1. Teens

Healthy lifestyle

Teen sexuality and wellbeing is about more than sex.
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    Positive teenage body image and healthy self-esteem go together. Here’s how to help your child develop healthy body image and avoid unhealthy body image.

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    Using alcohol and other drugs is bad for teenagers’ present and future health. Here’s what to do if you think your child is using alcohol or other drugs.

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    What are carbohydrates? What’s the glycaemic index or GI? And why are they important? This article explains how to use GI to make family eating healthier.

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    What do teens (12-13 years) need to eat each day? Our illustrated dietary guidelines make it easy to serve up the right amount from the five food groups.

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    Read how to help kids and teens make healthy food choices when eating out or eating away from home. It starts with healthy family food in early childhood.

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    Healthy daytime and bedtime sleep habits can help your teenager sleep better. Try exercise in the day, no screens before bed, regular bedtimes and more.

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    Healthy teeth and gums are vital to your teenage child’s general health. Dental care for teenage teeth starts with cleaning teeth twice a day. Read more.

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    First aid for burns and scalds starts with checking how bad the burn is. If you’re not sure, get medical help. Also treat the burn with cool running water.

Raising Children Network is supported by the Australian Government. Member organisations are the Parenting Research Centre and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health.

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