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Childhood to Teen Years
Middle School - Ages 11 to 13
Childhood to Teen Years

The transition from childhood to the teen years can be both exciting and unsettling for parents and children. As preteens go through changes in their bodies, thinking, emotions, and relationships with others, parents face changing roles and a growing list of questions and concerns.

Behavior and Discipline

Child Care

Developmental Stages

Education and Learning

Health, Nutrition and Safety

  • National Safety Council – What you can do to keep you and your family safe at home.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission – Up-to-date information on recalls and products your family uses.
  • Healthy Children – Answers to many health questions that new parents have.
  • Kids Health – What you need to know about raising a healthy family.
  • Stay Strong - This Richmond based website provides information and resources about eating disorders for families, friends and professionals of young adults struggling with an eating disorder.


Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Additional Resources