Acne is a skin disorder that can occur at any age but is common in teenagers during puberty. It is caused by the blockage of pores (or hair follicles) in the skin and mostly occurs on the face, chest, and back...Read more

Having fears and worries is a normal part of childhood development. A general guideline is that normal anxiety is short lived and does not interfere with your child’s daily function or ability to perform tasks he or she desires...Read more

Bullying can begin as soon as children start playing together. There are several types of bullying, including physical (aggressive), verbal (mean teasing or threatening), and relational (spreading rumors or leaving someone out)...Read more

Beverages intended to bring a buzz can have unintended consequences, as a teen’s recent caffeine-related death shows...Read more

The start of college comes with expectation and excitement, but it also can trigger depression. A Michigan Medicine psychiatrist offers advice to ease the transition...Read more

Dyslexia is a complex language problem. It involves not being able to break down a word into the sounds that make it up, as well as not being able to think or write about the sounds in a word...Read more

Just as seat belts and helmets protect kids from injuries, a careful approach to food safety can help safeguard your family from food poisoning and food borne illness...Read more

Firearms are a significant cause of injury and death in the United States. Studies have shown that 1 in 3 homes with guns also have children in the home...Read more

Headaches in children are very common, with 20 percent of kids—preschoolers through teenagers—reporting frequent or severe headaches each year...Read more

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for adolescents. The social and academic stresses of these years, combined with the availability of alcohol and drugs and the effect of social media, leave many parents concerned...Read more

Since iron is important for energy, muscle function, and brain development, a child who is not getting enough iron can have learning or behavioral problems...Read more

Today’s kids are growing up immersed in digital media. Parents often feel like they can’t keep up, can’t keep track of what their kids are doing, and struggle with creating rules about digital media use...Read more

Many teenagers experiment with marijuana. Learn more about how parents can play an important role in teaching children about the risks associated with marijuana and other drugs...Read more

Puberty is the time in a person’s life in which they become sexually mature from a physical perspective. It is a process that usually happens between ages 10 and 14 for girls, and ages 12 and 16 for boys...Read more

Parenting is one of life’s greatest joys but it also presents big challenges. Learn about five helpful strategies for purposeful parenting...Read more

Simple behaviors can make a big difference behind the wheel. Use this checklist to teach your teen motorist good habits...Read more

An Individual Education Plan, or IEP, is used by public schools to provide specialized, tailored education services for children with disabilities...Read more

Abdominal pain, or stomachache, affects almost all children at some point during childhood. There are many possible causes of abdominal pain...Read more

Sunshine and time spent outdoors are part of a full, active childhood. Too much sunshine (and sunburns), however, can cause be dangerous for you and your child. Keep these tips in mind to protect your child from the sun...Read more

Although the minimum legal drinking age is 21, alcohol use and abuse continue to be major health problems amongst adolescents and young adults...Read more

The next time your teen acts out, try giving them a job to do. A clear task helps establish fair punishment and accountability...Read more

Ticks are tiny, creepy, crawly bugs that need to feed on blood to survive. They can feed on mammals like humans, dogs, and deer, as well as birds, reptiles and amphibians...Read more

Winter weather offers families the chance to enjoy all kinds of fun cold weather activities. Make sure your kids are prepared to safely enjoy all that winter has to offer...Read more