Becoming a healthy adult requires a healthy passage through adolescence. This involves both physical and mental development, at a time when there is increasing freedom of choice, yet a lack of experience to adapt and cope with many of these sudden changes. Rapid growth, weight changes, secondary sexual characteristics and acne can all lead to self consciousness.
Our ‘Healthy Teen Check’ takes into account these continuing challenges to help make the transition from childhood to adulthood a more positive experience through open discussion, monitoring changes and treating any problems that may arise.
Strategies to cope with more complex relationships and the introduction of topics such as sex, alcohol, drugs, peer pressure and bullying, can be useful. Recognising and dealing with these problems can improve the development of social skills and promote a healthy lifestyle. read more…