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Doctor insights on: How To Tell Preteen I Cant Chaperone Class Trip Becuase I Am Too Old

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How to tell preteen I can't chaperone class trip becuase I am too old?

How to tell preteen I can't chaperone class trip becuase I am too old?

Be honest: you should be able to sit down and discuss with the preteen why you can't chaperone. Be open, be honest. Open and honest dialogue is important in all aspects of communication with preteens and teens. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and I still have early preteen breast development?

I am 18 years old and I still have early preteen breast development?

Needs clarification: It is not clear if you barely started a breast development or its development halted at same stage for a long period. In either case, you may need thorough evaluation especially if you have not developed subsequent pubertal events, e.g., pubic hair, growth spurt, and menstruation. ...Read more

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What exercises can a preteen do to lower fat?

What exercises can a preteen do to lower  fat?

Cardiovascular: Any cardio workout coupled with limiting caloric intake will lower body fat. ...Read more

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How could a preteen lose about 20 pounds in 3 months?

How could a preteen lose about 20 pounds in 3 months?

First Question -: Does the preteen actually need to lose weight for health reasons. If the answer is yes - Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories > ...Read more

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How long can a preteen live off of liquids?

This is a more: complicated question than can be answered here. Please contact the pre-teen's doctor if you are concerned about someone in particular and get them the appropriate medical help. ...Read more

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How do you know if breasts are growing normally as a preteen?

How do you know if breasts are growing normally as a preteen?

See your doctor: This is something that can be easily determined from physical exam. See your doctor so you don't have to keep worring. ...Read more

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Can a child (preteen) heart be donated to an adult?

Can a child (preteen) heart be donated to an adult?

Yes: Hearts are matched by blood type and body size. A preteen or teenager's heart can be matched to a small adult - say someone that's 4-5 feet tall and weighs 80-100 lbs. ...Read more

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How can I check on how normal my preteen daughter's periods are?

How can I check on how normal my preteen daughter's periods are?

How normal?: It is within normal for girls to start periods after age 8. What aspect of normal are you concerned about? Cycle length? Pain? ...Read more

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Preteen starting school this week: how can she avoid being surprised by her period?

Preteen starting school this week: how can she avoid being surprised by her period?

Talking with you: Have an open-ended discussion with her where she can ask questions and tell you waht she's "heard.". ...Read more

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What are the risks of the flu shot for my toddler and preteen?

What are the risks of the flu shot for my toddler and preteen?

Flu Shot: There really are no "risks" to getting the flu vaccine, unless allergic to components. The risks of getting the vaccine definitely outweigh risks of the bad things that can happen if you get the flu.The flu vaccine cannot give you the flu. The flu is a sudden onset of fever, body aches, cough, and other respiratory symptoms (not vomiting/diarrhea).It has been bad this year. Still time to get it! ...Read more