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Controlling your anger as a parent

Anger is a common emotion but can be a problem when it begins to impact a person’s daily life. Discover some strategies to help control your anger.

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Your baby's growth and development - 4 months old

From 4 months, your baby should have more control over what they do. They should hear, touch and see better and will be starting to move around much more.

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Temper tantrums

Temper tantrums and pestering are natural child behaviors but can be a cry for help. Learn about their causes, how to respond and when to seek help.

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Teenage pregnancy

Being a teenager and finding out you are pregnant can put enormous stress on a young person and their family so it’s important to be supportive.

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Cultural differences when raising children

Our culture influences how we raise our children. Read about being a parent when you come from a different cultural background.

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Experiencing a pregnancy loss

Losing a baby during pregnancy can be devastating and you might experience a range of emotions. Find out what’s normal and what might help you cope.

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Having a baby with health problems at birth

Some babies are born early or with a condition that means they need special care. Find out what to expect in the weeks after your baby’s birth.

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Fathers and depression

There is widespread belief that antenatal and postnatal depression (PND) are experienced only by women, but research and anecdotal evidence suggest that PND can affect fathers too.

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Parental anxiety in the toddler years

Raising a child aged 1 to 3 can be challenging. It's normal to feel anxious about your toddler and parenting style but if the anxiety doesn't go away, seek help.

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Kids and physical play

Play is important for your child’s development and learning. Here's how you can support your child’s play and help them identify and manage risks.

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