16 Years Parenting Instructions

Parenting Tips for 16 Years of Age

The following are important for parents to understand and keep in mind with 16 years. Parents have to be available to children to properly direct them to success and to prevent failures discuss the following:

  • Health habits and self care
  • Diet and appropriate weight
  • Physical activity and athletics
  • Dental hygiene
  • Vehicle safety
  • Drug, alcohol, and tobacco use
  • Sleep
  • Personal safety practices
  • Sex education appropriate to individual and family
  • Social interaction
  • Communication with family and peers
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Job
  • Educational activities

How many childhood immunizations do you need by 16 years?

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine - Three doses
  • DTaP (Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) - Five doses
  • HiB - Four doses
  • Polio - Four doses
  • Pneumococal Vaccine (Prevnar) - Four doses
  • MMR - Two doses
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria - One dose
  • Varicella (chicken pox) - Two doses
  • Tdap - One
  • Menangitis Vaccine: One HPV (Human Papiloma Virus) - Two doses

Please pay attention to the following:

  • Good parenting practices
  • Establishing rules
  • Spending time with adolescent
  • Communication
  • Supervision
  • Privacy
  • allowance
  • Role model
  • Independence
  • Showing affection
  • Decision making
  • TV

New Information:

A recent study of sexually active teenagers showed that 52.6% of sexually active children between 14-19 years of age were affected by Chlamydia infection.