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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  • Students reaching for healthy food in school cafeteria

    School Lunches: Helping Your Child Make Healthy Choices

    Helping your child make healthy food choices at home and at school can provide them with the energy they need…

  • Pediatrician examining little girl with back problems.


    Scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine (backbone). Normally, the spine is straight. With scoliosis, the spine is crooked…

  • Girl with razorblade

    Self Harm — Cutting

    Cutting (sometimes called self harm) is the act of purposely cutting yourself with a sharp object, such as a knife…

  • Preschool boy playing on a tire swing, leaning back as far as he can

    Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

    Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information (stimuli).

  • Sever's Disease

    Sever’s disease is a common heel injury that occurs in children. It is painful and caused by swelling of the…

  • Sex: Making the Right Decision

    Advice for teens and young adults on the safety and health concerns involved in deciding to engage in sexual…

  • Fearful boy hugging teddy bear

    Signs of Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Any sexual activity involving a child is sexual abuse and has long-term effects. Learn how to recognize signs of abuse…

  • Sleepwalking

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

  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

    Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is a hip problem that occurs in children when the end of the thigh bone slips…

  • Woman touching her throat because it is sore

    Sore Throat

    A sore throat can feel irritated or scratchy with mild to burning pain. Most sore throats are caused by viruses,…

  • Mother and child play with stacking cups

    Speech and Language Delay

    A speech and language delay is when your child doesn’t talk as much as most other children their age.

  • multigenerational family riding their bikes

    Sports and Exercise at Every Age

    It is important to exercise no matter what age you are. A lifelong exercise program is the surest way to…

  • Strabismus

    Strabismus is an eye disorder. It affects the muscle control in your eyes. The eyes don’t line up properly. Instead,…

  • Doctor checking woman’s throat with a tongue depressor

    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 condition that affects a person’s ability to speak smoothly. It can cause them to repeat words, parts…

  • closeup of a sty on a child’s eye


    A sty is a painful, red bump that forms on the edge of your eyelid. It may look like an…

  • Mother holding condom while talking to teenage daughter about sex

    Talking to Your Kids About Sex

    Talking with your child about sex can help them navigate this part of growing up and make your home a…

  • Boy and girl holding hands

    Talking to Your Kids About Virginity

    Making the choice to stay a virgin is a big commitment. It affects your physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well…

  • Sad-looking teenage boy standing on a bridge thinking about suicide

    Teen Suicide

    The teenage years are especially hard and stressful. Many things can affect your teen's mood and behavior. These can lead…

  • couple sit and embrace in the garden

    Teenage Pregnancy and Birth Control Access

    Barring abstinence, access to birth control is critical in preventing pregnancy among teens, be it condoms, pills, patches or…