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'Parents need lessons for children's mental health'

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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    I think this is a pretty good idea surprised people haven't put this idea out there sooner. A lot of neglect isn't as 'dramatic' as seen in the media but chronic and insedious often the parents aren't even aware they're causing their kids any harm. Hopefully something like this will work towards catching at least some of the kids that are falling through the net atm.

    I can imagine a lot of the parents would be quite defensive though.

    What do you guys make of this?

    I think it's a good idea, and it would only be a positive for parents as they'll be more educated on preventing potential mental health problems in their children. If I was a parent, I'd welcome the extra support.

    More needs to be done to lesson the gap between rich and poor. We have areas classed as "deprived" all over the country. It is reasonable to assume that many of these neglected children live in one of these areas. 2 year old funding tries to help more children into 15 hours childcare to boost their education from a younger age. Allowing children this time in a nursery or childminding setting can really help them to develop their PSE skills, and other areas of learning that can improve their self confidence and therefor hopefully improve their lives throughout.

    Not just on mental health, but on everything else too. Parents seem to think that being parents means they know more about parenting than anyone else. It really doesn't.

    We should also give baby boxes to new parents like they do in Finland.

    Yes, I think it's great.

    I was thinking about this the other day, I feel like a lot of parents are just not educated on their Children's mental health as well as just mental health in general. I feel like a lot of parents just care about physical health and providing resources for their children, when imo, mental health is just as importance. I am so glad this issue has been addressed.

    Agreed. And not just on mental health. Sexual health too. I really want to start discussing issues around sex and relationships with my 6 year old, but have absolutely no idea how to go about it, or what language to use. There is absolutely no guidance from school or anywhere else I am aware of.
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