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How you can help with your child's development

Find out how you can play a key role in helping your child grow up to reach their full potential.
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Bonding with your child

Your baby’s brain does more developing in the first two years of life than it will at any other period and this is a key time to build a positive relationship with them.

Play and learning

Play is a vital part of your child’s development. It is a natural way for your child to learn about the world around them.

Child behaviour

Research has shown that babies and children vary greatly in their temperament  – some may be very placid, whilst others may be more challenging to parent.


Smacking may stop a child doing what they’re doing at that moment, but it doesn't have a lasting positive effect.