Seattle Children’s Launches “Teenology 101” Blog for Parents and Caregivers of Teens

Blog provides insight and advice for parents navigating the teen years


Seattle Children’s today announced the launch of “Teenology 101,” a new blog for parents and caregivers of teens. Written by Children’s adolescent medicine experts Jennie Brown RN and Dr. Yolanda Evans MD MPH, the blog provides insight and advice for parents navigating the teen years, and in tandem offers unique insights based on their collective experiences working with this age group. The blog will also include guest posts from other teen experts from Children’s who will share their knowledge and perspectives on hot topics.

“For parents of teens, life is full of new questions every day,” said Jennie Brown, a registered nurse with Children’s Adolescent Medicine team. “Children’s goal for this blog is to give parents encouragement, answer looming questions, and offer insight into the minds of teens.”

Teenology 101 will also share tips for keeping teens safe and healthy, and explore relevant social and political issues affecting teenagers today. Designed to be a platform for parents and caregivers to learn more about how teenagers function, Children’s also hopes readers will share their own unique knowledge on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to raising a teen.

“If you’re raising a teenager you know that, unfortunately, they don’t come with a handy user’s manual. However, while every adolescent is different and unique, they also possess some common traits,” said Dr. Yolanda Evans, a physician in Children’s Adolescent Medicine team. “We hope that by sharing our expertise and lessons learned from working with teens, Teenology 101 will be a useful resource that can assist families navigating the teenage years.”

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About Seattle Children’s Adolescent Medicine Team

Adolescent Medicine is the care of youth in and around their teen years, from about ages 9 to 21. Seattle Children’s is expert in attending to the physical, emotional and social needs of adolescents from puberty though young adulthood.

Children’s Adolescent Medicine team provides consultation, diagnosis and treatment for health issues that commonly arise during these years. We specialize in caring for young people with long-lasting conditions, such as eating disorders, obesity and chronic pain. We have clinics dedicated to adolescent gynecology, eating disorders, substance use and treatment, and behavioral issues. For more information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics-programs/adolescent-medicine/.

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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