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Parenting under 11s

Becoming a parent brings with it lots of joy but also considerable challenges. As children grow it is expected that their behaviours, language and feelings will mature also. At times parents need support to help them understand these changes, especially if they are harmful, upsetting or preventing their child from engaging positively in the world.

tidyMinds have put together some useful information and a collective of tips for positive-parenting your young child.


What might help?

There are lots of things than can happen to young people which can affect emotional wellbeing and behaviour. Take a look at our Common Issues page, especially if you’re worried about something in particular.

Taking care of yourself is also important. Explore our self-care resources HERE.


Local Support

Swansea Council – Early Years Activities

Useful information to help parents and carers of young children in their early years put together by Swansea Council’s Early Years Team.

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Swansea – Family Information Service

The Swansea Family Information Service (FIS) is a one stop shop, providing free, quality, impartial information on a wide range of Childcare, Children’s, Family Support and Family related issues and where relevant a signposting service.

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Neath Port Talbot – Family Information Service

NPT Family Information Service (FIS) is a one stop shop where parents, carers, young people and professionals can obtain a range of information for children and young people aged 0-25 and their families.

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NPT – Early Years Consultation Helpline

This consultation helpline, will be available to parents / carers of children who:

  • Are between ages of 2-3 years; and
  • Are looking for general support/advice to help support children’s learning, development, play and wellbeing at home during the current COVID-19 situation. For example, to problem solve ideas with parents/carers for activities/strategies that they can implement at home.

Visit NPT Council for Referral Form