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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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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

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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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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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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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How do I stop my kids from internet predators?

How do I stop my kids from internet predators?

Monitor: Children do not have a right to online privacy. The internet is an adult's world so you child's internet activities should be directly monitored. ...Read more

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How do you feel about teens shaving down there?

How do you feel about teens shaving down there?

Personal: If it makes you feel better about yourself and you are safe with what you are doing and are not obscessed with it, then do your thing. Watch for nicking and cutting and skin rash and infections. If it is you, then be you. Don't worry about it and don't sweat it. It is personal, plain and simple. ...Read more

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They said teens cannot waer contacts is it true?

They said teens cannot waer contacts is it true?

No: Age is not as important as maturity in this case. Contact lenses, while very liberating, can be dangerous if not worn and cared for appropriately. You must be able to insert them and take them out daily, clean them regularly and follow all your doctor's directions - including keeping scheduled appointments. As long as you can do that, a child of any age can potentially wear them. ...Read more

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Is the multi-blade cartridge ok for shaving teens?

Yes: These provide a close shave with less pulling and effort as the blades complement each other in the removal of the hair. So they are gentler. ...Read more

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How can I teach my kids to responsibly use the internet?

Role model: For example, if you are looking up directions talk about what you are doing. If you are checking facebook talk about the importance of knowing who your "friends" are and setting privacy limits. Discuss online bullying with your children and let them know that their internet usage will be supervised. Limit usage to no more than 2 hrs/day. Make it a habit to openly discuss what sites they visit. ...Read more

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Is having friendly only on the internet healthy for my son?

Is having friendly only on the internet healthy for my son?

No: They say that words are only 15% of what you get in an encounter with others, with body language, tone , context and other variables rounding out the contact. If you ignore internet dependence and isolation, how will a child learn to interact with others and find success in any culture if they don't spend time in person with friends.Limit on line time & find the kid an internet club. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during a physical for teens?

Could you tell me what happens during a physical for teens?

Physical exam: During most teen physicals the doctor will interview the patient both in the presence of the parent and without the parent to screen for things like depression, sleep disorders, school problems, drug use, sexual activity, etc. The doctor will examine the teen checking all body parts, assessing for scoliosis, hernias (boys), fitness, irregular heart beats. We want to check that all is well. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of teens that eat unhealthy constantly?

What is the percentage of teens that eat unhealthy constantly?

Too Many: Data on people's exact diet and eating habits can be difficult to collect. I would suspect that the majority of teenagers are eating a sad diet(standard american diet) which is high in processed foods, high in animal fats & hydrogenated fats, and low in fiber, low in fruits & vegetables & low in complex carbs. ...Read more

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How effective are tactics used on tv shows to treat troubled teens?

How effective are tactics used on tv shows to treat troubled teens?

As above : It depends on what r the problems ? how supportive the environment and how committed for change they r, but seeing a mental health professional is better. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the top ten health risks for teens?

Need expert help here. What are the top ten health risks for teens?

Mortality: The five leading causes of death among teenagers are accidents, homicide, suicide, cancer, and heart disease. Accidents account for nearly one-half of all teenage deaths. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db37.Htm for more information about the other causes. ...Read more

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What are the signs of IBF. The internet is not specific enough. Thank you?

What are the signs of IBF.  The internet is not specific enough.
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IBS or IPF ?: Which? There is no IBF that I know of. These both seem detailed. Pick which is of interest. http://www.webmd.com/ibs/guide/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-symptoms http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/ipf/signs.html Best! ...Read more

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Can teens take biotin?

Can teens take biotin?

Yes: Biotin is a safe supplement that improves the quality of hair and nails. It is safe to take in teens and up. ...Read more

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Can teens take lumiday?

Can teens take lumiday?

No evidence: Although a parent could administer lumiday to a child or teenager, there is no definitive evidence of its safety, tolerability or efficacy in that population. It appears to be a combination of individual over the counter supplements that have been shown anecdotally to have positive effects on mood and anxiety in adults although the evidence for even that is equivocal at times as well. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can teens get neuroblastoma?

Can teens get neuroblastoma?

Unfortunately: It is typically seen in young children, but it can occur in teenagers & adults. ...Read more

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How do you treat anxiety in teens?

How do you treat anxiety in teens?

Start with therapy: If the therapist feels that medication may be helpful, they will refer you to a psychiatrist in your area. ...Read more

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Is depersonalization very common in teens?

Probably not: If you mean chronic depersonalization, it is not that common. Although some infrequent degree of depersonalization is relatively normal for everyone, including adults and teens, chronic depersonalization is usually a sequelae of psychological trauma. ...Read more