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“Tweens” is a word used to describe children between middle childhood and adolescence, generally in the age range between 8 and 12 years old. You can help your child make a healthy transition between childhood and adolescence with time, patience and commitment. Here are a few sites to help promote health for tweens and their parents.


Healthy Eating

BAM! Body and Mind, gives kids 9–13 years old the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Looking for ideas to help your family eat more fruits & veggies? Families from across North Dakota share how to include MORE fruits and vegetables as you shop, in family meals, for kids, or eating “on the go”.

Physical Activity

VERB™ It’s what you do. is a national campaign that encourages young people ages 9–13 (tweens) years to be physically active every day. Background and information site.

Healthy Living

4 Girls Health help girls ages 10-16 learn about health and growing up with positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages. The site gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women.

BAM! Body and Mind, gives kids 9–13 years old the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Information for parents, kids and teenagers about getting healthy and staying healthy in body and mind from the Nemours Foundation.

Mental Health

“What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health” from the National Mental Health Association.

About Bullying, part of the 15+ Make Time to Listen… Take Time to Talk initiative, provides parents and caregivers with information about bullying and methods for communicating with children about the climate of fear created by bullying.

SAMHSA's Information Center on mental health for kids with links and resources.

Developmental Stages

Supporting your adolescent: tips for parents from the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth.

Links and resources about teenage development from Medline Plus, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health.

Safety and First Aid

American Red Cross Health and Safety Tips

Caring for tweens

American Red Cross Babysitter Training Course