Tag: "teen health"
Sex and Sexting: Talk About It with Your Kids Early and Often
It is important to talk about sex and sexting starting in the preschool years and continuing through high school. Read helpful tips from a psychologist.
4 Must-Know Facts About Marijuana Edibles
Marijuana edibles are food products that contain marijuana. Learn about the dangers these products can pose related to accidental ingestion.
How to Help Your Child Handle the Stress of Finals
It’s crunch time! Finals will soon be here and your child is working hard to complete assignments, finish up projects and prepare for upcoming exams. Your student appears anxious, overwhelmed
Need-to-Know Info about Wisdom Tooth Removal
If you’re a parent of a teen today, you likely remember when you or someone you know had their wisdom teeth removed in high school or college. Now that you
Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Your Teen Athlete
While sudden cardiac arrest in the young is rare, it often quickly leads to death. Here's what you need to know in case it does happen.
“Adulting” With Your Teen: How To Teach Important Life Skills
Cooking, cleaning and laundry may just feel like chores to you. But they are essential life skills that are necessary for your teen to learn so they eventually can live
Menstrual Suppression in Teens
Menstrual suppression refers to using medication to stop someone from having a period or make it lighter or more regular. The questions I often hear next are why someone would
Defeating Period Problems in Girls with Disabilities
Young girls usually get their first period between ages 10 and 15. This age range is typically the same for teens and tweens with mental and/or physical disabilities. And while
Teens: Is COVID Stressing You Out? Here’s Help
So, COVID-19 sucks, right? If you’ve noticed that you’ve felt anxious, fearful, worried or stressed more than normal…well, you’re not alone. Our entire world has changed because of COVID-19. It’s
Is Your Teen Stressed Because of COVID? Here’s Help
Teens have had a lot to deal with this year, from challenges of remote or blended learning to COVID-19 restrictions that have likely put a damper on their social life.
Parents: talk to your kids about the Benadryl challenge
The Benadryl challenge is the newest social media game which can be quite dangerous, and potentially fatal. What is it? The Benadryl challenge is something many kids first saw on
Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession with Healthy Foods
Orthorexia is the term for an unhealthy obsession with healthy foods. Learn more about this eating disorder and behaviors to watch for in children and teens.
5 Pulmonary Concerns in Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes
E-cigarettes have been utilized for a while, yet suddenly there has been a dramatic uptick in acute lung injuries. The CDC reports that 14% of vaping-associated lung injuries have happened in persons under the age of 18. Read why pulmonologists are concerned about the lungs of teens who vape.
Parents of Teens: 8 Facts To Know About Nicotine in E-Cigarettes
Chances are high that our teens have been exposed to e-cigarettes, thought about using them, or have used them. Read what parents need to know about them so that they can have frank conversations with their teens about the risks.
Keeping Teens Safe Online Requires A Mix of Monitoring and Teaching
One of the main reasons that social media is ripe for abuse is because many apps allow users to be anonymous. This can be a particularly scary landscape for parents of teens. Read Dr. Ryan's suggestions to help keep teens safe online while allowing them the space to participate.
Risk Factors for Suicide in Kids and Teens
Suicide is highly complex and cannot be attributed to a single cause. A combination of health, environmental and historical factors contribute to the risk, but are not necessarily direct causes. Read to learn about some of the more common risk factors for suicide.
Warning Signs of Suicide and Ways to Get Help
Studies suggest that the majority of people who die by suicide give warning signs beforehand, but they're not always obvious. Learn what these signs look like in teens and how to get them the help that they need.
Online and Mobile App Safety: Tips for Parents of Tweens and Teens
Learn five things parents can do to talk to tweens and teens about online and mobile app safety in a way that is less painful and more helpful for both the parent and the child.
Teens and Drug & Alcohol Abuse: Tips to Help Prevent It
Teens have a tremendous amount of stress in their lives. Schoolwork, sports, and part time jobs all add up. Some may turn to drug and/or alcohol as a way to cope. Read tips on how to prevent drug & alcohol abuse.
Parents: Talk to Your Teens About the Dangers of Nicotine Toothpicks
There is a new nicotine product parents need to be aware of: nicotine toothpicks. While cigarette use is down among teens, these alternate forms of nicotine consumption are increasing at an alarming rate. Learn about nicotine toothpicks so that you can talk to your teens about them: