When it feels like we can't cope, we begin to worry and get stressed and exactly the same is true of children. There are certain times when children might not not be calm: at times of great change such as moving house, parents separating or divorcing, when changing class or school, or making new friends.
Signs that your child might be stressed:
Ways to help keep your child stress free:
Joining a baby or toddler group when you have your first baby can be one of those life saving moves! Just as you are getting over the extraordinary experience of your first birth, and you are trying to return to a normal life, but suddenly find this dependent little thing everywhere you turn, life can become a little overwhelming. Find a local group and start meeting and mixing with other mum's and baby's, and you will find a supportive community and quickly make a host of new friends.
There are bound to be toddler and baby groups in your area - you may never have even considered there existence, but they really are all around you! Here are some ways to find a group near you:-
If you really can't find a group near you, or you can't find one that suits you for whatever reason, you could even start your own!
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