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Key tips about safe parenting

 

  • Learn about healthy child development and safe parenting.
  • Listen to children – try to understand what they’re saying and doing, and why.
  • Know what goes on in your child’s world (such as their school, nursery, youth club) and how issues such as bullying are dealt with.
  • Find someone to turn to if you’re under stress.
  • Don’t cross the line and hurt your child. Take alternative actions – for example, “count to ten and think again”.
  • Understand the seriousness and consequences of child abuse.