Teen Talk

If those teens years are upon you, the chances are you may be feeling out of your depth — your teenager probably feels the same. It may help to remember that there’s a lot going on for your child during these formative years, both mentally and physically.

Hormonal surges and changes in behaviour related to a growing need for independence, are what most people tend to talk about when it comes to teenagers. However, as well as the expected emotional rollercoaster, there’s a range of medical and physical issues they could experience that also need to be considered.



This section takes a look at some of the issues teenagers need to contend with during these frustrating and confusing years. As well as discussing the more common problems, such as puberty, acne, sexuality and contraception, here we also take a look at some lesser known issues such as excessive sweating, fainting and epilepsy.