14 Years Parenting Instructions

Parenting Tips for 14 Years of Age

With Child

  • Health habits and self-care; Need to bathe every day
  • Diet and appropriate weight; Need to reduce carbohydrates if obese
  • Physical activity and athletics; Participate in games and sports of your choice
  • Dental hygiene; Need to brush teeth twice a day
  • Bike and vehicle safety; Bikes and motor bikes should be handled with care
  • Drug, alcohol, and tobacco use; Stay away from friends with alcohol and tobacco use
  • Sleep; Inform physician if you cannot fall asleep
  • Personal safety practices; Avoid situations which you could be incriminated
  • Sex education appropriate to individual and family concerns; Teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are common in teenagers involved in sexual activities
  • Social interaction; It is important to be associated with good friends
  • Communication with family and peers; poor communication or lack of communication with family and peers could be a sign of impending problem
  • Extracurricular activities; It is important to be involved in some extracurricular activities
  • TV; It is very important to limit the duration of TV watching as it will affect school grades
  • Educational activities; A daily educational revision of the day's school work for about three hours will be helpful for academic success

How many childhood immunizations do you need by 14 years?

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine - Three doses
  • DTaP (Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) - Five doses
  • HiB - Four doses
  • Polio - Four doses
  • Pneumococal Vaccine - Four doses
  • MMR - Two doses
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria - One dose
  • Varicella (Chicken pox) - One dose

With Parents

  • Good parenting activities
  • Establishing rules
  • Spending time with adolescent
  • Communication
  • Supervision
  • Privacy
  • Allowance
  • Role Model
  • Independence
  • Showing affection