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Parenting Support

Challenging Behaviour Foundation - offering a broad range of information and guidance about challenging behaviour and connected issues

Connect Well West Kent - Connecting you with health and wellbeing services

Creative Education - practical advice for parents and carers, including a growing range of video courses to provide new insights and perspectives on caring for children to help them grow up healthy and happy

Early Help - taking action to support a child, young person or their family early in the life of a problem or as soon as it emerges

Kent Adult Education - offering a range of Parenting courses, designed for parents and carers of children to help tackle everyday family issues and understand your child. The online courses are taught by specialist tutors in real time, providing the opportunity for discussion with other parents and carers. The Parenting courses cover topics such as Exploring Behaviour Strategies and Managing Children’s Behaviour and many are free of charge.  Check back regularly as the courses on offer change every few weeks.

Parent Consultation Line - Kent Educational Psychology Service - free 30 minute phone/video consultation with Educational Psychologist for parents, providing advice and guidance to parents and carers to support children's wellbeing and learning.  Topics or areas you may wish to discuss might include social and emotional  issues, concerns about learning, family relationships, concerns about behaviour and daily routines, including sleep.

Parenting and Family Support - Family Lives (Parentline Plus) - offering a wealth of information to support all aspects of family life

Princess Project (Maidstone Hub) - the Princess Project helps mums and their families to thrive by providing a holistic package of physical, emotional, social and spiritual support

Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations - useful tools for children with Autism, as well as those whose anxieties or lack of social skills make everyday situations challenging

Good sleep is vital for a child's physical health, mental health and wellbeing.  There are a number of organisations giving support for sleep issues: