Parenting a tween requires patience, resilience, vigilance, and an appreciation that the pre-teen ("tween") years are a key transition time. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about the tween years, tweens' concerns, and much more.
How to Use the FIT Platform
WebMD and Sanford Health help parents and kids get fit. Learn how to use the FIT Platform to create physical and emotional habits that foster a healthy weight.
How to Change Emotional Eating
Learn how to stop eating out of boredom, stress, sadness, or just plain habit with these four "emotional eating" tips from WebMD.
How Parents Can Handle Teen Angst
Teen angst is a bummer for parents, too. Learn how you can get through it -- and help your kid, too.
What Parents Need to Know About Early Puberty
Seeing signs of early puberty in your child can be worrisome. WebMD provides some basic facts about the causes of precocious puberty and how it might affect your child.
FIT Connection for Parents: Mood
Why do emotions matter for a healthy lifestyle? How you feel affects your eating, exercising, and energy, too.
Overweight Children: Depression Eating
For some overweight children, eating may be linked with depression. Learn the signs of depression eating and what parents can do to help.
5 Mistakes Parents Make With Teens and Tweens
As your child grows into adolescence, you need to adapt your parenting skills for a teenager. Here are the top mistakes parents make with their teens and tweens, and how to avoid them.
Work With Your Child’s Personality
Help kids exercise more and help kids eat better. Use your child’s temperament to make forming healthy habits easier on both of you.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Preparing Tweens for Middle School
As tweens head to middle school, they face new social situations. This slideshow helps parents talk to tweens about peer pressure and other issues.
Slideshow: Delicious, Nutritious Foods for Tweens
See how delicious food can mean healthy eating for kids. Find out how to make tasty choices for healthy meals and after-school snacks.
Santa Trivia: How Healthy is Santa?
Show us what you know about Santa. And get the inside scoop on how he works out at the North Pole, why he's so jolly, what he eats, and more. Play and see how you score.
Happiness Quiz: Do You Know How to Get in a Good Mood?
Learn the secrets to happiness by taking this quiz. See how you score, and find out if you know how to turn a frown upside down.
Ice Cream Quiz: Pick the Best Frozen Treats
Popsicles, sundaes, frozen yogurt, and milkshakes! Take this quiz and show us how much you know about picking the healthiest ice cream treats for you.
Celebrity Workout Quiz: How Do Stars Exercise?
How well do you know your celebrities? Take this quiz and see how stars like Justin Bieber, Robert Pattinson, and Katy Perry workout.