Navigating through stress

Dads, what helps you when you are feeling stressed?

Dads, what helps you when you are feeling stressed?

Matt (Parent)

Fix it Dad vs listening Dad

Seeing your child upset can be difficult, but try to avoid immediately jumping in with advice, ideas or ‘ fix its’ as this can discourage your child from learning to problem solve. Instead try these simple tips.

Seeing your child upset can be difficult, but try to avoid immediately jumping in with advice, ideas or ‘ fix its’ as this can discourage your child from learning to problem solve. Instead try these simple tips.

Dom (Parent)

Children sometimes lack the words to articulate their needs verbally. Identifying the underlying needs behind your child’s actions can provide you with a deeper understanding of their behaviour.

Noticing The Need Behind The Behaviour

Children sometimes lack the words to articulate their needs verbally. Identifying the underlying needs behind your child’s actions can provide you with a deeper understanding of their behaviour.

Ruby (practitioner)

Building warm and supportive relationships

Research from Dr Alex Martin at Kings College London shows that when fathers are able to develop supportive relationships with their child and their co-parent, this can have long-lasting protective effects for the child, well into middle childhood and early adolescence. This is important for all children, but it is especially important when one or both parents experience mental health difficulties. The research found evidence that this is true for biological and chosen fathers, and in both families where the father lives full-time with the child and families where the child lives part-time with the father.

Research from Dr Alex Martin at Kings College London shows that when fathers are able to develop supportive relationships with their child and their co-parent, this can have long-lasting protective effects for the child, well into middle childhood and early adolescence. This is important for all children, but it is especially important when one or both parents experience mental health difficulties. The research found evidence that this is true for biological and chosen fathers, and in both families where the father lives full-time with the child and families where the child lives part-time with the father.

Julia (practitioner)

Dad and baby bonding

From pregnancy to breastfeeding, mums sometimes have a head start in bonding with their child. Here are some tips for Dads to help bond with your baby.

From pregnancy to breastfeeding, mums sometimes have a head start in bonding with their child. Here are some tips for Dads to help bond with your baby.

Annie (Practitioner)

Dad and baby bonding

From pregnancy to breastfeeding, mums sometimes have a head start in bonding with their child. Here are some tips for Dads to help bond with your baby.

From pregnancy to breastfeeding, mums sometimes have a head start in bonding with their child. Here are some tips for Dads to help bond with your baby.

Annie (Practitioner)

Dad and baby bonding

From pregnancy to breastfeeding, mums sometimes have a head start in bonding with their child. Here are some tips for Dads to help bond with your baby.

From pregnancy to breastfeeding, mums sometimes have a head start in bonding with their child. Here are some tips for Dads to help bond with your baby.

Annie (Practitioner)

Speaking the feeling

Children don’t always have the language to put their feelings into words. Noticing and naming emotions can be a great way to help calm a difficult situation.

Children don’t always have the language to put their feelings into words. Noticing and naming emotions can be a great way to help calm a difficult situation.

Dom (Parent)

Praise

Giving effective praise helps motivate your child and teaches them to think and talk positively about themselves.

Giving effective praise helps motivate your child and teaches them to think and talk positively about themselves.

Matt (Parent)

Acknowledging feelings

Dads, acknowledging your child’s feelings can help them to feel heard and understood.

Dads, acknowledging your child’s feelings can help them to feel heard and understood.

Annie (Practitioner)