As the school year draws to a close, the Child and Family Development team of psychologists like this tips from the US Department of Health and Human Services- Office of Adolescent Health about having a health summer.
These months can be a great time to provide youth new opportunities and catch up on their healthcare visits.
- Give youth a say and let them take action. Teens are establishing their own identities and can benefit from selecting something they are passionate and invested in.
- Connect adolescents to high quality care. Preventive care helps people maintain their physical and mental health and catch potential issues early.
- Foster healthy habits. Warmer weather brings new options for fruits and vegetables as well as additional time outside. Healthy eating and exercise in the adolescent years can establish healthy habits for years to come.
Find more information on this and other adolescent topics on their website.