Create a community for children

Create a community for children

Create a community for children. When at school or visiting friends or family, let your child know who the safe and trusted adults are in their lives. Make sure they know that they always have someone to share their worries and concerns with, if they feel like they...
Teach children the language to describe their feelings

Teach children the language to describe their feelings

Teach children the language to describe their feelings. Children often don’t have the language to describe how they are feeling. You can support them by teaching them these words so they are better able to recognise and articulate their feelings. These might be happy,...
Remember it’s normal for babies to cry

Remember it’s normal for babies to cry

It is normal for babies to cry and its normal for caregivers to get frustrated. Be kind to yourself. It’s okay to walk away. Put baby in a safe place, close the door and take a break. For more advice or help click here, or call Plunketline on 0800 933 922 Facebook...
Ask a child, “Who Did You Help Today?”

Ask a child, “Who Did You Help Today?”

Ask your child, “Who Did You Help Today?” You may like to ask this question at the dinner table, or before bedtime. By doing so, you shift the focus towards caring for and helping others. Facebook Twitter Pinterest What, if anything, have you done...
Start a new before bed ritual

Start a new before bed ritual

Start a new before bed ritual – what was the best part of your day? What was the worst? Build a relationship with your child that includes casual, regular and ongoing conversations. Regular and open discussions will make it more likely your child will come to...
Teach children about different types of touch

Teach children about different types of touch

Teach your children about the concept of good, bad and helpful touch. Good touches are things like hugs, kisses, handshakes, cuddles, high fives etc. Bad touches are those that make someone feel uncomfortable, scared, hurt. These include punches, slaps, bites, kicks...
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