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Preteens

If your just starting the adolescent rollar coaster, here is some information for you on preteens / tweens.
  1. Baby Sitter
  2. Middleschool
  3. Orthodontics and Braces
  4. Peer Pressure

Parenting Quiz: Is Your Young Teen Ready for High School?
The leap between Junior High School/Middle School to High School is a big one. Take this simple 20 question quiz and see how prepared your teenager is and what to look for to help your teen become ready.

Talking About Sex to Preteens
When having a talk about sex with a 9 to 12 year old teen, what do you say?

Preteens and Freedom
Q&A from our parenting community.

Preteens - Allow Them to Try
Parenting tips for parents of preteens.

Preteens & Power Struggles
Why we start to have more and more disagreements with our children as they grow, and what to do about them.

Parenting Tweens at About.com
No longer a child, not yet a teen. News and information on parenting tweens, troubleshooting adolescence and making the most of those in-between years.

What is a Tween?
From our Parenting Tweens Guide, Jennifer O'Donnell.

Books for Preteens
Entertaining books for preteens.

Girls & Bras
Parenting tips from our community.

Their Room, Their Laundry, Their Mess!
A parent to parent tip from our forum.

Coping with Kids’ First Crushes
'For parents, a child's budding interest in members of the opposite sex is often cause for apprehension.' Read more here.

Experimenting with Drugs
A parent to parent tip from our forum.

Home Alone: Is Your Preteen Ready?
Tips on how to handle having a latch-key kid.

Making Up Your Mind About Makeup
Is your preteen old enough to wear it?

Teaching Self-Esteem
'Self esteem is a powerful force which will impact your child's success and happiness throughout his or her life.' Learn more here.

Arguing and Back-Talk
How to deal with your preteens.

Curing a Foul Mouth
'Actors in movies do it, athletes do it, even presidential candidates do it. So it's no surprise that most children have a vocabulary that includes a curse word or two, or three or four.'

Talking to 'Tweens: What Does it Take?
Find out how communicating with a middler is different than communicating with a younger child?

Introverts and Extroverts
'Remember that all of us exhibit BOTH introvert and extrovert behaviors at different times, depending on the situation.' Read more in this article.

Teaching Self-Esteem
'Self esteem is a powerful force which will impact your child's success and happiness throughout his or her life.' Learn more here.

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