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  1. 11+ years: Drugs and alcohol parenting advice

    Most parents of teenagers worry about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.  Most young people try alcohol or drugs and learn how to keep themselves safe.  It's been proved that a good relationship with parents is the best protection that young people can have -…
  2. 11+ years: Bullying and friendship problems

    Friends are very important to children.  they thrive when they have supportive friendships and can be lonely and unhappy when things go wrong. There are many reasons why a child may be picked on or be aggressive or unkind to others.  Your children need you…
  3. 0-3 years: Toilet training

    When is it the right time for your child to stop using nappies?  How will you teach them to use a potty or toilet? Many parents worry about toilet training and getting children 'dry'.  Children develop at different rates.  Try to be patient, don't rush…
  4. 0-3 years: Keeping children safe and sound

    Your most important responsibility as a parent is to keep your child safe and free from harm.  Learn how to prevent accidents, trust your instincts and don't take unnecessary risks with your child's life.  Most important of all, watch your child when they are young,…
  5. 0-3 years: Language and play advice

    Children need to play and talk.  They learn and develop by doing things and by exploring the world around them.  Babies and toddlers learn to speak by listening to you so talk to your child as much as you can.  Enjoy playing with your children. …
  6. 0-3 years: Helping your child to sleep

    Sleep is very important for babies and toddlers.  Their bodies and brains are growing and developing quickly - plenty of rest gives them the energy they need to learn and grow strong.  Too little sleep can make children irritable and difficult and make it hard…
  7. 0-3 years: Helping your baby and toddler to be happy

    Parents are very important!  You are the centre of your child's life in the early months and years.  Almost everything they learn comes from their relationship with you.  Your love and care gives them security and confidence.  They learn from you about feelings and emotions. …
  8. Our Manchester Disability Plan

    Please open the first download to see Our Manchester Disability Plan. For more information about Our Manchester Disability Plan, please open the second download AADS developed in March 2017.
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