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Teaching your child everyday skills

When children play, they're learning what they want to learn. Often these will be things you want them to learn, too. Sometimes, though, your child may need some extra help from you to learn the necessary skills they'll need throughout their lives. For example, these skills…

Teaching your child good eating skills

Children with special needs can take longer to learn how to eat independently. Read these top tips for mealtimes. Eating a meal can be particularly challenging for children who have disabilities. A lack of fine motor skills (like finding it hard to hold a fork), sensory…

Teaching your child to stay safe

Get tips on teaching young children to stay safe, including teaching them their surname and what to do if they get lost. Children under three can't always understand or remember safety advice, so they need to have an adult nearby at all times. From the…

Teen aggression and arguments

Find out how to cope with heated arguments with your teenager, and what to do if they become violent. This page covers: How to defuse arguments with your teen How to deal with violent behaviour Concerned about mental health issues? Help and support How to…

Teeth facts and figures

Teeth are vital to our overall health, helping us to bite and chew food. How much do you know about them? Milk teeth Babies' teeth begin to develop before they are born, but in most cases don't come through until they're between 6 and 12 months…

Teeth whitening

More and more people are paying for brighter, whiter teeth. But does teeth whitening work and is it safe? Here are the answers to common questions about the treatment. What is teeth whitening? Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. Teeth whitening can't make your teeth…

Temper tantrums

Temper tantrums usually start at around 18 months and are very common in toddlers. Hitting and biting are common, too. One reason for this is toddlers want to express themselves, but find it difficult. They feel frustrated, and the frustration comes out as a tantrum.…

Ten ways to boost your health

When it comes to good health, there's no big secret. Here are 10 things you can do today to improve your health. 1. Check your weight Nearly three in 10 women and four in 10 men in England are overweight. Obesity causes 9,000 premature deaths every year…

Testing for the biggest killers

The NHS Health Check will assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. Once you know your risk, you'll be given advice and assistance to help you reduce it. What's the link between heart disease, stroke, diabetes,…

Thame couple become foster care ambassadors

A couple from Thame, recently honoured for their fostering work, have been chosen as this year’s regional ambassadors for Foster Care Fortnight, 10 - 23 May. Louise and Colin Day have been foster carers for two years. Last year, Louise received Oxfordshire County Council’s foster…