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U.S. Teens’ Hectic summer schedules could create barrier to prioritizing Healthy Habits

 

During June National Acne Awareness Month, Experts Advise Parents to Help Teens Focus on Health and Well-Being, Limit Summertime Stress and Get on Track with Proper Skin-Care Regimen

Fort Worth, TX — With such intense competition and pressure on today’s teens to get into a good college, line up a strong summer internship and land the perfect summer job, many parents feel that summer is an ideal time for their teens to get ahead. However, the stress of a busy school year followed by a similarly hectic summer could cause teens to suffer from stress-related medical conditions such as acne.(i) June marks National Acne Awareness Month across the United States, and experts are advising parents to help their teens limit stress this summer and carve out ample time to focus on their health and well-being, including establishing a proper skin-care regimen.

Michele Borba

“Summer used to be a time for teens to catch a breather and wind down from the stressful school year, but these days, a typical teen’s summer ‘break’ is not so lazy and hazy,” said Michele Borba, Ph.D., best-selling author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions, a leading parenting expert and noted educational psychologist. “While summer activities such as internships, first jobs, camp and summer school are rewarding and beneficial overall, they can also lead to stressed, overscheduled teens, which can be detrimental to teens’ mental and physical health. This summer, I urge parents to help their teens find time to slow down a bit and address any health and wellness issues such as acne management, diet and exercise, so that teens are refreshed and ready for the new school year ahead.”

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