Adolescence can be a rough time for parents. At times, your teen may be a source of frustration and exasperation, not to mention financial stress. But these years also bring many, many moments of joy, pride, laughter and closeness.
Is your teen due for a check-up? See the AAP Schedule of Well-Child Care Visits.
During an adolescent wellness visit, before the physical exam, the doctor will ask the parent to allow some time alone with the adolescent. Parents and adolescents should understand the reasoning behind this routine. Learn more here.