1. Pre-teens

Healthy lifestyle

Warm relationships are key to teen happiness. Read more.
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    Positive teenage body image and healthy self-esteem go together. Here’s how to help your child develop healthy body image and avoid unhealthy body image.

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    What are carbohydrates? What’s the glycaemic index or GI? And why are they important? This article explains how to use GI to make family eating healthier.

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    What do pre-teens 9-11 years need to eat each day? Our illustrated dietary guidelines make it easy to serve up the right amount from the five food groups.

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    Read how to help kids and teens make healthy food choices when eating out or eating away from home. It starts with healthy family food in early childhood.

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    Bedwetting happens when children don’t wake in the night to wee. There are many bedwetting treatments – talk to your GP about what’s best for your child.

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    Healthy teeth and gums are vital to your pre-teen child’s general health. Dental care for children’s teeth starts with cleaning teeth twice a day.

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    First aid for burns and scalds starts with checking how bad the burn is. If you’re not sure, get medical help. Also treat the burn with cool running water.

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