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​In this video, adolescent medicine specialist Nadja G. Peter, MD discusses how parents can gradually help their children take over responsibility and become their own health care decision makers.

Talk with your pediatrician about when to start seeing an adult doctor. Many young adults see their pediatricians until they turn 21. Your pediatrician can provide you with guidance about choosing an adult health provider.

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Reaching Teens: Strength-based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development (Copyright © 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics)
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