Published on January 12, 2016

Study: Teens Need More Independence in Doctor's Office

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By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall

Our goal as parents is to raise confident and independent kids who will lead a healthy, happy and productive life on their own without us. But, according to a new study, parents aren't giving their teens the reins in one critical place: the doctor's office.

In September, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked parents of teens ages 13 to 18 to describe their involvement in their teens’ healthcare visits.... Read more on

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