• Parents & CaregiversCaring for an adolescent is vastly different than parenting a young child. Meeting the healthcare needs of this age group requires not only addressing identified health concerns, but also considering the complicated interactions of developmental and emotional changes. As adolescents begin to take responsibility for their own health, education and promotion of preventive healthcare are very important.

    To support an adolescent's health and well-being, caregivers should engage in ongoing conversations with their teen about preventive healthcare topics such as pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted diseases, the effects of smoking, the need for immunizations, and substance abuse issues. 

    Family At ComputerDoctors and nurses at the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah are here to support and guide you through the challenges of parenting teenagers.

    Information for Parents of Teens

    You can find much more information by searching through our online health library.

    Advice from Our Experts

    Janice Palmer, LPN
    Vaccines for Teens

    Peggy Maggioni, Social Worker
    Teens and Tots: Guidance for Pregnant Teens

    Stephanie Irwin, Child Life Specialist
    Teens and Tots: Safety Tips for Teen Parents

    Courtney Brooks, R.D., L.D.
    Healthy Breakfast for Teens

    Courtney Brooks, R.D., L.D.
    Healthy Eating: Portion Sizes

    Carisa Elmore, R.N.
    Lifestyle and Healthy Habits for Teens