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Puberty: body odor and mood swings, oh my! We offer guidance on unexpected changes and help families embrace growing up. Some pre-teens may be seen in our teen clinic which has its own entrance and decor to encourage that growing up process. It is important for young adolescents to build strong relationships with their families and their doctors so they can feel safe asking questions. We aim to build trust and give useful information to navigate this confusing time.
Come grow with us!
RESOURCES & BOOKS
by Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay
The handbook for parents.
by Gavin De Becker
Practical advice from a safety expert to help you protect your children and teach them how to protect themselves.
by Valerie Schaefer
For girls ages 8 and up, an introduction to the changes that will be happening in both body and brain, with “answers to questions about your changing body, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between.”
American Girl has many books that help guide preteens through the confusing middle school years. Here are a few:
And there are many more.
by Cara Natterson
For girls ages 10 and up, this book “follows up the original bestseller with even more in-depth details about the physical and emotional changes you're going through.”
by Kelli Dunham
Our recommended book for preteen boys to learn about the upcoming changes during puberty.
by Kenneth Ginsburg, MD
A guide to helping your child build their resilience and be equipped to overcome life’s challenges.
by Daniel J Siegel, MD
An inside look into the many changes happening in your teen’s brain.
by Renee Mercer, MSN CPNP
The best resource for understanding bedwetting and how to solve it.
Preparing kids to THRIVE during both good and challenging times.
A great resource for information, bedwetting alarms, and other supplies.
The national resource for children and adults with ADHD.
An organization with the mission to empower families experiencing disabilities. Learn how to advocate for your child, navigate the IEP process, and more.
Discover why vaccines are still important for your preteen and teenager.