In the pivotal years of adolescence, young people make foundational decisions about who they want to become in adult life. To safeguard your child’s brightest future, give them the gift of professional-grade adolescent care and support this year. At Dr. Soos Pediatrics of Dublin, Georgia, Gyula Soos, MD, FAAP specializes in supporting young people through the important transitional period of adolescence.
Being a teenager comes with unique stresses, questions, and complications, for parents as well as for children. With Dr. Soos’s support, your teenager can chart their best course forward into adulthood. Here’s what Dr. Soos wants his new and existing patients to know about the scope and benefits of professional adolescent care.
The challenges of adolescence
Adolescence involves significant, and sometimes sudden, changes in your teenager’s body, hormones, mental and emotional state, and future plans and ambitions. With all of these factors in flux, it’s no wonder that adolescence can seem very challenging, both for young people, and for the family and friends that love and care for them.
During the years of adolescence, teenagers start learning to take responsibility for their own needs. Parents have to practice letting go, giving children space to make their own decisions, while still protecting them from harmful and potentially lasting mistakes. These competing needs can lead to heightened levels of interpersonal tension and family friction.
Many of the challenges facing families during adolescence may not have come up for your child in the early years. These could include adolescent health issues, like sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy, substance use, and emerging mental and behavioral disorders.
How can adolescent care help?
You might feel in over your head, or not know the best way to advise and support your teenager during this transitional part of life. That’s where top-quality professional adolescent care comes in. With the right support and guidance, you can help your teenager stay on track for a happy, healthy future.
Your teenager’s body has different health care needs, including matters relating to contraception and reproductive counseling, diet and eating disorder concerns — and, for many, sports medicine! When Dr. Soos sees your child for an adolescent care checkup, he can ensure that your teenager is staying in good physical health.
Adolescent care doesn’t stop at your teenager’s body. Dr. Soos also supports social, mental, and emotional development for adolescent patients. Your teenager may benefit from being evaluated for a learning disorder, ADHD, or autism. With whole-body care and counseling, teenagers can better handle the hard times and real choices of young adulthood.
For knowledgeable and compassionate adolescent care, contact Dr. Soos Pediatrics today. You can book your appointment online, or schedule over the phone now.