Parenting advice from toddlers through pre-teens to teenagers

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One minute they're taking their first steps, the next they're heading off to senior school, and looking for their first job.

Share the experience and be guided through each stage, with words of wisdom and support, plus expert advice.

 


Toddlers

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Fussy eaters, potty training, tantrums – the toddler years pose some new challenges. But fear not. We've got top tips from those who have seen it all, and survived to tell the (often hilarious) tales.

Pre-teens

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As your child grows up and gains independence, prepare for some frank – and quite possibly challenging – conversations. Face the tween years with a bit of insight from experienced Mumsnetters.



Special needs children

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There's a great group of parents to children with various special needs on Mumsnet offering advice, information and support – both practical and emotional.

Teenagers

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Are you trying to give advice on everything from school to sex, and prepare your teen for the big wide world? Find tips for helping them through the stresses of exams and a hectic social life, while coping with your own parental worries.



Children's party food

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Whether throwing a kids' party fills you with joy, or dread – be prepared (as the scouts wisely taught us) with our guide to festivities and food.

Online safety for kids and parents

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Many of us fear our children know more about the internet than we do. Get advice on how to protect your kids online – via computers or their mobile phone.



Travelling with children

Heading abroad for the first time with kids in tow? Or looking for a family-friendly destination? Get advice from seasoned travellers on journeys, packing, activities and more.

Reviews

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Whether you're in the market for a car seat or planning your family holiday, see what products, days out and more Mumsnetters recommend.



Back to school

From beating the morning rush to mastering the art of the perfect packed lunch, our back to school guide tells you everything you need to know (except where they've put their PE kit).

Need something to do?

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Look no further for things to keep everyone entertained through long weekends, school holidays, rainy days, sunny days…