Teens face a wide variety psychosocial challenges during the extremely formative adolescent years. (Image: Adobe Stock. Illustration: David Chrisom, Boston Children’s Hospital) Being a teen is hard enough, but with the current adolescent mental health crisis, parents should know about the psychosocial challenges — from stress to suicidal thoughts —
If your tween or teen is experiencing irregular periods, they aren’t alone. In the first two years after getting a period, you should expect fluctuation in cycle length and the number of days their period lasts. However, there are period symptoms that go beyond what makes a “normal” irregular period.
Consistent dental care at home and regular dental exams and cleanings will prevent gum disease in most children. (Images: AdobeStock, Illustration: Sebastian Stankiewicz/Boston Children’s Hospital) Every kid needs a healthy smile — and strong teeth are just part of the equation. While a cavity affects only the tooth, gum disease
Routines provide children with feelings of comfort, safety, and well-being while also helping them develop a sense of responsibility. (Images: Adobe Stock. Illustration: David Chrisom, Boston Children’s Hospital) They say you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. Maybe no one has realized this more over the last few