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Is a teen boy mature enough to travel along 9000 miles?

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

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What is a good way to gain weight fast for teen boy?

What is a good way to gain weight fast for teen boy?

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

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Can you tell me how a teen boy get thin in a month?

Can you tell me how a teen boy get thin in a month?

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

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Is it okay for a female general practitioner to check a teen boy?

Is it okay for a female general practitioner to check a teen boy?

Yes: The doctor will be professional with the boy. If the boy is uncomfortable, that is different - it is his choice whether he wants a male or female doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a teen boy with OCD to feel really guilty about sexual thoughts?

Is it normal for a teen boy with OCD to feel really guilty about sexual thoughts?

Not uncommon: This situation is not uncommon. Is the OCD controlled or partially controlled? This adds to the normal "guilt" a teenager would have about this. Seek a mental health professional for help. ...Read more

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I need to know the best way to gain weight for teen boy?

I need to know the best way to gain weight for teen boy?

Why?: Why do you want to gain weigh? Even if you are underweight, increasing your weight rapidly is not a good idea. Eat a well balance diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and low in saturated fats. You may wish to add fish and chicken in moderation. ...Read more

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Why would a teen boy sleep till 530pm?

Why would a teen boy sleep till 530pm?

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 more

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How to get stout and strong as a teen boy?

How to get stout and strong as a teen boy?

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

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What makes a adolescent boy want to masturbate for his first time?

What makes a adolescent boy want to masturbate for his first time?

Instinct: Boys will actually start to masturbate at a very young age (before puberty or adolescence). However, when they reach adolescence, they have the physical ability to ejaculate. The drive to masturbate is an admixture of curiosity and instinct. ...Read more

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I'm a 17 year old boy, when will my face and body be fully matured?

I'm a 17 year old boy, when will my face and body be fully matured?

Maturity: Maturity for males starts at different time during teen age years and continues into your mid twenties at different rates. There are genetic and environmental factors as well as medical conditions that effect this maturation. If you feel like there is a problem with your maturation please discuss with your physician. If you are just wondering be patient and enjoy the ride over the next 10 years. ...Read more

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