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SOURCE The Institute for Healthcare Advancement
Book is latest offering in Institute for Healthcare Advancement's popular "What To Do For Health" series
LA HABRA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. What should I do? To help parents cope with the difficult teen years, a new 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. Published by the nonprofit Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA), it is the latest in the "What To Do For Health" book series which has sold over 4 million copies. Authors Gloria Mayer, R.N., and Ann Kuklierus, R.N. have been nurses for over 30 years.
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 a simplified guidance to parents who are seeking clear answers, not medical gobbledygook, 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 recent U.S. study is a growing problem reported by 7 million ages 12-18 in the U.S. today, is broken into sections that inform parents of the signs of when a teen is being victimized, identify targeted internet platforms most used 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 resources to use get help with the problem.
What To Do For Your Teen's Health is available from online retailers or your favorite bookstore. A Spanish version of the book as well as eBook versions will be available later in the year. For more information or to order the book, call (800) 434-4633 or email email@example.com.
The "What To Do For Health" books series includes What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick, What To Do When You're Having A Baby, What To Do For Senior Health, What To Do For Healthy Teeth, What To Do When Your Child Has Asthma, and What To Do When Your Child is Heavy. All titles are available in English and Spanish and additional languages.
The Institute for Healthcare Advancement is a La Habra-based not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to empowering people to better health. It is nationally recognized for its efforts in health literacy and provides healthcare information through its various publishing efforts, web presence, and its renowned local and national education programs. The organization is headquartered at 501 S. Idaho St., La Habra, CA 90631; 1-800-434-4633. For more information, visit us at http://www.iha4health.org/books, www.facebook.com/WhatToDoForHealth, www.twitter.com/WhatToDo4Health.
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