A Parent’s Guide to Concussions
If your student-athlete gets a blow to the head or body, they might have concussion. Here’s what to do.
Growing pains are common but their cause is unclear. Find out symptoms and when to consult a doctor.
HPV Vaccine for Preteens and Teens
The CDC recommends the HPV vaccine for both boys and girls to prevent several types of cancer. It's safe and virtually 100 percent effective.
Helping Your Teen Make Responsible Choices
Support your teen in making responsible decisions by providing a solid foundation built on sharing your time, experience, values, trust and love.
Talk With Your Teen
Stress, fatigue and peer pressure may make healthy choices harder for teens. Talking with you or another trusted adult can help your teen know what to do.
Talking to Your Teen about Sensitive Issues
It’s never too late to open communication lines with teens to discuss alcohol, sex, drugs and other choices. Here’s how.
Teen Growth and Development, Ages 11 to 14
Early adolescence is a time of rapid physical, intellectual and emotional growth. Knowing what kinds of changes to expect can smooth the path for both of you.
Teen Growth and Development, Ages 15 to 17
Mid-adolescence is usually an easier time for teens and parents, although new challenges will test your patience, understanding and parenting skills.
Teens and Alcohol
Part of growing up involves testing boundaries. This typically includes trying new things, such as alcohol. Help your teen understand the risks involved.
Teens and Sexual Abuse
A youth who is the victim of prolonged sexual abuse usually develops low self-esteem, a feeling of worthlessness and an abnormal or distorted view of sex.