Learning maths

Learning maths doesn’t begin and end in the classroom. Your child has been learning about maths since she was born. And once your child starts school, you still have a big role in helping her continue to build maths and numeracy skills. Here are some ways that you can support your child in learning maths skills at…

Mindfulness

Our minds are constantly active. You might be watching television – but also thinking about the past, or worrying about something, or wondering what you’re going to have for dinner. Mindfulness is about stilling your active mind. It has been defined in several ways, including: giving your complete attention to the present on a moment-by-moment basis…

Good mental health for children

Mental health is the way children think and feel about themselves and the world around them. It affects how children cope with life’s challenges and stresses. Relationships and good mental health for children Here are some ideas to promote your child’s mental health and wellbeing through a loving and supportive relationship: Tell your child that…

Resilience in teenagers

Resilience is the ability to ‘bounce back’ during or after difficult times and get back to feeling as good as before. It’s also the ability to adapt to difficult circumstances that you can’t change and keep on thriving. Personal values and attitudes for building resilience Self-respect is a great building block for resilience. Self-respect grows…

Internet safety: teenagers

  Teenagers use digital technologies for everyday activities like keeping in touch with friends on social media, relaxing and doing schoolwork. They also go online to look for support for physical or mental health problems, and sometimes to experiment with different ways of expressing themselves. Because they’re online so much without your supervision, teenagers need to…

Playground safety

  The best way to help your child avoid bumps and bruises in playgrounds is to actively supervise your child at play. By staying close to your child, especially when they’re trying something new or complicated, you can help keep playground visits safe and give your child the confidence to develop movement skills. It’s also important…