5 – 11 year olds
Our job as parents is to help our children mature into responsible adults. Your Child is now in school and we may need to help our child cope with life’s ups and downs. All parents need a little advice now and then – find out where you can turn for help and support.
Safety needs change once children aren’t within your sight at all times.
Protection from abuse
5-11 Eating and Nutrition
Your child’s nutrition starts with you. Arm your child with what they need to know to develop healthy eating habits.
Local: Healthy Eating and Obesity – Health Promotion Resources
National: Eat well
Other: First Steps Nutrition Trust
5-11 School & Learning
The education your child receives will build the groundwork for future success but homework can sometimes feel as daunting for parents as it is for children.
How can you help your child if you think they’re being bullied?
National: Bullying UK
Other: Help and advice related to bullying at school and bullying in the workplace
5-11 Health & Hygiene
Caring for your sick child is among the biggest responsibilities any parent faces.
Children are generally expected to be ‘dry’ at night by a developmental age of five.
5-11 Behaviour and Discipline
It’s not easy to discipline your child but positive discipline techniques will them mature into responsible adults.
Spending time with your child
If you worry you are not spending enough time with your children, you can relax. Studies show that it is quality, not quantity, of time that makes children thrive.
5-11 Sports and Fitness
Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit sleep better. They’re also better able to handle physical and emotional challenges.
5-11 Child Development
Growth and Physical
The early years of a child’s life are very important for their health and development. Parents provide the care that children need to be happy and healthy and to grow and develop well.
Support and advice for a variety of health issues: East Sussex School Health
National: Helping your child to be independent
5-11 Parenting with Additional Challenges
Single parents LGBT
The family landscape is changing. Research shows that there is no evidence that children raised by single parent or same-sex couples are less competent or well-rounded than other children.
Local: Allsorts Youth Project
5-11 Family Time
Wherever you are in your life, the overall premise is the same. Work/life balance is the amount of time you dedicate towards your work, versus the other aspects of your life.
To get help from a Food Bank start by looking online to see if there are any independent local food banks that you can go to without a referral. If there aren’t any, you’ll need to be sent by someone else. For example by a charity or someone like a GP or social worker.
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