Social and emotional skills
Helping your child develop good emotional and social skills might not have been something you considered much before there was an issue, like your child refusing to share or dealing with temper tantrums. But personal, social and emotional education is just as important as English and maths learning, and it is an area that your child’s school will cover in class.
There is also a lot you can do at home to support your child’s social and emotional development, and you’ll find advice in this section of the site, as well as ideas for teaching your child how to set goals.
Coping with sibling rivalry
Expert Sue Atkins looks at the ways parents can approach their children's relationships, and what a family can do together to build a happy, respectful team.
Childhood friendships: should you intervene?
When your child falls out with a friend or seems unhappy with the social aspect of school, what can you do to help and how involved should you get? Danielle Weekes reports.
How to help your child cope with bereavement
Everyone deals with grief and bereavement in their own personal way, whatever their age or personality. We offer some expert advice on supporting your child and helping them explore and express their grief.
How to raise a happy child
Confident, relaxed, polite, friendly... we all hope to raise a well-rounded child, but it can certainly be a challenge at times! These articles might give you some inspiration: