Parents of school age children can provide guidance and support, protect their child's safety and look after their health. Good nutrition, physical activity, sleep and immunisation are all important.
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Topic: Children (4-12) - more about parenting children
It can be difficult to talk to a child about death but it is important to be honest with them.
Tell your child the facts about a distressing or frightening experience using language they can understand.
Preschoolers may not have the words but will show their distress at traumatic events through changes in behaviour and functioning.
Children look to their parents or carers to judge how to deal with a crisis.
If your child is old enough, involve them in planning a trip so they can get excited about it.
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See also Parenting - Parents