Body Mass Index (BMI) for Parents
Doctors use body mass index (BMI) measurements to assess a child's physical growth in relation to other kids the same age. Here's how to calculate BMI and understand what the numbers mean.
Body Mass Index (BMI) for Teens
One of the biggest questions guys and girls have as they grow and develop is whether they're the right weight. One place to start is by learning about body mass index, or BMI.
What's the Right Weight for My Height? for Teens
One of the biggest questions guys and girls have is whether they're the right weight. Because the body is growing and changing so much during adolescence, it can be tough to answer this question.
Sexual Attraction and Orientation for Teens
Both guys and girls often find themselves having sexual thoughts and attractions. For some, these feelings and thoughts can be intense — and even confusing.
Your Child's Weight for Parents
"What's the right weight for my child?" is one of the most common questions parents have. It seems like a simple one, but it's not always easy to answer.
What Being Overweight Means for Kids
Being overweight has become a serious problem for many kids and adults. Find out what it means to be overweight in this article just for kids.
Sexual Orientation for Parents
During the teen years, sexual feelings are awakened in new ways because of the hormonal and physical changes of puberty. It takes time for many kids to understand who they are and who they're becoming. Part of that understanding includes a person's sexual feelings and attractions.
Growth Charts for Parents
Doctors use growth charts to figure out whether kids' height and weight measurements are "normal" and whether they're developing on track. Here are some facts about growth charts.
Understanding Puberty for Parents
Puberty was awkward enough when you were the one going through it. So how can you help your kids through all the changes?
About Overweight and Obesity for Teens
We use the words "oveweight" and "obese" a lot, but they actually have medical meanings. Find out how doctors diagnose these conditions and what they mean for a person's health.