Kids and Teens

Make sure your kids’ and teen has all the information he or she needs to make smart decisions about puberty, sexuality, food, fitness and emotional well-being.

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  • School Lunches: Helping Your Child Make Healthy Choices

    Helping your child to understand how to make healthy food choices now will lead to healthier decisions in the…

  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine (backbone) that can cause you to lean to one side, have uneven…

  • Self Harm — Cutting

    Cutting is the act of purposely harming yourself in response to emotional stress and not being able to cope in…

  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

    Sensory processing disorder is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information: things you see, hear, smell, taste,…

  • Sever's Disease

    Sever's disease is a common heel injury that occurs in kids. Learn more about the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention…

  • Sex: Making the Right Decision

    Information for teens about deciding whether your ready to have sex, how to deal with peer pressure, and how to…

  • Signs of Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Childhood sexual abuse can affect a child physically and emotionally for many years. Recognize the warning signs of sexual…

  • Sleepwalking

    Learn about the causes of and ways to deal with sleepwalking.

  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

    Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is a hip problem. It starts if the growing end of the thigh bone slips from…

  • Sore Throat

    Learn what may be causing your sore throat, and what you can do about it.

  • Speech and Language Delay

    Every child develops at his or her own pace. But if your child doesn’t talk as much as most children…

  • Sports and Exercise at Every Age

    A lifelong exercise program helps us live and thrive into old age. There is a place for exercise at every…

  • Strabismus

    Learn about the causes of and treatments for strabismus, or cross-eyes.

  • Strep Throat

    Strep throat is an infection caused by bacteria. It is called “strep” because the bacteria that causes the infection is…

  • Stuttering

    Stuttering is a problem commonly associated with childhood, but, for some people, it can last a lifetime.

  • Sty

    A sty is a painful, red bump that forms on the edge of your eyelid. It’s usually not serious and…

  • Talking to Your Kids About Sex

    Talking to your child about sex can feel awkward, but it’s an important conversation to have early and often.

  • Talking to Your Kids About Virginity

    Virginity is the state of not having had sex. You should talk to your kids about the benefits of choosing…

  • Teen Suicide

    Teen suicide is an act often caused by depression. Talk and watch your teen to detect signs of the disorder…

  • Teenage Pregnancy and Birth Control Access

    Many teenage pregnancies are unplanned. But there are many types of birth control options that can help prevent them.