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Helping parents to be their best

Parents are learners
Every parent makes mistakes and learns by experience. Parenting groups or courses can provide good ideas and support with parenting. Look for these groups in your local area, or ask your child and Family Health Nurse.

Manage feelings
You may experience times when you feel depressed, anxious or angry. Most parents feel like this at some time and manage these feelings successfully. Sometimes, these feelings may be so powerful that they could stop you enjoying life or make it difficult to cope. If this happens, it is important to tell someone and get help early. Talk with your doctor or Child and Family Health Nurse.

Trust and believe in yourself
Have realistic expectations of yourself. Have confidence in what you are doing. Be prepared to ask for information or advice when you need it.

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