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Early adolescence can be a challenging time for both children and parents. This booklet is intended to provide parents with the latest research and practical information that can help them support their young teen children at home and in school. Selected subject headings include: (1) Changes; (2) Being an Effective Parent; (3) Communication; (4) Independence; (5) Confidence; (6) Friendships; (7) Media; (8) The Middle Grades; (9) Parent Involvement; (10) Reading; (11) Motivation; (12) Values; (13) Problems; and (14) Tips to Help Your Child through Early Adolescence. The booklet also provides parents of early adolescents with: a list of publications of interest; and a list of organizations and web sites providing more information. [Cover title varies: Helping Your Child through Early Adolescence: For Parents of Children from 10 through 14. This publication was primarily written by Nancy Paulu, with subsequent revisions and edits completed by Jean Osborn and Fran Lehr. For the 2002 edition of this booklet, see ED472023. For the associated brochure, see ED502925.]

Descriptors: Parent Participation, Early Adolescents, Parent School Relationship, Parenting Skills, Child Rearing, Developmental Stages, Parent Child Relationship, Communication Skills, Self Esteem, Friendship, Mass Media Effects, Middle Schools, Parent Role, Reading Instruction, Student Motivation, Values, Guidelines, Preadolescents, Puberty, Emotional Development

US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:

Author: Paulu, Nancy


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