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THE NUMBER OF
MINUTES IT TAKES
FOR THE AVERAGE
PARENT TO GET
THEIR CHILD UNDER
THREE TO SLEEP.
22 MINUTES OF
T H E ON
B E SAT . ..
In the UK each year there are around
400 drownings and 4% involve children
aged 0 to four years old. It's important to
have lifesaving skills that can be used in
any emergency, when your little one has
Firstly, check for a response. Then look
and listen for normal breathing for up to
10 seconds. If there are no signs of normal
breathing, start with ﬁve rescue breaths;
sealing your baby's mouth and nose and
blowing. If your baby is still not breathing,
start CPR, which is 30 chest compressions
in the centre of the chest with two ﬁngers,
then two more breaths. Repeat the 30
compressions to two breaths cycle until
your baby starts breathing, then lie her on
her side. For more info, visit Royal Life Saving
Society UK course ﬁnder: rlsscourses.org.uk
LONG SUMMER HOLIDAYS
CAN BE TRICKY. GUEST
EDITOR, JO FROST,
ADVISES MIXING THINGS
UP. 'TRY EXPLORING
NEW EVENTS AND
HAVING DAYS OUT AS
WELL AS ENTERTAINING
THEM AT HOME,' SHE
CHILDREN THE ABILITY
TO KEEP ON LEARNING.'
According to the Mental Health
Foundation, one in 10 children are likely
to have a mental health problem, so here
are ﬁve ways to support them.
It's OK not to be OK
Let your children know that it is
perfectly all right for them to feel angry
or upset sometimes. They're not alone.
Your child will be able to cope much
better with what the day throws at them
if they are well rested.
Let them talk
Sometimes talking about your
feelings can be diﬃcult, especially to a
parent. Give your child space to discuss
their feelings in their own time but
keep the lines of communication open.
Make sure they exercise
Exercise improves mood and helps
boost conﬁdence for children. It also
means they have an escape from the
stress of their daily routine.
Teach them that not
everything is as it seems
Children are surrounded by images of
perfection, particularly on social media.
Talk to your children to help them
understand what is real and what isn't.
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