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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Archive for the ‘Puberty’ Category

The Rites of Passage offers parents help with ‘the talk’ and more

Discussing sex and puberty with kids is difficult. Extreme awkwardness aside, parents often hold outdated ideas about the birds-and-the-bees talk since they had theirs decades ago. Just trying to determine exactly when your son is ready for “the talk” or navigating your  preteen daughter’s wild, tearful mood swings is tough. That’s why Jodi Kaye, a […]

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Seminar helps moms, daughters learn about puberty

Have a daughter between the ages of 9 and 12 years old? Time to talk in more detail about the changes that are ahead? Going through puberty is a lot easier when moms and daughters know what to expect. Preparing for those upcoming changes can help to ease the transition. Banner Health will host a free […]

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Pectus excavatum: fixing a sunken chest

Pectus excavatum, sometimes called sunken or funnel chest, is a congenital deformity that several thousand children are born with each year. Though the condition may be present at birth, typically pectus excavatum worsens and becomes more apparent during adolescence. As kids grow taller, their pectus gets deeper and the center of the chest appears caved […]

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Curvy Girls: support for teens with scoliosis

Have a teen facing a scoliosis diagnosis? Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, can affect a teen’s physical health. But the condition can also result in noticeable physical differences that may also affect self-image. Trinity Nolan, 12, of El Mirage, is hoping to get the word out about a peer-led support group that helps teens cope. […]

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Free seminar for moms, daughters to discuss puberty

Have you had “the talk”? Is it time?  Banner Health will host a free seminar that might help get things started. “Spirit Girls and Moms, Too: Growing Up Health and Happy” is scheduled for Saturday, October 26. Banner Health gynecologist Pooja Shah, MD, will discuss normal puberty-related events and offer an opportunity for participants to […]

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