Parents & Teachers:
Resources for Your Teen & Hobbies
The ages of 9 to 12 are a period of growth for all children – both emotionally and physically. Your child's activities and interests will most likely start to change.
This is a time to encourage healthy interests – including sports and other hobbies – and to discourage a focus on unproductive interests such as watching television. Hobbies are a great way to keep your child healthy, active, and engaged.
Here you will find information for you and your preteen to help cultivate a healthy and happy extracurricular lifestyle.
- 4 Reasons Your Teen Needs a Hobby: Ask.com provides useful insight about why it is important for your teen to engage in hobbies that interest them.
- Family Hobbies for Parents & Teens: This article suggests some fun hobbies for parents and teens to enjoy with one another.
- Helping Kids & Teens Build Healthy Hobbies: This article helps parents understand the importance of encouraging your child to participate in hobbies at any stage of his or her life. It also includes some suggestions for where to start encouraging your child's hobby interests.