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Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing
Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing

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2.2 Within the family and parents

Parents need to be able to access good antenatal care and to receive appropriate support with parenting. Parenting support can help to promote children’s wellbeing and make a positive contribution to their mental health; this can prevent problems from developing.

This is a photograph of an adult and a child using a tablet.
Figure 8 Supervision of screen time for young children

As you saw earlier this session, excessive screen time is appearing to have some negative effects on young children, so parents need to be supported to introduce safe ways for their children to engage with the digital world.