Tweens & Teens

Parenting is hard! Our clinical experts and experienced parents weigh in on raising healthy kids

  • Keep your kids healthy this winter

    Keep your kids healthy this winter

    Follow these children's health guidelines and download the Circle app for parenting tips and tools as you prepare for winter holiday parties and celebrations.

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  • Children's health checklist, powered by Circle

    Children's health checklist, powered by Circle

    The Circle by Providence app has answers, tools and resources to help keep your kids healthy year-round.

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  • How to prepare your daughter for her first period

    How to prepare your daughter for her first period

    A pediatrician gives some practical advice on how to make menstruation less of a mystery for tweens and teens.

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  • 9 ways to build healthy immune systems in children

    9 ways to build healthy immune systems in children

    In a world filled with germs, parents wonder how to best protect their children from illness and disease.

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  • Best of To Your Health 2018: Children's health

    Best of To Your Health 2018: Children's health

    We've gathered some of our best pediatric insights from the blog to share with you from the past year.

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  • Raising connected kids in an age of disconnection

    Raising connected kids in an age of disconnection

    Family therapist Kathryn Anderson discusses how parents can raise connected kids by focusing on the values of community, positive relationships, and the ability to be vulnerable.

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  • How to help a teen through holiday depression - Part 1

    How to help a teen through holiday depression - Part 1

    Family therapist Kathryn Anderson discusses the warning signs of teen depression, its prevalence and causes, and what we can do to help our teenagers prevent and work through it.

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  • Dispelling myths about people who receive Medicaid

    Dispelling myths about people who receive Medicaid

    People who are covered by Medicaid have the same hopes and plans as anybody else, but often have access to fewer resources. When they need health care, Providence St. Joseph Health is there.

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  • First-aid tips and a DIY kit for minor cuts and scrapes

    First-aid tips and a DIY kit for minor cuts and scrapes

    Proper care for minor cuts, wounds and scrapes reduces the risk of infection and helps minimize scarring. Treat them with these first-aid tips and make your own first-aid kit.

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  • 7 healthy strategies for getting over someone

    7 healthy strategies for getting over someone

    Breaking up is hard to do, but finding and applying healthy coping strategies doesn’t have to be.

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  • Why does your young athlete need an annual sports physical?

    Why does your young athlete need an annual sports physical?

    Just as sports can be for everybody, a pre-participation physical exam should be, too, especially for young athletes.

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  • Pediatrician's expert parenting tips to help teenagers thrive

    Pediatrician's expert parenting tips to help teenagers thrive

    Pediatricians can help parents jumpstart difficult conversations with their teens.

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  • Camp and sports physicals: Prepping for summertime fun

    Camp and sports physicals: Prepping for summertime fun

    One of the most important things you can do to help your child stay safe and have a fun summer is to schedule a physical before they head off to camp or practice

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  • Circle by Providence simplifies mobile health care for busy moms

    Circle by Providence simplifies mobile health care for busy moms

    Circle by Providence is the free pregnancy and parenting app that has answers to moms’ questions about raising healthy kids

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  • Parkland: Enough is enough

    Parkland: Enough is enough

    Providence St. Joseph Health is speaking up for the safety and well-being of our nation's children

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  • The psychology of eating crayons

    The psychology of eating crayons

    Why some children develop a mostly-harmless habit of putting crayons and other non-edible items in their mouths

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  • Is mental health neglected in our children’s schools?

    Is mental health neglected in our children’s schools?

    The health of nearly 5 million kids is neglected on an almost daily basis--their mental health, that is.

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  • How to Treat Colds at Any Age

    How to Treat Colds at Any Age

    Cold treatment and prevention tips for all ages

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  • Too Many Cookies, or Something More? What You Should Know about Binge Eating Disorder

    Too Many Cookies, or Something More? What You Should Know about Binge Eating Disorder

    Why you should be concerned about the biggest eating disorder in the U.S. Parents who are worried that their teen has an eating disorder may look for warning signs such as extreme weight loss...

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  • How to properly choose, pack and lift heavy backpacks

    How to properly choose, pack and lift heavy backpacks

    Help your child avoid back injury by following these safety tips.

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