Adolescent/Teen Issues

We are here for you, ready to talk through all the ups and downs of your adolescent or teen

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we know that adolescents and teens have lots of issues: peer pressure, school, body image, drugs, sex, birth control, depression…the list goes on. Whatever they’re going through, we’re here to help them work through it in a healthy way. We’ll spend as time as is necessary to understand their situation and advise safe, healthy ways to handle it. And remember, whatever they tell us remains confidential, between your child and us.

Your child can feel free to discuss just about anything with us:

  • Puberty
  • Body image, body changes
  • Being overweight or underweight
  • Eating disorders
  • Mental health assessment, referrals
  • How he/she is doing with friends, in school
  • Signs of depression
  • Vomiting or cutting themselves due to stress or other factors
  • Health education: getting enough sleep, exercise, nutrition
  • Healthy eating
  • Dating and sex
  • GYN referral
  • Birth control
  • STDs
  • Pregnancy test
  • HPV vaccine
  • Gender identification
  • In a healthy or abusive relationship
  • Drug and/or alcohol use
  • Smoking
  • Bullying
  • Body piercing
  • Acne and other skin problems
  • Tattoos
  • Sports injuries, concussions
  • Driving safety
  • Personal hygiene
  • Grades
  • School tests
  • College applications

To learn more about adolescent and teen issues

To read American Academy of Pediatrics articles on such topics as dating and sex, nutrition for a growing teenager, myths and facts about teen drivers, preventing drug abuse and more, please click here.

Count on us for information and advice to help your child grow up healthy and happy

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Whether you’re a parent-to-be, a new parent or an experienced mom or dad with years of child-rearing under your belt, rest assured. We’ve got years and years of experience helping parents take care of their children, sick or well, newborns to young adults, and we’re ready to help you with yours.

To learn about all the services we offer here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, CLICK HERE.

And please contact us to discuss any of these topics. Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you.