Taking the decision to start a family can be an exciting time. Here are some resources to support you.

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    Developmental stages series: raising infants

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    Welcoming a new baby into your family is exciting but it can also be exhausting! Infants, from birth to age one, require a lot of attention and it can be difficult to know what to do every step of the way. Here are some tips to help you adjust to life with your new baby.

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    Developmental stages series: raising toddlers

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    Raising a toddler can be tiring and at times, frustrating. But it’s also a very special stage in your life and your child’s. These tips will help ease the journey from babyhood to starting school.

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    Developmental stages series: starting primary school

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    By the time your child enters school, they’ve developed enough independence and understanding to enable them to cope away from their parents for a certain length of time. These tips will enable you to support your child as they start primary school.

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    Developmental stages series: starting secondary school

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    Secondary school is a time in every young person’s life full of possibilities, plans, hopes and goals. But anxieties and stresses can also take a toll. These tips will help you support your child during these school years.

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    Developmental stages series: raising tweens (10-12 year olds)

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    The term ‘tween’ refers to young people aged ten to twelve who are between childhood and adolescence. Tweens are often anxious about what lies ahead over the coming few years and as parents, you can help to ease that transition.

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    Raising responsible teenagers

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    Raising your teenager to become a responsible, independent and happy adult is an ongoing process but here are some things that you can do to help ease the journey.

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    Helping your children to eat more healthily

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    Ensuring that your children eat healthily can be a real challenge. Here are some ways to make mealtimes healthier while keeping the family happy and the bank balance in check.

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    Seven steps to balancing work, family and caregiving duties

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    Finding balance between work, family and caring duties doesn’t happen overnight but it can be achieved in seven small steps.

  • A girl called Jack

    A girl called Jack

    An honest and insightful account from Jack Monroe, who writes the blog ‘A Girl Called Jack’, about eating well even when money is tight.

  • When should you have a baby

    When should you have a baby?

    Whether you are considering having a baby now or in the future, ASAP Science gives an animated rundown on the varying factors to consider.

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