Feel Good for Teens
This section has tips on coping with emotions and taking charge as you lose weight.
Backpack Safety for Parents
As practical as they are, backpacks can strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they're too heavy or are used incorrectly. Here's how to help kids find the right backpack.
Failure to Thrive for Parents
Most kids follow growth patterns that are normal, but others have ”failure to thrive” – they fail to gain weight as expected and have poor height growth.
Halo-Gravity Traction for Parents
Halo-gravity traction is a way to pull the head and spine upward. Doctors use it to treat curvature of the spine and to prepare kids for spinal fusion surgery.
Backpack Basics for Teens
Backpacks help you to stay organized. They're also better for carrying school supplies than messenger or other shoulder bags. But can they cause health problems?
Dietary Needs for Kids With Cerebral Palsy for Parents
Kids with cerebral palsy often have trouble eating. But with the right diet and feeding techniques, they can get the nutrients needed to thrive.
Therapy and Weight Management for Teens
Losing weight can feel like a challenge, no matter how much we want it. It can sometimes seem like our minds are working against us. That's where weight-management counselors can help.
Compulsive Exercise for Parents
Even though exercise has many positive benefits, too much can be harmful. Teens who exercise compulsively are at risk for both physical and psychological problems.
Compulsive Exercise for Teens
Compulsive exercise can lead to serious health problems. Lots of people don't know when they've crossed the line from healthy activity to unhealthy addiction. Read about ways to tell.
If a person is struggling with extra weight, it can add to the emotional ups and downs of being a teen. Get some tips on coping here.