During the tween years, family dynamics might change as your child grows and develops. Tween health issues can range from puberty to bullying and substance abuse.

For girls, menstruation is a primary tween health concern. Talking about menstruation can be embarrassing for both you and your tween — but it's important. Consider ways to approach this tween health topic.

Substance abuse is another possible tween health concern. Talk to your tween about the dangers of inhalants, alcohol and other drugs. Be alert to the warning signs, and be prepared to take action if necessary.

Remember, your role is to help your tween learn how to make healthy choices for a lifetime. Consult your tween's doctor with any concerns you might have about tween health.

May 10, 2019

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  3. Bullying
  4. Bullying Scars
  5. Car sickness in children
  6. Cast care
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  8. Children and gender identity
  9. College depression
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  11. Concussion in children
  12. Herd immunity and coronavirus
  13. COVID-19 (coronavirus) in babies and children
  14. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C)
  15. Dehydration and youth sports
  16. Dental braces: When to start
  17. Distracted Driving
  18. Enterovirus D68: How can I protect my child?
  19. Fast food: Tips for choosing healthier options
  20. Fish Science
  21. Fitness ideas for the entire family
  22. Heads Up Hockey
  23. Healthy body image
  24. Helping children cope
  25. How to talk to your kids about COVID-19
  26. HPV vaccine
  27. Hygiene hypothesis
  28. Inhalant use: Is your child at risk?
  29. Iron deficiency in children
  30. Kids and exercise
  31. BMI and waist circumference calculator
  32. Mayo Clinic Minute: Why and when children should be vaccinated
  33. Mayo Clinic Minute: Why concussion screening is important
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  35. Mental illness in children: Know the signs
  36. Motocross Injuries
  37. MRSA prevention
  38. New School Anxiety
  39. Tips for parenting teens
  40. Performance-enhancing drugs
  41. Piercings: How to prevent complications
  42. Talking about menstruation
  43. Pubertal blockers
  44. Limiting screen time
  45. Sex education
  46. Talking to your teen about sex
  47. Single-parenting tips
  48. Sports and Bullying
  49. Stepfamilies
  50. Strength training for kids
  51. Sudden death in young people: Heart problems often blamed
  52. Suggestions as you consider your future career
  53. Take action against acne
  54. Tattoos
  55. Teen drug abuse
  56. Teen eating disorders
  57. Teen smoking
  58. Teen smoking
  59. Teen suicide
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  61. Teen weight loss
  62. Teenage pregnancy
  63. Teens and sex
  64. Teens and social media use
  65. Test anxiety: Can it be treated?
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  67. Underage drinking
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  69. Teen sleep
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