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Parent Talk: Our new online service offering down-to-earth advice and online chats

Tuesday 14 July 2020
Young daughter and happy mother playing with play dough and smiling

In June we sent out a YouGov survey to over 2,000 parents across the UK asking them about how the coronavirus pandemic had impacted their lives and their families

More than one in three parents said that they feel out of their depth and over a third admit to struggling because they lack their usual support.

That’s why we’ve created Parent Talk. A free online service where you can find down-to-earth parenting information and advice for parents of children aged 0-19.

Advice you can trust

Our articles are short and simple, with advice covering nutrition and health, emotional wellbeing, behaviour and learning, and sleep. All our content is created or curated by Action for Children’s qualified and experienced parenting coaches.

Live online chat

Sometimes it’s easier to talk to someone who understands the challenges of parenting. Parent Talk’s Live Chat will connect you directly with a parenting coach for free, confidential practical advice and emotional support. No topic is off limits and no question too big, small or embarrassing. Our parenting coaches have seen it all, from weaning tips to teenage worries.

Lynn Giles, Parent Talk Manager at Action for Children, said: “The pandemic has triggered a crisis for mums, dads and children on an unprecedented scale, with parents feeling overwhelmed without their usual support from friends and family, or any certainty for the future.

“With so many mums and dads in desperate need of guidance, a service like Parent Talk is needed now more than ever.”

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We’re on hand to support parents, when you need us.

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