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Letting go

Letting go

It’s been 13 years since Shropshire Family Information Service was first launched and to celebrate us becoming a teenager we are delighted to share this truly lovely story of being the Dad to teenagers, and how growing up happens a little too quickly. This is Phil’s story on Letting Go. I’m the parent of two … Continue reading

Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness

The 2nd April each year is World Autism Awareness Day (designated by the United Nations) and throughout the whole of April people around the world are holding events to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Condition which affects around 1 in 100 children. So what do we mean when we talk about the autism spectrum? All … Continue reading

Our Little Rocket

Our Little Rocket

To celebrate World Autism Awareness Month (April) we wanted to share with you a very special poem which has been written by a Shropshire mum, whose daughter Hollie was diagnosed as having Autism. We hope by sharing this poem it gives others an understanding of what is it like to be a parent of a … Continue reading

Understanding Your Child

Understanding Your Child

Most of the time parenting can be great fun. You know you are doing a good job. But there are times when things can get a bit tricky; your toddler won’t eat their dinner, your six year old won’t pick up their toys or your teenager is being disrespectful.  If only someone could give you … Continue reading

And then there were four. Again.

And then there were four. Again.

A lovely guest blog this week from a Shropshire mum on children who fly the nest….then fly back for a while! Ow. I was carrying a pile of laundry downstairs just now (a high pile as ever, with the top layer blindfolding me) and thought I’d reached the bottom step. It was a welly, not … Continue reading

Time for bed, sleepy head

Time for bed, sleepy head

As a parent of a new baby one of the biggest challenges is establishing a good sleep pattern, and whilst it’s not possible to make a baby sleep there are certain things parents can do to help and encourage their baby to develop a sound sleep routine. Of course, it’s also important to look after … Continue reading

When you thought I wasn’t looking

When you thought I wasn’t looking

As parents you are the most influential person in your child’s life. Being a good role model to our children helps  them to learn how to behave and how to make a positive contribution to the world in which they live. Children are watching all of the time for examples of behaviour, even when we … Continue reading