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TeenTeenTeenTEnglishNATeen (13-18 years)NANANACaregivers Adult (19+)NALanding PageLearning Hub<p>The teen years can be challenging for your child, and for you. Learn how you can guide your teenager to follow nutrition guidelines, develop good sleep habits, manage their mental health and make safe lifestyle decisions.</p><p>The teen years can be challenging for your child, and for you. Learn how you can guide your teenager to follow nutrition guidelines, develop good sleep habits, manage their mental health and make safe lifestyle decisions.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Common health problems</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about health conditions such as sleep problems, headaches and sexually transmitted infections.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=29&language=English">Headache</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=25&language=English">Human papilloma virus (HPV) and genital warts</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=27&language=English">Pierced ear infection</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=306&language=English">Sleeping problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3948&language=English">Caring for dental braces while travelling and away from home</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Letting your teen become more independent</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Growing children need to learn some important skills for adulthood, especially if they have a long-term health condition. This section describes the factors that help your teen become more independent and what to do if you are concerned about their wellbeing and self-care.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2425&language=English">How a teen becomes more independent</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2433&language=English">Managing concerns about your teen's wellbeing</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2428&language=English">Supporting your teen to develop new health-care skills</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2434&language=English">Motivating your teen to develop new skills</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2435&language=English">What to do when your teen is not learning new healthcare skills</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2426&language=English">How hospitals support teen independence</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Mental health</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn how to support your teen if they are experiencing anxiety, depression or bullying and how to support a healthy, safe use of social media.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=18&language=English">Anxiety</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=303&language=English">Bullying</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=19&language=English">Depression</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3663&language=English">Substance use disorder</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=291&language=English">Suicide in children and teens</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Puberty</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find out about the physical and emotional changes in boys and girls and how they are linked with puberty.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=624&language=English">Stages of puberty in boys</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=299&language=English">Menstruation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=300&language=English">Menstruation and developmental disability: Advice for parents of adolescent girls</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=623&language=English">Puberty in girls</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Relationships and sexuality</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find out how to guide your teen to make safe choices and understand the importance of consent.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=716&language=English">Sex education: What children should learn and when</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=718&language=English">Sex education for children: Why parents should talk to their kids about sex</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=717&language=English">Sex education for children: Eight tips for parents</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=345&language=English">Pregnancy in teenagers</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Routine health in teenagers</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find out about healthy nutrition choices and good sleep habits for teens.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=638&language=English">Healthy eating for teens</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=647&language=English">Sleep tips: How to help your teen get a good night's sleep</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Transitioning through the health-care system</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn what to expect when your child transitions through the health-care system and when they make the switch to adult care. Find out how to prepare your child for taking charge of their own care. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3924&language=English">Transitioning to adult care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3925&language=English">Helping your child transition through health care: Children </a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3926&language=English">Helping your child transition through health care: Teens</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3927&language=English">Transitioning to adult care: Resources</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Ages_stages_teen.jpgyourteen

 

 

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