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Is A Teen Boy Mature Enough To Travel Along 9000 Miles
Depends upon Boy: Solo travel is a complicated issue. Factors to include are the maturity (not necessarily age) of the teen, mode of travel (one or two flights or many flights?). Has the teen traveled much in the past? Traveled solo for shorter distance in past? Who will meet him at destination? Is the destination politically stable? Review with your son how to handle problems such as delays or missed flights. ...Read more
Not too fast: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra. ...Read more
Many reasons: The 1st likely cause is behavioral dyssomnia. That means his behavior disrupts his sleep. This could be staying up very late video gaming, face booking, texting, or watching videos. Next would be drug use. Next would be caffeine over use or energy drink use. This behavior should trigger a visit to his pediatrician for full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keys to happiness: Help him identify and then live in alignment with what matters most to him. Identify his values, then focus on helping him build healthy habits to keep him on track, building positive relationships with others, and finding a way to make a difference in the lives of others. ...Read more
Not able: It is not healthy to get thin in just a month. It took years to get where you are today, and that isn't going to change in a mere 30 days. It is an unhealthy and unrealistic expectation. Start a healthy lifestyle and healthy way of eating and expect weight and BMI to stabilize over years, not days. ...Read more
Get Assessment: Young teen boys present with anger problems for many reasons, depression, frustration, abuse, ADD, bipolar and others. It would be in the teens best interest to be evaluated by a psychotherapist to get the correct diagnosis and to get him help and relief. It is not good to be angry and especially severely angry a lot. Show understanding and compassion but firmly urge treatment. ...Read more
Live healthy!: Not exactly sure what you mean by "stout and strong as a teen boy" but i'm guessing you mean something along the lines of energetic and healthy. If so, then leading an active healthy lifestyle should do it: plenty of regular exercise, a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, sufficient rest/sleep, avoiding drugs, alcohol and absolutely no smoking! that's a great start, anyway! ...Read more
If a teen boy start smoke at 16 yo and he's a late bloomer, does it mean that he will stunt his growth? Is there evidence? There's range of answers...
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