So you’re a parent of a middle schooler. Great job getting this far! You’ve made it past the terrible twos and sped past the first day of kindergarten. Now you and your child are starting a new journey! There’s more to learn, more fun, and more changes. It’s going to be awesome – and weird at times – but you’ve got this!
This guide is here to help you navigate these little changes during this time in your child’s life. Tween health for 11-12 year-old children brings a new stage of health questions. We’re here to help.
What you do now will prepare your child to cross the finish line into adulthood. This is a road map to the potential health bumps in the road. While we can’t prevent everything, we can at least be prepared!
In this site, you’ll find:
- Stories from parents and health providers that have finished middle school – just like you will!
- Checklists to use with your health provider for a tween tune-up
- Health information road map
This guide is created by public health organizations across the country that care a lot about the health of all children. They have worked to pull the most important information for you and your child.
- National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
- American Cancer Society (ACS)
- Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)
- Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN)
- Head & Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA)
- Health Net Federal Services (HealthNet)
- National Area Health Education Centers Organization (AHEC)
- National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
- National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
IMPORTANT: If you ever have questions about your child’s health, make sure to ask your health provider, nurse or doctor. This guide is helpful, but never a replacement for the health advice of a professional that knows your child.