Resources for parents and those working alongside them

The resources below have been selected to provide information and support for parents on a range of topics. They offer advice, guidance and practical tips, which can be helpful for families at any time but are particularly useful when social interactions are restricted.

Dealing with conflict

Family conflict is common. It's a difficult issue to deal with because it involves the people you love. But if we take time to stop and breathe, and look beyond the emotion to what is really happening underneath, then we can use resources to support us deal with our issues in a more positive way. In the videos below other families share their experiences of conflict, along with expert advice.

Staying calm when they're not

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More video resources for dealing with conflict

Resources for under-fives

Resources for ages five to nine

Resources for ages nine to 14

Resources for ages 14 to 19

Resources for all ages

Screen time and the importance of breaks

Technology can help us in our work and studies, as well as playing a role in our leisure and family time together. However, it is also good to plan in screen breaks, for both our physical and mental health. The videos below give information about the importance of taking a screen break and ideas for fun activities, exercise and screen-free relaxation.

Too much technology

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More video resources about screen time

Resources for ages nine to 14

Tips for home-schooling

Some parents choose and plan to home school their children. For others, it was not something they had ever considered and yet suddenly it has become a reality for most. The video clips and resources here provide advice and guidance on how to support your child's learning through home-schooling as well as information on how to navigate your way around the virtual classroom.

Encouraging my child

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More video resources for home-schooling

Resources for under-fives

Resources for ages five to nine

Resources for ages nine to 14

Resources for ages 14 to 19

Resources for all ages

Supporting your child's mental health

Supporting children to manage their anxiety, reduce stress and identify their own emotional needs can be a challenge at any time. The video clips and resources here provide advice and guidance on how to support your child to build resilience and maintain positive mental health.

Resilience but what is it? Here are five ways to build resilience

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More video resources for supporting your child's mental health

Resources for ages five to nine

Resources for ages 14 to 19

Resources for all ages

Managing your own expectations

While it's a good idea to keep your children engaged in some sort of school-based activity, you must manage your expectations about what you can deliver. Some children and parents will struggle with meeting home school expectations. These clips provide some tips on how to manage what your child needs from you and tips on how to home school using the home environment.

What does my child need from me?

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More video resources managing your own expectations

Resources for all ages

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