Talking Teens what Parents should know
26 April @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
It’s hard to be a teenager. Rarely does an adult look back to that time and think, ‘That was the BEST!’ It’s a period in our lives full of challenges, and physical, emotional and mental transformations. In this talk, two IMC doctors, with years of experience supporting teenagers in Australia, the UK and Singapore, will discuss the particular health issues facing the youth of today, with the aim of helping you guide and support your children better through their adolescent years.
Mental Health: Surveys suggest more young people have problems with mental health today than 30 years ago, with expectations in the cyberworld particularly contributing to the risk of certain disorders. How do parents recognise when to seek medical support?
Physical Health: Participation in physical activity can assist in social development and allow young people to more readily adopt other healthy behaviours. and demonstrate higher academic performance at school. How can parents assist their teens to form life-long healthy habits?
Sexual Health: Parents should be aware of the challenges for our growing children: bodily changes, sexual identity interrogations, sexual transmitted diseases, pornography and unplanned pregnancies. What’s the best way to approach this sensitive and complicated area of development?
About the Doctors:
* Dr Neil Forrest worked as a family physician in the UK before moving to Singapore with his family; he holds the Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (UK).
* Dr Nicole Reidy worked in Australia and UK before moving to Singapore with her family, and is experienced in psychiatry and student health in the UK.
International Medical Clinic (IMC) specialises in family, paediatric and travel medicine, and has provided quality medical care to the international community of Singapore for over 20 years. Clinics are based off Tanglin Road, Holland Road and East Coast. 6733 4440 | imc-healthcare.com