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Our new website is live!
Welcome to Parenting across Scotland’s new website. There’s lots of good support and information available for mums, dads and carers.
From information for families to information for practitioners working with parents our website is a valuable go-to resource for parents and practitioners in Scotland. And now it’s mobile friendly so that you can easily access the information while you’re on the train or the bus or wherever you are!
As parents we all need a bit of extra information from time to time when we’re bringing up our children. It can be anything as general as helping your baby get to sleep to something as specific as finding a school for your child with additional support needs. We’ve gathered information from a range of reliable sources to make life easier for you. You can find the information you need by age category or by searching. There’s a wealth of information there about breastfeeding, play, online safety, dads and lots, lots more.
Our popular Top Ten Tips series is now available online. We have Top Ten Tips on:
- Starting Primary School
- Starting High School
- Parenting Teenagers
- Sex, relationships and teenagers
We’ve had queries from some parents who are keen to do parenting classes – they can be useful if you’re struggling or just want some tips. You can find details about local classes here.
And if you’re at the end of your tether or just need someone to talk to, there’s a useful list of helplines.
Our website also has a section for people working with parents. If you would like to keep up to date with practice, policy, research and news and events, sign up to our e-newsletter.
Parenting across Scotland also provides a parental perspective about issues which affect parents: the main policy areas we work on are:
- supporting families
- childcare, and
- family friendly working
Among the new features on the site are social media buttons. Please take a second to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter or view our videos on YouTube.
We have made it easy for you to share our information by using the social media sharing buttons on the right hand side of every webpage.
For any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please Email us.
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