Ages 10-14: Health and Daily Care

boy and girl at park with soccer ballHealth and Physical Well-Being

Your child’s daily care needs may change drastically during these years, especially as he or she goes through puberty. Keep reminding and helping your child when necessary, but encourage her or him to start taking more responsibility when it comes to these things.

An Emerging Challenge

An important health issue to address at this age for many pre-teens is preventing alcohol and tobacco use. Take the quiz, then use the recommended activities to reduce the chances that your young teen will engage in these high-risk behaviors.