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Co-parenting during Covid-19 - This is what we know so far

Whilst these are extraordinary times it is very disappointing and unacceptable that Family Matters have not been given the same serious considerations by Government considering that it affected millions of parents and children.

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Critical numbers and contacts for families in lockdown 2020

If you haven't got the national emergency numbers saved in one easy to access place, Parent24's got you covered.

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Five fun and free things families can do together during the lockdown

There are plenty of fun things you can still do indoors despite the lockdown.

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Gabi Lowe on protecting vulnerable children during the lockdown

Those in good health find self-isolation challenging, but it is likely to be more so for those with loved ones with compromised physical, mental or emotional health.

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How to cope during the national lockdown: A local psychologist advises on keeping your family grounded

Local psychologist and psychoanalyst Enzo Sinisi on keeping yourself and your family mentally sound during the national lockdown.

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Should you even tell your kids about Covid-19 at all?

By now the Covid-19 pandemic should be on everyone’s mind. However, it is the responsibility of parents to inform their children about what's happening, or should they? Parent24 asked a few parents how they have chosen to approach it.

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What happens when kids say no to their pics online? These local mom bloggers respond

With each new day the mommy blogger community grows as a new Instagram or blog is started by a mom sharing her journey.

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'Name it to tame it': How parents can help their children make sense of the consequences of Covid-19

When stress is heightened — which it is for all of us right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic — children become aware of it and they try to locate the source of the stress. It is important to both acknowledge their concerns and be open to discussing them.

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Coronavirus with a baby: what you need to know to prepare and respond

If you have a baby, you may be worried about them catching the coronavirus, particularly after media reports of an Australian infant diagnosed with it.

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Is your family emotionally prepared for the national lockdown?

"Many in isolation experience a sense of 'cabin fever'. This often involves feeling dissatisfied, restless, irritable and bored when confined." We've compiled a list of tips by mental health experts from around the world on surviving life under quarantine.

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Coronavirus could spark a revolution in working from home. Are we ready?

Imagine your employer asking you to work from home until further notice.

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'Schools aren’t closing so we can all hang out': Why playdates are a no-no and what to do instead

"'Social distancing' doesn't just mean avoiding people who cough — it means staying a safe distance away from other people, period."

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CHATBACK with Parent24: Tell us what you really think

To make sharing even easier, we've now created a WhatsApp line where you can send messages and voicenotes!

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WATCH: Six tips for explaining the coronavirus to children

The US-based Child Mind Institute are experts in family mental health, and here the NPO provides six tips from its experts on how you can go about tackling the tough topic with your children.

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Coronavirus: Is it safe to take your kids to daycare, and other questions parents ask

Concerned readers are reaching out to us with questions: we provide some answers.

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PODCAST | Parent24/7: Jenna Lowe's parents chat to us about their journey with a rare illness

Listen as I chat to Jenna's parents Gabi and Stuart about their heartbreaking, yet inspiring, journey.

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Mother-of-seven defies the odds of 88,000 to one by naturally conceiving three sets of twins

"I feel extremely lucky to have them but sometimes guilty as I know many women struggle to have just one."

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'I know why my mom didn’t leave, but I wish she had': An adult's look back on domestic violence as a child

What I wish my mom had known then so that there wouldn’t still be so much pain now.

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Adolescent mental health: What parents need to know

"Diagnosis of a psychiatric condition is often complex, and it can be even more so in adolescents."
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