Hot Tips and Guidance

You have made it through the blur of babyhood, the terrible twos and negotiated the ups and downs of starting school. Between the ages of 9-13 your child can become challenging as a tween as the transition has begun through tween to teenager to adult. You may be struggling to cope with conflict or concerned about use of the internet, or need to learn how to set boundaries. You need to encourage them to talk to you, respect their privacy and keep them protected.

Most of all you will learn how to help your child be a happy, confident, responsible tween/teen who still feels able to approach parents or caregivers for advice, guidance or a hug on a bad day. Kidtection gives you some useful guides in your journey, so do share with us your findings on hello@kidtection.com

 

The Reading Guide

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You and your Tween by Hollie Smith and Netmums

Where has my Little Girl Gone by Tanith Carey

The Best of Boys, helping your son get through teenage years by Claire Gilman

The Everything Tween Book by Linda Sonna (for American Families)

Teenagers What every Parent should Know by Rob Parsons

Hearing is Believing by Elisa Medhus

Raising Children who think for themselves by Elisa Medhus

The Teen Years, Dont get mad get through it by Sarah Newton

Get out of my life but first take me to the shops by Tony Wolf

How to talk to teens so they will listen by Adele Faber (there is also a CD)

Brainstorm by Daniel Siegel (A little heavier but great for learning)

 

For the Tweens and Teens to read themselves:

Know your brain by Nicola Morgan “Great for a 12/13 year old. My son enjoyed it.”

Blame my brain by Nicola Morgan

The teenage guide to stress by Nicola Morgan

 

General Advice

www.familylives.org.uk (helpline 0808 800 2222)

www.netmums.com

 

Education

www.schoolhomesupport.org.uk

www.youngminds.org.uk  helpline 0808 8005793

www.home-education.org.uk

www.ace-ed.org.uk

www.educationotherwise.net helpline 0845 478 6345

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Modern Media

www.microsfot.com/uk/protect/family/guidelines/contract.mspx

www.childnet.com

www.chatdanger.com

www.safekids.com

www.getnetwise.org

www.wisekids.org.uk

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.whymusicmatters.org

www.copyrightaware.co.uk

 

Puberty

www.brook.org.uk Helpline 0808 802 1234

www.fpa.org.uk Helpline 0845 122 8690

 

Bullying

www.kidscape.org.uk – helpline 0845 120 5204

www.beatbullying.org

www.antibullying.net

www.redballoonlearner.co.uk

 

Health

www.vegsoc.org – Vegetarian Society

www.nhs.uk – NHS healthy weight calculator

www.nhs.uk/change4life – Change for life

www.b-eat.co.uk – BEAT (beat eating disorders) helpline 0845 634 1414

www.childbereavement.org.uk – Child Bereavement Charity Helpline 01494 568 900

 

Growing to Independence -Guidelines

www.nspcc.org.uk National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

www.rospa.com Royal Society of Prevention of Accidents

www.capt.org.uk Child Accident Prevention Trust

 

Think Road Safety

www.dft.gov.uk/think

 

Child’s Eye Media

www.childseyemedia.com