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You Thought Your Teen Years Were Hard! Updated Easy-to-Read Book Helps Parents With Topical Teen Issues, Including Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem, Bullying, Gangs, Sex, Drugs and Alcohol

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Culturally Mindful Book is latest offering in Institute for Healthcare Advancement's easy to read "What To Do For Health" series

LA HABRA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What should I do? My teen does not want to do homework. My teen is being bullied. My teen is always angry. My teen wants to get tattoos and body piercings. To help parents cope with the difficult teen years, this updated book, What To Do For Your Teen's Health, gives advice about teen issues like eating disorders, self-injury, gang activities, alcohol, drugs, dating, sex and bullying  The book is one of the "What To Do for Health" book series, published by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA).

Unlike most health books which often speak to the reader in medical jargon, What To Do For Your Teen's Health is easy to read and easy to use. Each topic is addressed in four question-based headings: What is it? Did you know? What can I do? When should I get help? These headings make it easy for the reader to navigate through each issue and find the answer to a specific question. Additionally, the book uses common conversational words, short active sentences, and bullet-point lists to explain topics.

"Our format gives simplified guidance to parents who are seeking clear answers, not complicated medical terms, to their teen's problem. This approach is much needed as these issues tend to surface dramatically and require quick, straightforward answers for a resolution," said Ann Kuklierus, co-author of the book. "Each chapter clarifies the information in easy-to-understand terms so that parents, often stressed out in the situation, can get answers as quickly as possible."

For example, a chapter on cyberbullying, which according to a U.S. study by the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) in 2011 is a growing problem reported by 7 million students ages 12-18, is broken into sections that inform parents of the signs of when a teen is being victimized, identify targeted internet platforms used most by bullies, gives guidance as to how to communicate with a teen and set boundaries online, and when to report cyberbullying to the police.  Each section includes help-lines and other relevant resources for assistance with the problems addressed.

What To Do For Your Teen's Health is available from online retailers and bookstores. A Spanish version of the book as well as eBook versions are also available. The "What To Do For Health" book series includes What To Do When You're Having A Baby, What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick, , What To Do For Senior Health, What To Do For Healthy Teeth, What To Do When Your Child Has Asthma, What To Do When Your Child is Heavy, and What To Do For Senior Health. All titles are available in English, Spanish and additional languages.

The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) is a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) healthcare public charity, with the mission of empowering people to better health.  IHA accomplishes its mission by hosting a national Annual Health Literacy Conference for healthcare professionals; publishing the easy to read, easy to use What To Do For Health book series; and providing health literacy communication solutions consulting services.  Locally, IHA administers the La Habra Family Resource Center, and is a leader of Covered OC, a collaborative of agencies advocating for and enrolling consumers in healthcare coverage in Orange County, California.  For more information about IHA's products and services, please visit www.iha4health.org.

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