Help! I'm a parent searching on the internet get me out of here!

 

Parents and carers sometimes need specific advice about a particular topic but it's not always easy to find what you are looking for. We have brought together a directory of tried and tested websites, as recommended by other parents, to help you in your search.

 

Websites and Support Organisations

 

MindEd for Familieswww.minded.org.uk/families  - The site provides information and advice for parents with concerns about their children’s mental health and well-being

 

Family Lives - www.familylives.org.uk – information on all aspects of family life including all stages of a child’s development, issues with schools and parenting/relationship support

 

Parenting - www.parenting.co.uk - Advice and tips sections for all matters relating to parenting and bringing up children

 

Care for the Familywww.careforthefamily.org.uk – Support for different aspects of family life

 

The Parent Connection - www.theparentconnection.org.uk - Get expert divorce and separation advice including help on divorce with children involved, family mediation and co-parenting

 

The Essential Parentwww.essentialparent.com parenting advice video clips and resources created by leading experts

 

Specific Topics

 

Sleep

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Childrenssleep

www.sleepcouncil.org.uk

 

Healthy Eating

www.nhs.uk/Change4Life

www.nutrition.org.uk

www.gov.uk/Eatwell_guide_colour.pdf

www.youngminds.org.uk/EatwellFeelBetter

 

Behaviour

www.nspcc.org.uk/positiveparentingguide   

www.nhs.uk/managingdifficultbehaviour   

 

Play and Physical Activity   

www.actionforchildren.org.uk/play

www.youngminds.org.uk/Exerciseandmentalhealth

www.somersetplayforum.org

 

Reading and Literacy

www.bookstart.org.uk   

www.wordsforlife.org.uk   

www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries   

 

Toilet Training and Continence

www.eric.org

 

Dental Health

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhealth/Pages/Careofkidsteeth.aspx