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Winnall Primary School

Practical Parenting Support

Parent support pack


The Primary Behaviour Service have produced these, packed full of wonderful ideas, links and advice for parents.


Topics covered include:

  • The basics: support with sleep, diet and exercise.

  • Positive parenting strategies: advice about setting boundaries, creating routines, keeping calm, using rewards & consequences effectively, self-esteem, managing conflict and difficult times.

  • Brain development: understanding needs and behaviours, ages and stages of brain growth and how thoughts can effect feelings.

  • The function of play: developmental play, ideas for play activities, play activities to meet particular needs, therapeutic play ideas and how to use praise effectively.

  • Managing change: how to support your child with change, why change can be difficult and how to help your child with transitions.

  • Military families: strategies for home, strategies for school, key contacts and how to manage challenging behaviours.

  • Communication: dealing with conflict, how to teach about feelings, supporting your child with their feelings and strategies to help to manage overwhelming feelings.

  • General parenting tips: how to effectively use of language to create changes in behaviours.

  • Information directory: links to support for a variety of mental and physical health conditions (parenting children with Autism, ADHD & anxiety and more), advice for different and difficult family situations, parental well-being as well as links to a variety of useful apps.



The pack has links to useful videos and downloadable resources, all designed to help make parenting a little easier.



Kindness Charts - It's easy to get into the habit of noticing only what's going wrong in the family, the things that annoy us, the times children try our patience. The children do it too – telling us when their brother or sister or friend has done something they feel upset about but not when someone has been kind to them or they've been having fun. It can be hard for all of us to remember to spot the everyday kind and helpful things, rather than taking them for granted. Here's a way of making this easier. Have a simple, colourful kindness chart. Whenever anyone spots someone else doing something kind or helpful, the person being kind is invited to add to the chart