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Talking to children about feelings

If you're worried about a child, encouraging them to talk can be very helpful, whether you're a parent, grandparent, friend or teacher. If you think a child you know has a problem, it can be hard to know how to start talking to them about it.…

Talking to your child about their autism

Explaining to your child that they have autism can be difficult for some parents. Here an expert gives some tips on how to have the conversation. In her work as a child psychiatrist with Surrey and Borders NHS Trust, Dr Glòria Durà-Vilà meets many parents in her…

Talking to your kids about cancer

If you have cancer, discussing it with your children may be difficult. But listening and talking to them can be reassuring, as well as helping them understand your diagnosis. Keep it simple Children may have heard things about cancer that frighten them, so speak to them…

Talking to your teenager

Getting teenagers to talk openly about what's bothering them can be hard. Follow these tips to help get them talking to you about their worries. 1. Ask, don't judge Start by assuming they have a good reason for doing what they do. Show them you respect their intelligence…

Teaching your child everyday skills

When children play, they're learning what they want to learn. Often these will be things you want them to learn, too. Sometimes, though, your child may need some extra help from you to learn the necessary skills they'll need throughout their lives. For example, these skills…

Teaching your child good eating skills

Children with special needs can take longer to learn how to eat independently. Read these top tips for mealtimes. Eating a meal can be particularly challenging for children who have disabilities. A lack of fine motor skills (like finding it hard to hold a fork), sensory…

Teaching your child to stay safe

Get tips on teaching young children to stay safe, including teaching them their surname and what to do if they get lost. Children under three can't always understand or remember safety advice, so they need to have an adult nearby at all times. From the…

Technology Enabled Care (TEC) for Adults

Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Technology enabled care is Equipment and technology to help adults stay independent. Some of the benefits of technology enabled care are: increasing independence and confidence managing or minimising risk supporting and reassuring family carers reducing the need for a care package…

Teen aggression and arguments

Find out how to cope with heated arguments with your teenager, and what to do if they become violent. This page covers: How to defuse arguments with your teen How to deal with violent behaviour Concerned about mental health issues? Help and support How to…

Teeth facts and figures

Teeth are vital to our overall health, helping us to bite and chew food. How much do you know about them? Milk teeth Babies' teeth begin to develop before they are born, but in most cases don't come through until they're between 6 and 12 months…
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