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Hand, foot and mouth cases reported

Hand, foot and mouth cases reported

Schools and nurseries in Kent are seeing cases of hand, foot and mouth disease says Public Health England.

Free keyrings are back!

Free keyrings are back!

We're once again giving away thousands of free keyrings to help children Be Bright Be Seen during the darker months ahead.

When is a child most at risk of abuse?

When is a child most at risk of abuse?

While physical abuse can happen at any time, in any family, there are some groups among which it's more common, says charity Childline.

Baby Shark could save lives

Baby Shark could save lives

It's the song that has been driving parents mad since it became an internet hit. But now Baby Shark could have a far greater purpose - saving lives.

Talking through tricky subjects

Talking through tricky subjects

It's the crucial conversation parents must have with their children but how do you raise the sensitive subject of sexual abuse? Childline has advice:

Keeping calm before results day

Keeping calm before results day

The Kent and Medway Test results are out soon. How can you help your kids keep their cool ahead of results day?

Understanding infant colic

Understanding infant colic

How much do you know about the excessive crying condition thought to affect one in three babies?

Self harm: do you know the signs?

Self harm: do you know the signs?

It's a complex issue and one every parent dreads. Childline shares some advice and support in relation to self harm in children and teenagers.

Helping friendships flourish

Helping friendships flourish

In our latest column with Childline there is advice on how best to help youngsters navigate the often complicated issue of childhood friendships.

Getting ready for reception

Getting ready for reception

Early years experts share some helpful hints and tips for families getting a child ready for their first few weeks at primary school.

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