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Best-selling child nutrition expert offers a comprehensive guide to feeding babies and toddlers, with recipes, advice, articles and a forum.

Associated Shared Parenting

Registered charity whose work involves giving support and advice to fathers and mothers who are worried about the welfare of their children after a separation or divorce.

Baby names in England and Wales: 2018

Most popular first names for baby boys and girls in 2018 using birth registration data.

BBC Parenting

Offers articles and advice on all aspects of parenting, from pregnancy to empty nest syndrome, including sections on parenting teenagers and managing a work-life balance.


Pregnancy and baby care resource site. Presents guides and articles on health and well being, food and nutrition, baby care, child development, lifestyle, and parenting.


Provides a community and help and advice for young parents and parents-to-be.

Change a Nappy

Offering a directory of categorised baby links.

Child Maintenance Options

Provides free and impartial information and support to help both parents make informed choices about child maintenance in the event of a separation.

Custody Minefield

Features a wealth of free guides, information sheets and downloadable resources to support parents, grandparents and step parents in England and Wales who are involved in a child custody process.

Ezine and portal for fathers, with articles, news and shopping.

Dorothy Boswell -

Offers parenting classes and courses, and coaching (including by telephone or Skype); includes a profile, details of her services, a collection of her articles, and contacts.

Empty Nesting

Offering advice and sanity tips to parents facing an empty nest as their children leave home. ukemptynester

Equal Rights for Separated Dads

Featuring articles and advice for separated fathers in the UK.

Families Need Fathers

Consists of resources, documents and news articles dealing with issues and problems about fatherhood.

Family and Parenting Institute

Aims to use research into family and parenting issues to lobby policy makers on behalf of the UK's parents. Includes details of current events and campaigns, plus news and a publications list.

Fatherhood Institute

UK's fatherhood think-tank and a resource for fathers with articles, news, training and research.

FQ Magazine

Promotes this UK magazine for Dads and Dads-to-be. Includes subscription information, articles and forum.

Got A Teenager

Resources for those parenting teens, including message boards, interactive how-to modules, videos and social networking functions.

Home Start

National charity offering practical support to families with young children across the UK. Includes information on being a home visiting volunteer. homestartuk


Presenting forums for discussion of fatherhood and related issues.

Juno Magazine

A parenting magazine with an ethos based on conscious parenting.

Just Parents

Provides parenting forums as well as articles and reviews.

Little Lullaby

A website for young mums and dads. Chat, share advice with other young parents, and get support through pregnancy, birth and beyond.


Non-judgemental emotional support for all mothers living apart from their children.

Money for Mums

Provides a financial guide for new and expectant parents, covering benefits, maternity leave and investments, with handy calculation tools.

Mothers 35 Plus

Presents an active forum for older mothers plus articles, advice and features.

Mothers at Home Matter

Works to represent and support mothers who want to be at home to bring up their children; includes news, campaigns, and contacts.


Community for Mums with practical parenting advice and product reviews.

My Daughter

Offering advice on raising a daughter, from the Girls Schools Association.

National Association of Child Contact Centres

Information on contact centres, a safe, neutral place where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents.

National Association of Family Information Services (NAFIS)

Supports and promotes Family/Childcare Information Services across England, Wales and Scotland. Includes a directory of local services, news, and contacts.

National Evaluation of Sure Start (NESS)

A guide to an ongoing programme of evaluation of Sure Start Centres and their impact, with reports, resources, and contacts.


An online parenting community, with a library of resources and information, and local forums.

The Parent Connection

Provides compassionate advice for parents who are concerned about their marriage or are in the process of separation or divorce, with an emphasis on helping parents to ensure positive outcomes for their children.

Parent Dish

Active parenting community with news, advice, competitions and discussion. parentdish_uk

Parent Port

Government backed site which aims to make it easier for parents to report media content which is unsuitable for children.

Provides a collection of videos to support and encourage parents and carers of children aged 5-19, addressing day-to-day questions and concerns.

Parenting Across Scotland

Partnership of adult relationship organisations and children’s charities across Scotland. Includes a resource database and information on publications.

Parenting UK

National membership body for organisations and individuals who work with parents. Features details of the services, training and funding available.

Parentline Plus

National charity offering help and support to parents, including a 24 hour help line. Features message boards and articles, plus a section dedicated to parenting teenagers.

Parents' Forum

Holds regular meetings and debates for independently minded parents.

Parents News

An online resource for planning days out with the kids. Find localised entertainment, activities and camps.

Parents Outloud

A news and information portal for parents of school age children; includes interactive resources.

Positive Parenting Publications and Programmes

Formed to provide support to parents through courses and information, and provide training for the parenting workforce. Includes details of their regional hubs, courses and manuals, and contacts.

Practical Parent

Provides a forum for parenting advice plus a variety of tips and articles for coping with demanding situations.


Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support .

Rethinking Childhood

Official website of Tim Gill, a leading thinker on childhood and advocate for change. Includes a profile, and details of his writing, research, and consultancy focused on children’s play and free time.

Sofeminine Parenting

Features articles and advice on parenting including pregnancy, breast-feeding, and conception.


Official site of this TV show, offering plenty of parenting advice, community features and articles as well as show clips.

Sure Start Centres

A guide to the network of centres across England, that provide advice and support for parents and carers from pregnancy through to school age. Includes a tool to find your local centre.

Talk To Your Baby

The National Literacy Trust provides a comprehensive collection of resources to encourage and support talking to young children and its benefits.

UK Deed Poll

Information on parental responsibility issues when changing a child's name in England and Wales.

Young Dads Collective

Works to improve the lives of young dads and their children by tackling the social exclusion that locks out young dads’ potential.

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