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  1. 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. …
  2. 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,…
  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. 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…
  5. 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 -…
  6. 3-11 years: Getting your child to school

    One of the most important things can do for your child's future is make sure they go to school.  Missing school means missing out on learning and social life.  the more they miss, the harder it is to go back.  Children avoid school for many…
  7. 3-11 years: Helping your child to be happy

    As your child grows up, they become more independent, but they need your love and care as much as ever.  Friends, teachers and other people become important to them.  But parents are still the most important people in a child's life!  They love having your…
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