Organisations and Websites for Parents

 

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

 

Websites and Support Organisations

 

MindEd for Families 

The site provides information and advice for parents with concerns about their children’s mental health and well-being

www.minded.org.uk/families

 

Family Lives

information on all aspects of family life including all stages of a child’s development, issues with schools and parenting/relationship support

www.familylives.org.uk

 

Parenting

Advice and tips sections for all matters relating to parenting and bringing up children

www.parenting.co.uk

 

Care for the Family

Support for different aspects of family life

www.careforthefamily.org.uk

 

The Parent Connection 

Get expert divorce and separation advice including help on divorce with children involved, family mediation and co-parenting

www.theparentconnection.org.uk

 

The Essential Parent 

Parenting advice video clips and resources created by leading experts

www.essentialparent.com

 

The Incredible Years

Training programmes and resources for parents and practitioners

www.incredibleyears.com

 

Specific Topics

 

Behaviour

www.nspcc.org.uk/positiveparentingguide   

www.nhs.uk/managingdifficultbehaviour   

 

Childcare Finder

Somerset Choices 

www.somersetchoices.org.uk/family/information-and-advice/childcare/ 

 

Dental Health

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

 

Healthy Eating

www.nhs.uk/Change4Life

www.nutrition.org.uk

www.gov.uk/Eatwell_guide_colour.pdf

www.youngminds.org.uk/EatwellFeelBetter

 

Infant Feeding

Positive about Breastfeeding - https://www.healthysomerset.co.uk/breastfeeding

 

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   

 

Special Educational Needs

Somerset Parent Carer Forum: www.somersetpcf.org.uk

Council for Disabled Children: www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk      

Sleep

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Childrenssleep

www.sleepcouncil.org.uk

 

Toilet Training and Continence

www.eric.org