Websites, Books Offer Tips for Parenting Tweens defines “tween” as “a youngster between 10 and 12 years of age, considered too old to be a child and too young to be a teenager.”  For parents, that in-between stage may start sooner and extend a bit longer, and advice for understanding the developmental phase may be harder to find than that for teens and small children.

The online community Chicago Now points to three websites and eight books designed to help parents navigate the tween years.