Parenting advice - toddlers through pre-teens to teenagers



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.


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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.


I'm okay

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

party food

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.


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We're on a mission to find the best parenting products. Each review represents weeks of wheeling, tipping and washing, so you can rest assured that each Mumsnet Best winner truly deserves its title.

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?

bored girl

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

Children's health

sick child

Having a happy and healthy child is of paramount importance to any parent but, inevitably, they sometimes get sick. See our advice on treating a range of complaints from head lice to asthma.

Playdate recipe inspiration

Child eating spaghetti

We've all been there, wondering what to serve up to our child's fussiest friend. Get inspiration from Mumsnetter-recommended dishes that always go down a treat on playdates.