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

June 09, 2011

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

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Seattle Children’s has been delivering superior patient care while advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Seattle Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit www.seattlechildrens.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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