Helping Your Child Through Early Adolescence: For Parents of Children From 10 Through 14

Recognizing that parents and families can greatly influence the development of their 10- through 14-year-olds this booklet is part of a national effort to provide parents with the latest research and practical information to help them support their children both at home and in school. The booklet is organized into 13 sections around the following concerns often raised by parents of young teens: (1) changes between the ages of 10 and 14; (2) being an effective parent; (3) enhancing communication; (4) managing independence; (5) building confidence; (6) forming good friendships and resisting harmful peer pressure; (7) preventing negative media influence; (8) what school is like for adolescents; (9) staying involved in child’s school and in other activities; (10) promoting successful reading; (11) enhancing motivation to learn and do well; (12) developing good values and learning right from wrong; and (13) how to tell and what to do if a child is having a serious problem.

© 2002 U.S. Department of Education
Audience: Parent