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Parenting

As we all know, kids don’t come with an instruction manual and we can offer:

  • help with specific problem, like tantrums or sleeping, bullying or teenage withdrawal
  • information and tips on parenting and what to expect at your child’s stage of development.
  • parenting courses or talks
  • How to get help

    • speak to a professional, such as a health visitor or a person at your child's school who you already have some contact with and they can get in touch with us on your behalf
    • Email: itf@brighton-hove.gov.uk
    • Call  01273 290477

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I help my child keep safe when they are out and about without an adult?

    When out with friends or travelling to and from school it is important that children are aware of what is going on around them and what they can do to help keep themselves safe. Safety Net is a charity that works with families, in schools and in local communities. Safety Net’s aim is to ensure all children and young people are aware that they have the right to feel and be safe, and that they can get help when they need it. Safety Net provides Personal Safety and Assertiveness sessions in schools. To find out more please watch this short film on Safety Net’s children’s website.

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  • How can I encourage my child to think about trustworthy adults they can talk to if they are worried about anything?

    Safety Net is a charity that works with families, in schools and in local communities. Safety Net’s aim is to ensure all children and young people are aware that they have the right to feel and be safe, and that they can get help when they need it. Safety Net have a dedicated children’s website full of activities and tips you can do with your child to help them keep safe. One activity you can do with your child is to encourage them to make a “helping hand”. This is a really easy and useful tool that they can then refer to when they need to talk to someone.  Please go to Safety Net’s dedicated children’s website to find out how you and your child can make one.

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  • I don’t want a course. Are there any tips to help with some of the problems I’m having with my child?

    Tip Sheets are available for common issues relating to parenting, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, primary schoolers and teenagers.  Each tip sheet gives you practical advice on positive approaches to parenting and provides suggestions for preventing and managing common problems.  If you are interested in tip sheets, ask your health visitor, school, or contact the Parenting Team on 01273 294471

    There are also a series of articles on a variety of parenting issues written by Professor Matt Sanders the founder of the Triple P Programme. Please see below for a range of these articles on some common parenting problems.

    Beating the Bullies [60.5KB]

    Homework [62.5KB]

    Morning Routine [61.4KB]

    A Sense of Self [62.1KB]

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  • What is Triple P?

    Triple P stands for Positive Parenting Programme.  It is a system of easy to implement, proven parenting solutions that helps solve current parenting problems and prevents future problems before they arise.  Courses are run across the city throughout the year.

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  • How can I help my child stand up for themselves in a positive way?

    Safety Net is a charity that works with families, in schools and in local communities. Safety Net’s aim is to ensure all children and young people are aware that they have the right to feel and be safe, and that they can get help when they need it. Safety Net run assertiveness courses for children aged 8-13 years. To find out more please go to their dedicated children’s website where children who have attended a course can tell you more about it.

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  • How can I help my child recognise when they feel unsafe?

     

    Your body is clever. When it gets scared it reacts. This is your body trying to tell you that you feel unsafe like when your hair stands on end or parts of your body might feel wobbly like a jelly.  These are called Early Warning Signs. Safety Net is a charity that works with families, in schools and in local communities. Safety Net’s aim is to ensure all children and young people are aware that they have the right to feel and be safe, and that they can get help when they need it.

    Safety Net has a children’s website full of tips and advice written by children. Take a look at this short film made by children telling others how they can spot their Early Warning Signs.

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