanied by physical and emotional changes, a desire for independence and facing decisions about social activities. The COVID pandemic has added new challenges and heightened anxiety.
Girls sustain the highest rates of concussion in soccer, basketball and cheerleading. These same sports also generally have less sideline medical coverage for games.
Does it seem as if you and your teenager live in different worlds? Many parents find it hard to interpret their teens’ behavior. Is your child just acting like a typical teen or does she or he need your help?
Adolescent medicine specialists have extra training in adolescent health issues and provide all aspects of care – from physical exams and treating illness to attention problems and nutrition.
Advice on what you need, which tools to have handy and what to expect during your child's virtual exam and afterward.
Girls who are bullied face a higher risk for behavioral problems, including depression, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts and acts. Research shows that frequent bullying is more common among tweens than in older or younger kids.