Age: Teens

Let’s talk about gender identity

We all know that being “different” is a very difficult thing in society and can even be difficult to talk about with our children.  In reference to physical differences, we often hear families use the phrases “God made him/her this … Continue reading

How your child is misdirecting you

Kids and magicians have one thing in common. They are both masters of misdirection, focusing your attention away from what is really happening. A magician uses words or body movements to manipulate your focus away from where the “magic” is … Continue reading

Never give up until they buckle up.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA), over the past 5 years, almost half of the 1500+ kids 8-14 years old who died in car, SUV and van crashes were unbelted. This sobering statistic is one of the … Continue reading

4 home remedies for dealing with acne

This is a common topic with teenage patients and is important to them. The conversation in my office often starts with “we would like a referral to a dermatologist”.  There are a lot of great options for the treatment of … Continue reading

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