AAP Book ...
Caring for Your Teenager,
Pediatric Books for Parents:
Comprehensive Teenage-Related Online Internet Links:
Comprehensive General Online Internet Links:
Caring for Your Teenager (Ages 12
through 21) By the
American Academy of Pediatrics, Donald E. Greydanus, MD, FAAP,
Editor-in-Chief and Philip Bashe - To shorten the long title, we may refer
to this book as "CfYT(12-21)" various places on this web-site. This book
will provide you accurate, up-to-date, scientific information to promote and
support positive physical, emotional, cognitive, and psychological growth in
teenagers ... with more than 100 illustrations.
If you enjoyed the first two of the three book series,
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child (Birth to Age 5) and Caring for Your
School Age Child (Ages 5 through 12), then you will love this book, Caring
for Your Teenager (Ages 12 through 21), which takes on the next age-range of
youth. This is meant to be your main reference guide for the next nine years
of your teen’s life and you should use it on a very regular basis as you go
through the process of raising your teen. The first 3/4 of this 606 page
book is about routine “well teen care” and discusses common problems which
typically come up at the specific ages of 12 to 21 years.
By reading a few years ahead of your teen’s actual age
(example: if your son/daughter is 12 years old, read through the 14-15 year
section), you will already know what to expect and do for about 95%+ of the
problems which come up. The last quarter of the book deals with "sick and
injured care" of this age-range. The 606 page book has an excellent index
and table of contents, so if you cannot remember what to do about a specific
problem you can look it up quickly and easily ... and solve (or at least
We have found that many mothers (and fathers and
grandparents) enthusiastically use this book and “wear it out”... many keep
it at bedside. It is well written and fun to read ... jot notes in it! ...
use it! Many have found that it helps them catch problems early before they
become major, thereby avoiding unnecessary emergency room and pediatric
office visits... saving you time, aggravation and expense as well as worries
and sleepless nights. Have a teen (up to 21 years old) with a health problem
or other adolescent/youth "issues"? ... look it up! ... its good up to age
21 years and we expect you to use it to aid your parenting.
"To quote the publisher:
By the American Academy of Pediatrics, Donald E.
Greydanus, MD, FAAP, Editor-in-Chief and Philip Bashe
Now in one comprehensive AAP volume, parents can access
accurate, up-to-date scientific information to promote and support positive
physical, emotional, cognitive, and psychological growth in their teenagers.
Spanning the full spectrum of adolescent development issues, this
easy-to-use handbook helps parents and their children navigate the
"tumultuous teens" with practical advice from a trusted authority-an
essential "survival" guide to meet the challenge of raising a happy, healthy
Covers a wide range of teen health and development
- Setting limits and maintaining discipline
- Handling peer pressure and the temptations of
cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs
- Dating, sexuality, and sexually transmitted
- Nutrition, body image, and eating disorders
- Changing relationships between teens and other
- 12 keys to developing self-esteem
- Hormones and a teenager's changing body
- Medical ailments common to teenagers
- And much more!
Softcover, 2003 606 pages"
Our approach at Unifour Pediatrics is to keep your teen
home and healthy through anticipatory guidance, prevention and early home
treatment. We look at it as a crucial component of proper preventative
medicine and we will reference it often as we work with you and your teen.
Throughout the country, this is by far the #1 book advised by pediatricians
for this age-range.
How to get the book?
1. Here at Unifour Pediatrics:
Dr. Millsaps charges for this
book at three dollars less than his cost (buying in bulk), so both he and
you are splitting the wholesale cost of the book. The $18 book is now going
for $10 per book, not bad for a large 606 page book. Remember: This book can
be used for all your current and upcoming teens, ... and one saved pediatric
office visit, one less prescription, one less ER, or Urgent Care Clinic
visit (for any of your teens through the years) will easily pay for the cost
of the book.
2. Local Bookstore:
and others usually have this book in stock (let us know if you have
other sources) Costs vary, but last time we checked, the cost was $20 out
3. On-line via the Internet:
The websites of the
American Academy of Pediatrics,
and others usually have this book in stock (let us know if you have
other sources) Costs vary, but last time we checked, the cost was $18
Comprehensive Pediatric Advice Books:
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Comprehensive Online Internet Links:
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Helpful References/Links for "Sick/Problem/Well/Parenting" Care:
Pediatric Health Advisor
excellent pediatric medical advice (indexed)
Pediatric Advisor - Spanish
- (Spanish version of the above - McKesson).
