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


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 (helpline 0808 800 2222)


Education  helpline 0808 8005793 helpline 0845 478 6345


Modern Media


Puberty Helpline 0808 802 1234 Helpline 0845 122 8690


Bullying – helpline 0845 120 5204


Health – Vegetarian Society – NHS healthy weight calculator – Change for life – BEAT (beat eating disorders) helpline 0845 634 1414 – Child Bereavement Charity Helpline 01494 568 900


Growing to Independence -Guidelines National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Royal Society of Prevention of Accidents Child Accident Prevention Trust


Think Road Safety


Child’s Eye Media