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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 

 

Parenting with Love and Logic

by Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay

  • The handbook for parents.

 

Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)

by Gavin De Becker

  • Practical advice from a safety expert to help you protect your children and teach them how to protect themselves.

 

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition

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:

 

A Smart Girl's Guide to Knowing What to Say

 

Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies & Bossiness and Finding a Better Way

 

A Smart Girl's Guide: Drama, Rumors & Secrets: Staying True to Yourself in Changing Times

 

And there are many more. 

 

The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls

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.”

 

The Boy's Body Book: Third Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU

by Kelli Dunham

  • Our recommended book for preteen boys to learn about the upcoming changes during puberty.

 

Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings

by Kenneth Ginsburg, MD

  • A guide to helping your child build their resilience and be equipped to overcome life’s challenges.

 

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

by Daniel J Siegel, MD

  • An inside look into the many changes happening in your teen’s brain.

 

Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness: A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Bedwetting

by Renee Mercer, MSN CPNP

  • The best resource for understanding bedwetting and how to solve it.

 

Fostering Resilience

  • Preparing kids to THRIVE during both good and challenging times.

 

Bedwetting Store

 

  • A great resource for information, bedwetting alarms, and other supplies.

 

CHADD

  • The national resource for children and adults with ADHD.

 

FACT Oregon

  • An organization with the mission to empower families experiencing disabilities. Learn how to advocate for your child, navigate the IEP process, and more.

 

Vaccinate Your Family

  • Discover why vaccines are still important for your preteen and teenager.

 

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