Tips for Parents of Teenagers

This information is part of the series "Healthy Teens, Healthy Futures," offering parents and their children tips on growing and staying healthy through the teenage years.



If your teen is being bullied:

If you find out your teen is being a bully:

Role Modeling


Help your teen get the nutrients he or she needs by stocking up on healthy snacks that your teen can eat on the run. Good choices include:





Learn the signs of depression so you can get help for your teen right away if he or she is depressed. Teens who are depressed are at a greater risk for:

Here are some common symptoms to look for:

If you're worried about changes in your teen's behavior, make an appointment right away with your teen's doctor.


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Adapted with permission from Kaiser Permanente.

Clinical review by Jeff Lindenbaum, MD
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Reviewed 04/01/2013