1. Pre-teens

Development

Puberty means big changes. Here’s what to expect.
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    As children become teenagers, their brains grow and change, which affects thinking and behaviour. Read how to help with healthy teenage brain development.

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    Confidence is the belief that you’ll be successful. Here’s how to build confidence in your teenage child by focusing on effort rather than outcomes.

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    In puberty big changes happen inside and outside your child’s body. Here’s what to expect and when physical changes in puberty happen for girls and boys.

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    Our essential guide to daily personal hygiene for pre-teens and teens covers clean hands, body odour, smelly feet, bad breath, dental care, periods and shaving.

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