1. Pre-teens


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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    It’s easy for pre-teens to see pornography accidentally, especially once they have access to the internet. Read how to protect your child aged 9-11 years.

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    To achieve independence, teenagers need freedom to try new things, firm and fair family rules, good decision-making skills, and your guidance and support.

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