A yearly physical exam is a great time to talk about this. As kids progress through the teen years, you'll notice a slowing of the highs and lows of adolescence. A certain amount of change is normal during the teen years. Don't be insulted when your growing child doesn't always want to be with you.
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These are the changes of adolescence. A doctor can tell your preadolescent — and you — what to expect in the next few years. Give your child books on puberty written for kids going through it. Relationships between parenting styles and risk behaviors in adolescent health: