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    The tween years can be a tumultuous time. We’ll tackle the tough topics: puberty, self-esteem, bullying, and more.

    Behavior & Discipline

    Is your child's bad behavior just typical kid stuff or something more? Here’s what to do about it.

    In the vast world of cyber-communications, it can be hard to know when -- and when not -- to peek.


    What you should know before talking to your daughter about puberty and sex.

    Puberty begins around age 11 for most girls and from 10 to 14 for boys. Here’s what to expect.

    Nutrition and Exercise

    Learning healthy habits for the whole family is the key to healthy weight and healthy kids.

    Is your tween a couch potato? 4 simple ways to help them get off the couch and exercise more.

    What to do when your tween can’t stand physical education (PE) class.

    Getting ready for a new school year means being highly organized. WebMD offers this to-do list to help you and your middle schooler make a smooth transition from summer to scholastics.

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