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At age 17, your son is about to start the last stage of there adolescence, that phase between childhood and adulthood. But they are still growing -- literally. Males keep getting taller into their early 20s. Here are some other things you can expect as your teen crosses the final threshold into manhood. Mentally, 17 is a crossover age for boys. Your son may be thinking about their future and goals. They may be a little more realistic about where they are going in life. Or they might still have their head in the clouds about what they want to do and be. Emotionally, your son will be more independent than ever.

Still looking for my boy

Like adults, teens can develop depression. It might be easier to get them to obey the rules if you talk about the consequences of breaking them instead of just telling them what to do. Your year-old son probably thinks about dating and sex a lot. You can help them sort through it by talking about things like:.

Your son might have to make some choices about sex, but they need information so they can decide what to do. They are going to learn about sex somewhere -- might as well be from you so you know they are getting the right information. Teenage boys can be very concerned with their appearance. Eating disorders are more common in girls, but boys can develop them as well.

You can help your son avoid an eating disorder by talking to them about:.

Still looking for my boy

If you notice s of an eating disordertalk to your son. Bring their doctor into the conversation, too. Schedule an appointment for your son to have a check-up. As your son spends more time with their friends, they may come across teenagers who drink alcohol or do drugs.

Still looking for my boy

An estimated one in four kids between ages 12 and 17 have used drugs. Ages 16 to 18 are the peak ages for drinking and using drugs. Talk openly with your son about these issues. Make sure they understand the consequences when drinking and driving are met with the law. The same goes for smoking.

Still looking for my boy

Nine out of 10 teenagers use the internet on a mobile device like a smartphone. Make sure you talk to them about:. Parenting Guide. Dating and Sex Your year-old son probably thinks about dating and sex a lot.

Still looking for my boy

Continued Body Image Teenage boys can be very concerned with their appearance. You can help your son avoid an eating disorder by talking to them about: Healthy eating Treating food as fuel, not a reward The dangers of dieting or eating to handle their emotions What they see in magazines, on TV, or online If you notice s of an eating disordertalk to your son. Alcohol and Drugs As your son spends more time with their friends, they may come across teenagers who drink alcohol or do drugs.

The Internet and Social Media Nine out of 10 teenagers use the internet on a mobile device like a smartphone. Could I have CAD? Missing Teeth?

Still looking for my boy

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