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.
Take the kids on a fun day out and pick your own fresh strawberries, apples or other seasonal fruits and use our easy guide to find a fruit picking farm near you
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