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ParentingU is a podcast by Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health, where we sit down with doctors and experts to talk about important topics that all parents face. We're here to help you navigate this amazing journey we call parenting.

Mar 14, 2019

Never fear, the teen years are here! On this episode of ParentingU, Dr. Courtney James and Dr. Ruben Battley address one of our most popular topics: life with teenagers. Parents have lots of questions (and sometimes concerns) about this time period, and how to manage not only a teen's development, but also the parent's changing role.

Dr. James and Dr. Battley provide real-world suggestions about maintaining a harmonious relationship with teens and how your pediatrician can help. 

Some of the questions answered on this episode:

  • When does puberty start for girls and when does puberty start for boys?
  • How is a teen's visit to the pediatrician different than a younger child's doctor visit?
  • How can parents prepare children for the changes of puberty and teenage life?
  • How can parents best handle the mood changes that can sometimes come with teen years?
  • What kind of teen issues are referred to a pediatric adolescent specialist?
  • How can parents improve communication with teens?
  • Are there ways parents can help teens be more resilient?

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