Pediatric Advisor - Other Languages- (Other
languages - McKesson).
Helpful Videos - (educational Pt Ed videos - from Boys Town Peds).
Hospital Minnesota - excellent educational references
KidsHealth for Parents - excellent pediatric and parenting reference!
Kids Health for Parents - Spanish - excellent pediatric reference!
KidsHealth for Teens
- (excellent Teen version of the above - McKesson).
KidsHealth for Teens - Spanish - (excellent Teen version - McKesson).
KidsHealth for Kids
- (excellent "Kids" version of the above - McKesson).
KidsHealth for Kids - Spanish
- (excellent "Kids" version - McKesson).
KidsHealth in Spanish -
(excellent Spanish version of the above).
Medication/Drug Information Look-up - RxList.com -
(Info about Meds).
Medication/Drug Information Look-up - Drugs.com -
(Info about Meds).
Medication/Drug Info and Safety - Pharmacists
- Info/Safety abouts Meds
Medication/Drug Information Mobile Apps -
(Android and iPhone).
HealthyChildren.org Pediatric Health Info -
excellent info (AAP, In English).
HealthyChildren.org Pediatric Health Info -
excellent info (AAP, In Spanish)
C C Parenting Network - Catawba County Parenting Network - classes.
The Parents Journal Parenting Tips
- Tips from other parents - parenting.
The Parents Journal Radio Show - NPR radio program on parenting.
The Parents Journal Audio Clips
parenting lectures to listen to!
The Parents Journal Main Page - Great programs for parenting issues
Childhood Emergency and Poisoning Resource.
DrGreen.com - Great
Information for parents of many topics.
Kids Health First: -
General information on child care.
Growth and Development -
Excellent for up through school-age..
Teen Growth and Body
Concerns - Excellent for teens through college.
Newborn Care -
Excellent Newborn resources from KidsHealth.com.
Development and Growth
- growth and development section of KidsHealth.
Zero to Three
- excellent information on early childhood
Developmental milestones- age-specific developmental milestones listed.
Behavior & Emotions- great, emotions and behavior section of KidsHealth.
Rainbows for Crisis
- programs helping children through grief process.
All Kinds of Minds - programs for children with learning/school
Dads and Daughters - fostering great relationships - fathers &
Child/Adol Psychiatry - am. acad. of child & adolescent psychiatry.
Child/Adol Psychiatry - AACAP - Helpful Mental Health Facts for Families.
CHADD - Children and
Adults with ADHD web-site - lots of resources.
WonderWise Parents - resources for child development and parenting.
Quotes For Parents - great quotes for parents to think about.
Disabilities, Special Needs
Disabilities (AAP) - information about disabilities from the Acad. of Pediatrics.
Disabilities Resource Community - Learning Disabilities Resource Comm.
IEPs - information on Individualized Education Plans (IEP's)
Dyslexia Support Group - The International Dyslexia Program web-site.
More Health Information:
Patient Education Clearlinghouse - Dept of Pediatrics - UMHS, ENG.
Patient Education Clearlinghouse Spanish - Pept. Peds. UMHS, Spanish.
Animated Body Guide - pictorial anatomy guide/lessons,
CDC in Atlanta - Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta - excellent info.
CDC Diseases/Cond. - Centers for Disease Control - info. on conditions
Nat. Libraries Medicine - National Libraries of Medicine (searchable)
NIH Health Information - National Institutes of Health Info (searchable)
MedlinePlus Health Info - excellent - Medline Plus (US NLM and NIH)
Audio Clips - Education - excellent - Parents Journal
Reach Out and Read! - Making books part of healthy childhood
Home Schooling - National Home Education Research Institute - NHERI
Harvard Educ. Letter - Harvard Education Letter - great information
Child Financial Training - Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy - children.
Financial Aid for College - SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid (for college)
Picture Book Reviews - List/Reviews of recommended books for children.
After-School Alliance- After-School programs for children ways to start them.
Dolly Pardon Imagination Library -
Books sent to home monthly to age 5.
Vaccinate Your Baby- EXCELLENTreference about
Vaccine public service announcements: PSAs by Amanda Peet & AAP, etc.
Vaccinate Your Baby
- EXPERT INFOabout
immunizations - MANY sources.
Vaccine Education Center
- EXCELLENT- Children's
Hosp of Philadelphia.
Autism's False Profits - Bad Science, Risky Medicine, Search/Cure -
Detailed reviews of
Article is excellent and informative.
AAP Immunization Info- American Academy of Pediatrics immunization info.
