Being a Teen with Epilepsy

Navigating your child’s teen years can be a challenge. Some topics are simpler than others when it comes to offering advice. Dating, puberty, and driving can be major milestone events for your teenagers and no doubt they will have questions. Let’s discuss everything from your teenager’s fear of rejection to menstruation and its potential effect on seizure frequency.

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Five Feet Apart Review from Teen with Cystic Fibrosis

Haley Jinkerson is a 14-year-old from Monroe, WI who has cystic fibrosis. This is her take on the movie Five Feet Apart.

Being a cystic fibrosis patient myself, I was so excited when I heard ‘Five Feet Apart’ was coming out. I was even more excited when I found out that Cole Sprouse was going to be a lead actor in it. I went and saw it opening night with both of my parents.

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The importance of private visits during teenage well checks

Teen talking to a doctorDear parents:

Congratulations!  You are now the proud parent of a teenager. You have delicately guided them through infancy and childhood, and now he or she is becoming more independent every day. It’s important that your teenager’s health care provider has “alone time” at each health check with your teen. For some parents, it’s hard to let go, but this is a good step for a number of reasons.

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