In light of the recent call to physical isolation, in order for us to cope as a nation, we at Kids Matter feel more called than ever before to provide the crucial social support to the parents most isolated and vulnerable at this time. This page is full of resources to help create a calm, safe and fun place at home during this tough time.
More coming soon .....
Watch this space as our skilled psychologists and community workers develop new resources for families and parents, tailored to provide specific support in the challenges to come.
Our kids love screens!! So it always so hard to get them off them, see below some top tips of how to end screen time well.
What ways can you be including all 5 love languages in your days? This table looks at how best to communicate each love language to your children/partner and what things to avoid!
Children without routines tend to cry a lot, be fussy and sleep badly at night.
Routines help children feel secure, understand how the world works and provide structure to their day; and they also help keep our family life predictable, calm and organised.
For a lot of us, we will need to create new routines, here is a helpful guide to creating a routine.
Rewards can be a good way of encouraging new behaviours or behaviours that a child finds difficult to master.
Rewards are not the solution to our children’s emotional challenges and struggles, but they can help in the short term, as they encourage positive behavioural habits.