#8. Teen Mindfulness: 10 Steps to Medical Independence

Your pediatrician knows that one day, your child will outgrow pediatric practice and ‘graduate’ to seeing an adolescent or adult physician. Perhaps your pediatrician already has added credentials in Board Certified Pediatric Adolescent Medicine. He or she may very well have specific recommendations on who the next doctor should be, based on your child's history... Continue Reading →

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#5. Teen Mindfulness: 10 Considerations For Girls’ Adolescence

Many professionals encourage the natural inclinations of youth to seek aptitude and self-sufficiency in health care, especially in a gradual fashion, starting when your teen is aged 13 to 18. For your teen who started her first period, and after checking with her pediatrician, consider letting her see her own family doctor or gynecologist. Here... Continue Reading →

#1. Teen Mindfulness: 10 General Concepts

Perhaps your teen is going on age eighteen and getting ready to graduate high school and move out of the house for college next year. She or he has outgrown pediatric health care. Ask your doctor about having your teen become more independent. “What a great transition, from childhood to adolescence! And what a milestone,... Continue Reading →

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