Family life

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Father and son

Advice on how to talk to your children about traumatic events.

Family silhouette

Advice on how to be an effective parent or step parent within a blended family.

child painting

What's the best solution for you and your family and what should you ask a potential carer?

Happy Family Christmas

Advice on making sure you have a harmonious holiday with children and relatives.

Divorce advice for kids after Brangelina split

Online tools to help with organisation and communication if you are separated from your children's other parent.

christmas dinner

How to navigate the Christmas social minefield, made more complex by an increase in digital devices.

Divorce and children

Divorce and separation are tough on children, but as a parent you can make the process and its effects less painful through good communication. Here are 10 tips to help.

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Alison Thomas, campaigner for the rights of disabled children and their families, gives her personal advice. 

Family digital

Here are our five top tips on enjoying tech together as a family.

children in care

Looked after children can be more vulnerable to approaches online from strangers. CEOP offers tips on how to protect them.

Adopted children are more vulnerable to risks online, such as out-of-the-blue contact from birth families. What can parents do to help keep them safe?

Families money and finances

Some practical advice on how those raising a family on a low income can seek assistance. 

Teaching children about financial responsibility has never been easy, but as new technologies make cash less common it's even more daunting. Here are our top tips for talking to your children about spending in the digital age.  

Money

Parents and carers of children with disabilities often face heavy costs. In this Q&A, Cerebra addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about benefits.

It's never been simple to teach your children about financial responsibility, but as cash becomes less common and new technologies become more prevalent, it can be a daunting prospect. This article gives you the inside track on how to help your children manage money in a digital world. 

Is sex and relationships education compulsory in schools? What is your child going to be told about puberty? When should you start raising the subject? And how?

Puberty can be an awkward time for any family, but for disabled young people it can be especially confusing. Contact a Family offers their advice for supporting your children as they grow up. 

Sleep

Teenagers have very different sleep patterns from younger children or indeed adults. So should you be telling them to go to bed?

Parenting

There are three main styles of parenting. Which one best describes you? 

Splitting

When parents split up, they have to agree the contact arrangements for children. The Coram Children's Legal Centre outlines acceptable practice for contact, what to do when things go wrong, and some tips for making contact work for everyone.

Broken key

More than 120,000 families with dependent children separated in 2014. Roughly half of those couples who split were married and the other half were previously cohabiting.

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Residency is the legal term for where children live when their parents have split up. The Coram Children's Legal Centre answers some FAQs about living arrangements, formal and informal.