Practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and behaviour
Parenting Smart is a hub of short, useful articles written by
Place2Be's parenting experts. Each article, aimed at parents of
children aged 5 to 11, shares practical advice on a number of
different topics. There are a combination of short videos and
Difficulties at mealtimes
Safe social media use
Co-parenting following a separation or divorce
Arguments and conflicts
Moving up to Secondary School booklet
This is a booklet for parent/carers to work through with your
child to help prepare for the move to Secondary School.
Moving on to secondary school can be a stressful time for
parents and carers, as well as children.
a 'ready for school' checklist for parents/carers and children
a moving up activity to help children feel more familiar with
their new school
tips and advice for starting secondary school
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Calm Zone - Childline
A toolkit of ways for children to feel calmer including
breathing exercises, activities, games and videos.
MindEd for Families
Do you just
want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has
advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to
understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support
your family, and how to take care of yourself. MindEd for
Families is written by a team of specialists and parents,
working together. You do not need to register to use these
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NHS Blog -
Advice for parents, guardians and carers on how to support a
child or young person if you’re concerned about their mental
Young Minds – Parents Pages
We know parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing
and rewarding to watch your children grow up, and to help them
learn to be independent, it can also be really hard work. It can
feel especially hard if your child's mood and behaviour seem
different and you're not sure why, or what you can do to help.
But you are not alone.
We have lots of practical advice and tips on supporting your
child - from how to encourage your child to open up about their
feelings to dealing with mental health services. No matter what
you and your child are going through, things can get better.
We also have our Parents Helpline who can provide advice and
support if you're worried about a child or young person.
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This leaflet provides simple advice and guidance for parents and
carers about having conversations about their child’s feelings
and making them part of everyday life.
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Supporting a child with anxiety
child is experiencing high levels of anxiety, it can be worrying
for you as a parent or carer. We hope this booklet will help you
understand anxiety more clearly and begin to address it. There
are many ways to help your child – and you – to deal with this
common but distressing experience.
Go to Charlie Waller Anxiety Resource
This video shows a fun activity that helps children think about
and draw their feelings.
A short activity to encourage creativity
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