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American Academy of Pediatrics Caring for Your Teenager

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ISBN-10: 0553379968

ISBN-13: 9780553379969

Edition: 2003

Authors: Donald E. Greydanus, Philip Bashe

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Expert, authoritative guidance you can trust on helping your teenager cope with the changes and challenges of adolescence, from The American Academy of Pediatrics. The critical, life-shaping years between twelve and twenty-one have been called the “turbulent teens.” But adolescence doesn’t have to be a time of anxiety and upheaval--for either teenagers or their parents. In this comprehensive, down-to-earth guide, the nation’s leading authority on the care of children helps parents and caregivers guide teenagers through the successful transition into young adulthood. Combining practical parenting advice with the latest medical, psychological, and scientific research, and covering every…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.200
Language: English

Dr. Donald Greydanus is a Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine and is the Pediatrics Program Director at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and his medical degree from the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey. He also completed a residency in Pediatrics from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine from the New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Medical Center in New York City. He is…    

Peter Teeley, who served as press secretary to Vice President George Bush, was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 1991, and attributes his recovery to the fact that he gained access to a state-of-the-art clinical trial at Georgetown University's Lombardi Cancer Center. He lives in Washington, D.C. Philip Bashe has written or cowritten seventeen titles spanning several genres, including health and self-help, parenting, sports, biography, autobiography, and popular culture. He lives in Baldwin, New York, with his wife, author Patricia Romanowski Bashe, and their son, Justin.

Foreword
Adolescence: A Time of Change
Parenting Teenagers in Today's World
Essential Parenting Skills
Your Teenager's Physical Development
Growing into Adulthood: Your Teenager's Developing Self
Your Teenager at Home, at School and in the World
Your Family
Facing Family Disruptions and Crises Together
Other Types of Families: Single-Parent, Divorced, Blended and Gay-Parent Families
Your Teenager at School
Planning Ahead for College
Learning Problems
Tuned-In Teens: TV, Movies, the Internet, Video Games, Radio, Rock and Rap
The Hurdles of Adolescence: Safeguarding Your Teenager
Sexuality
Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs of Abuse
Safety and Injury Prevention
Emotional and Behavioral Problems
Good Health: Setting the Patterns for a Lifetime
Medical Checkups and Immunizations
Good Nutrition During the Teen Years
When Eating Turns into a Problem: Obesity, Dieting and Eating Disorders
Physical Activity and Sports
Common Medical Conditions During the Teen Years
Cancers in Adolescence
Cardiac Conditions
Dental Health
Digestive Disorders
Conditions of the Ears, Nose and Throat
Endocrine Disorders
Eye Conditions
Disorders of the Genitourinary Tract
Gynecologic Conditions
Infectious Diseases
Neurological Disorders
Orthopedic Conditions
Respiratory Conditions
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Skin Conditions
When a Teenager Has a Chronic Illness or Disability
Index