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Why do teens bully other teens?

Why do teens bully other teens?

Inferiority: Believe it or not, bullies tend to have inferiority complexes, often from having been bullied themselves. and yes, it can continue into adult life. Tell someone you know and trust about the bullying. Keeping it inside does no good. ...Read more

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Is nutrition to teens imporant?

Is nutrition to teens imporant?

Extremely: Nutrition is extremely important to teens. Their bodies and brains are still growing! in fact kids gain about 20% of adult height and 50% of adult weight during adolescence. Adolescent boys need 2, 500-2, 800 per day, while girls need around 2, 200 per day -- provided in the form of lean protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and fruits and veggies. Make junk food "alternatives" like baked fries. ...Read more

Dr. Emma Rishton Dr. Rishton
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Teens (Tip)

In my teens, i was never part of the cool crowd. Jennifer garner. ...See more

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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Checklist)

Monitor and check their homework every night
Daily
Help develop age-appropriate, future-oriented activities
Once
Ensure that your tween or teen gets appropriate exercise
Once
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At what age do teens stop growing?

Puberty decides: Every teenager is different but they all go through the same basic stages of puberty. These stages are often referred to as tanner stages (also referred to as sexual maturity level). Stage i is seen before puberty starts and stage v is when you have full adult characteristics. Once you are at stage v you are unlikely to grow any taller. Typically this is at ~15-16 for girls and ~16-17 for boys. ...Read more

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Should teens use the diet plans on tv?

Should teens use the diet plans on tv?

No: Teens should not be on diets. They should learn how to eat healthy and stay physically active. Diets are damaging because they almost always ultimately fail with weight being gained back. Take the teen to a nutritionist. ...Read more

Dr. Emma Rishton Dr. Rishton
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Teens (Tip)

“you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~c. Robin. ...See more

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How are teens getting a hold of drugs!?

How are teens getting a hold of drugs!?

Medicine Cabinet: Unfortunately, one of the most common ways teens get a hold of drugs is to open the medicine cabinet at home. Prescription drugs are among the most commonly abused drugs taken by teenagers. ...Read more

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Does exercise increase a teens height?

Does exercise increase a teens height?

Exercise does not: increase height but it does help w/overall health. Stay healthy, neat, clean, polite, and be your best self. This will be more helpful in happiness than height. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for teens?

What are some good exercises for teens?

SIMPLE: ANY: Any exercise that you like and will stick with is a good excercise. Overall swimming is good for all ages and body types. If you are not a swimmer, then an 'elliptical trainer' is easy on the joints and is better than running. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do teens know they are ready for sex?

How do teens know they are ready for sex?

Most aren't: This is a bit of a loaded question, since most teens are not emotionally ready for sex. The guys have no idea what sex means to the girls, and the girls may or may not have a good idea of what sex entails, and neither really understands the risks involved. For a teen to be "ready", they have to have a good understanding of the risk, how to be safe, and a thorough discussion of the emotional side. ...Read more

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Teens (Tip)

Ask your child about bullying. They usually won't tell you. ...See more

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Why do males get horniest in their teens ?

Why do males get horniest in their teens ?

Hormones: As the pituitary and adrenal glands mature in the pre-teen and teen years, testosterone is produced by the testicles and many changes occur. Facial hair grows, the voice deepens, the penis elongates, the testicles grow and muscles get bigger. Testosterone causes the sex drive and sexual desire and stimulation. It is probably never higher than in the teen years. ...Read more

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What is the most effective diet for teens?

What is the most effective diet for teens?

Set achievable goals: Successful dieting requires that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals & small milestones are good. He must be happy with the foods he gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is usually unsuccessful. One can cut back on calories enough to lose 1-2 pounds a week, and he will be more likely to stay with that modest type of plan. One-two pounds a week is 50-100 pounds/year! ...Read more

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Teens (Tip)

State clearly and often your expectations of them in their behaviors, character, and goals. ...See more

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Erovit t is it good for teens who is studing ?

Erovit t is it good for teens who is studing ?

Pycnogenol is back !: It has to have been over 25 years since this extract of pine bark was first marketed as a medication for adhd. Then, it was primarily from germany; now france produces a large amount of it, allegedly for all sorts of ailments. There were no studies showing efficacy for adhd then ; there are still none. Sorry! look for answers to questions on ht re: how to increase your study skills behaviorally. ...Read more

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How do you help teens discover their identity?

Encouragement: Encouragement and creativity are important for teens to recognize themselves. They often get bogged down in trying to be "acceptable" to their friends or being like everyone else (from what they see and hear in the media). Having interests and developing talents take time. Learning what a teen likes (by listening without judgment rather than talking) and their frustrations can be quite helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Teens (Tip)

Be involved in your preteen and teenagers life, since they need a good sounding board. ...See more

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Are there any health-related concerns of teens?

Are there any health-related concerns of teens?

Yes: Alcohol, drug and nicotine abuse are number one. Depression and suicide are important issues. Inappropriate sexual behavior with consequent std are a major concern. Motor vehicle accidents and deaths are also an important health hazard. Perhaps the most important health issue these days is teenage obesity. ...Read more