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is it normal or even helpful for teenagers to still be eating flintstone vitamins?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: It is normal and somewhat helpful for teenagers to take a daily multivitamin. Teens often don't get enough vitamin d or calcium in their diets. If they are choosy eaters and don't eat a variety of foods, they may be low in other vitamins. A teen is usually big enough to take an "adult" multivitamin, but it is fine for him to take several kid's chewables instead (but he'll be chewing more sugar).
Dr. Rebecca Osei
Clinical Psychology 9 years experience
In fact, flintstones vitamins are sometimes recommended to pregnant women who cannot tolerate the prenatal vitamins due to nausea! I am not sure you are even too old for Flintstones vitamins (non-medical opinion) :)
Oct 14, 2018
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Need for vitamins: If adequate diet vitamins are not needed. If not complete diet there are chewable vitamins for teens and adults

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How do I decide which prenatal vitamin to take?

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All the same: The extra vitamins, minerals and iron that are required during pregnancy are all available in the appropriate amounts in any over the counter adult multivitamin. There is nothing extra special or better about a prenatal. A higher price does not mean it is better for you.
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What do I need to know about prenatal vitamins?

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Take one: There are many brands of prenatal vitamins each with a slightly different compilation of vitamins. The best one to take is the one that you like. Folate (folic acid) in prenatal vitamins has been shows to prevent certain birth defects especially if taken before pregnancy. Find one you like and take it daily.
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Is it safe to take diabetic vitamins while pregnant?

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Yes: If by diabetic vitamins you mean sugar-free than yes it is safe to take while pregnant.
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How must I teach my teen self-control?

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Example: The best tool we have for teaching is modeling the behavior. If you have modeled it then your teen will see that. If you have modeled poor self control then he/she will model that as well. Understanding the teens point of view and offering other ways to react to situations. You may find that a counselor who does cognitive behavior therapy or dilaectical behavior therapy will also be very valuable.
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Teen health topic about girls: should you wear 2 tampons so you don't make a mess at school?

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