Children’s health information
All about teens
As kids grow into teens, they may experience a lot of physical, emotional and social changes. For both teens and parents, these changes can be difficult to navigate. CHOC experts are here to help.
Teens and mental health
As children become adolescents, they start to experience several developmental changes that affect them physically, psychologically, emotionally and behaviorally. Because of these changes, parents may start to notice that their teens may be irritable, withdrawn and overwhelmed.
Some of these behaviors are natural during this developmental stage, but if these behaviors are recurring for many weeks, they may serve as a red flag that a teen is experiencing symptoms mental health challenges.
Teens may be under immense pressure to fit in socially, perform academically and more. Learn how to keep an open line of communication with your teens, look for warning signs and get help when needed.
Teenager growth & development: 13 to 18 Years
CHOC experts map out puberty and communication changes with teens, and how to best connect with them while making sure they are establishing healthy fitness, eating and sleeping habits.
Is your teen heading to college soon?
A CHOC pediatrician offers a doctor-approved health checklist to ensure teens are set up for success when managing their healthcare on their own.
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