AAP Immunization Safety - American Academy of Peds immuniz. safety.
Every Child by
Two - Every Child by Two immuniz. safety - Rosalynn Carter.
AAFP Immunization Info
- American Academy of Family Practice imm. info.
AMA Immunization Info
- American Medical Association immunization info.
Immunization Safety - Centers for Disease Control immunization info.
10 Vaccine Myths - Busted - Parenting Magazine.
Immunization Omission/Delay Deaths - Case History of Deaths - no "shots".
Action Coalition - Immunization Info for health professionals.
Institute for Vaccine Safety -
EXCELLENT Immunization Info in great detail.
National Network for Immunization Information -
Parents of Kids
with Infectious Diseases
- Ask experts questions directly.
Voices for Vaccines - Dedicated and Reliable source of
Vaccines & Immunizations
- Centers for Disease Control & Prev (CDC).
Immunization Practices - ACIP
- Advisory Committee for Immun Practices.
Vaccine Info Statements
- Vaccine Information Sheets - many languages.
The Truth about Vaccines and Autism -
National Association for Immunization Information - Excellent
NC Immunize - Information on Immunizations for the State Of NC.
Do Vaccines Cause That? - Clearly sets the record straight about safety.
FDA information on Immunization Safety - FDA studies on vaccine
CDC Travel Health- CD Travelers' Health - excellent information - to anywhere.
MD Travel Health - complete travel health information - to anywhere.
Breastfeeding Basics index to topics - from KidsHealth.com web site.
Drug Lookup Breastfeeding- Drug lookup for pregnancy and breastfeeding.
La Leche League- excellent information to support breastfeeding.
AAP Breastfeeding Medication List - Academy of Pediatrics Info on drugs.
Nutrition and Exercise:
Breast Feeding Basics: menu
from the KidsHealth breastfeeding web site.
Fitness and Nutrition- Nutrition and fitness information - from KidsHealth.
Eat Smart More More - North Carolina "Eat Smart Move More" program.
Turn Off TV/Video
- Center for Screen-time Awareness (TV/video/computer)
NIH Healthy Lifestyles - National Institutes of Health - Weight control info.
Drug Abuse Prevention - Strategies for prevention of drug abuse.
NC Alliance for Health- To reduce smoking around kids and reduce obesity.
Drug Abuse Prevention - The science behind drug abuse - great for teens.
Safe Kids USA - preventing accidental injury in children.
Toy Recalls- Product Recalls - sponsored
by US Government
Recalled Products- Product recalls - US Consumer Product Safety Commis.
Toy Safety - Federation of State PIRGs - finding and removing unsafe toys.
Internet Child Safety
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Kids.
Video Game Rating
- Entertainment Software Rations Board.
Safe Young Drivers - a guide for parents and teens.
Missing Kids - main site - National Center for Missing & Exploited Kids.
Child-Care, Camps, etc.
Child Care Resources - National Association for Child Care Resources.
Care Facilities Rated - NC Division of Child Development.
Summer Camps - National Camp Association - a recognized authority.
Mothers and More - organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers.
Twins, Triplets, etc.- supporting multiple birth families - at every step.
Child Care Resources- resource for finding high-quality child care.
America's Promise- resource (Gen. Colin Powell) helping disadvantaged.
American Academy of Pediatrics- search for camps/child-care via site.
Alliance for Childhood- child advocacy for healthy and enriching environment.
Internet Safety, etc.
Internet Safety - KidsHealth- Internet safety information from KidsHealth.
Safe CyberSurfing - Kids- More Internet safety information from KidsHealth.
Screentime Habits/Safety- healthy habits for TV, video games, and Internet.
Teen Internet Safety - safe Internet surfing tips for teens - from TeensHealth.
Internet Checklist - Parents
- fill the checklist out & think about your situation.
CyberSafety for Kids- a parent's guide to cybersafety for kids online.
- examples of safe educational computer games.
Internet Checklist - Teens- fill the checklist out & think about your situation.
Online Safety Rules- Kids Rules for on-line computer safety.
SafeKids - Internet- discussions, info, and video about Internet safety.
Lynn B. Spees MD FAAP
Board Certif. Pediatricians:
Fellows of the
Academy of Pediatrics
Sommer C. Clark, CPNP
Gretchen Weeks, CPNP
Unifour Pediatrics is a physician-owned primary care pediatric practice established to provide quality comprehensive healthcare services to infants, children, adolescents & college-age youth.