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Parent tips sheets will provide information on helping kids to be positive, being home alone, keeping kids safe and much more.
Helping Kids to be positive
So much depends on the way you look at life. Helping your child look on the bright side of life is a step towards preparing your child for a strong future.
Children need to be developmentally ready to assume the responsibility of being home alone. Try and seek alternative options before leaving a child alone as parents are expected to make reasonable decisions about their children's safety.
TV - off 'n' on
Television and videos entertain us all, but for children they also provide a window to the world. That world influences their development. They take in messages about lifestyles and behaviour. Sometimes the harsh realities of life can give messages that are harmful to their development. They can also have positive experiences and be shown responsible ways of acting in the world.