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    Suanne Kowal-Connelly.
    Summary: "Puberty is tough on kids--and maybe even more so on parents! Parenting Through Puberty explains the physical and emotional changes you can expect to see in your child. Dr. Kowal-Connelly covers the nitty-gritty of adolescents' changing bodies, and, critically, addresses the emotional toll puberty can take, covering issues of moodiness, body image, and self-esteem. Dr. Kowal-Connelly's reassuring advice also includes ways to encourage your tween or teen to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle in these crucial years, with tips on exercise and nutrition"--Publisher's description.

    Part I. The physical changes. The basics of physical growth during puberty
    Body image is everything
    Variations of puberty growth and growing pains
    Part II. The emotional changes. Understanding the emotional and intellectual stages of puberty
    Moodiness, depression, and anxiety: what parents need to know
    The value of your child's one-on-one time with the pediatrician
    Part III. A time to value health and wellness. Taking control of weight issues
    Living with a chronic condition
    The effects of puberty on exercise and sports performance
    Caring about health and wellness
    Digital Access AAP ebooks 2019