If you’re raising a teenager you know that, unfortunately, they don’t come with a handy user’s manual. While every adolescent is different and unique, they certainly share some common traits. By sharing what we’ve learned from working with teens — here at Seattle Children’s department of adolescent medicine as well as out in the community — we hope to  assist families in navigating through their “teenage years”.

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