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Parent's guide to fussy eating

Mealtimes are often a time when children learn that they can gain some control over their parents. Parents may become concerned that their child is not eating enough and frustrated when their child refuses food and/or demand alternative meals. Most children go through a phase…

Parent's guide to literacy

Children begin to develop the skills they need to become confident with language from a very young age. Early literacy skills include looking at books, following a story, making marks, recognizing printed writing and singing or saying rhymes. Reading aloud to your child from an…

Parent's guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing

Not only do mental health problems greatly impact the emotional and physical wellbeing of a child, but they can also affect the whole family – parents, siblings, grandparents – those who most want to help and actually may not know exactly how to. It can…

Parent's guide to sleeping

Getting your child to go to bed can be quite a battle. As soon as you mention the word ‘bed’ your child may run riot in a bid to show you how awake they are. Even if you get them into bed you may still…

Parenting classes and support

Parenting programmes provide you with the opportunities to learn and improve your parenting skills, helping you understand your children's needs and helping you cope with present and future difficulties. They also provide you with a chance to meet and share experiences with other parents and…

Parents, Carers & Siblings

Parents and carers play a vital role in their child's development and any discussions about how a child's special educational needs should be met. Their views should always be taken into account and the wishes of the child should also be heard. Which is why…

Parent’s guide to learning through play

When babies are first born, their brains are still developing. The more you sooth, talk, touch and play with them, the more their brain will make connections and develop. When you are calm, and you hold your baby close to you, your baby will feel…

Parent’s guide to toddler tantrums

A toddler temper tantrum is the emotional equivalent of a summer storm; sudden and sometimes fierce. Children between the ages of one and three are especially prone to these episodes and it is a normal part of their development. Though you may worry that you…

Paying for childcare and help with childcare costs

The cost of childcare can eat up a large chunk of the family budget. Fortunately, there’s plenty of help available from the government and employers - from tax credits and tax-free childcare to free childcare. The following information provides sources of help with childcare costs.…

Preparing for adulthood

Preparing for adulthood means moving on from being a child to becoming an adult. The principles and processes of effective preparation for adulthood Early planning at the point which is right for the young person, but as early as possible between the ages 0-25. Holistic…