Your teen's good health depends on so many things: Avoiding peer pressure to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes, getting enough sleep, exercising and eating nutritious foods. You can teach your teen many of these behaviors by being a healthy role model yourself. By being straightforward and by encouraging open communication, you can help keep your teen healthy. Be sure to check out the many resources available to parents to learn more about teen health. Consider these tips for helping your teen establish a healthy lifestyle:
Sources: American Medical Association, The Nemours Foundation and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association
The Nemours Foundation
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Advocates for Youth
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Offers range of information for teens, parents and educators on adolescent reproductive health issues.
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