So they've left Primary school, but they're not quite teenagers yet - they're pre-teens! Raising pre-teens can be a daunting task as they get closer to puberty and those all-important life decisions about school, further education and their futures. But whatever your worries - you've come to the right place to get information and advice from experts and other mums!
Before you know it, they'll be choosing their GCSE subjects - so help them discover what they're good at now with our guide to what they learn at key stage 3. Bullying might be a worry for you when your kids move to secondary school - so check out our bullying help and advice section.
It's at this age that your child's body will start changing as they reach puberty and this is a great time to teach them about health and make sure they're following a healthy lifestyle. Read these 10 tips from Dr Miriam Stoppard on making sure your pre-teen is healthy. If you're worried about your child's weight check out Dr Rana Conways advice on ways to tackle obesity in children.
Social development tips
As pre-teens, they'll be starting to want more independence and you may need advice to stop them growing up too fast. But, as grown-up as they seem, they still need you to help build their confidence.
Worried about sex, drugs, alcohol or relationships? Check our teens section for great advice.
Entertaining your kids in the holidays can be a tricky business. If you're after ways to keep them busy at home, whilst you get on with other chores, read on
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