Parents Zone

The Parents Zone contains lots of useful resources, activities and links that will give you the tools to teach new life skills such as toileting, dressing and even organising their school bag!

Helping You To Help Your Child

Being a child or a young person isn't always easy. They are constantly having to learn new skills such as looking after themselves independently, learning new subjects in school, and navigating the world of social interaction; all of which can bring their own challenges.

We hope you will find something to help you and your child on their journey to adulthood within these pages.

KIDS Child Development Timeline

Not all children develop at the same rate and the following information provides general guidance only.  Do not be concerned if your child is not meeting all the milestones for their age range;  it is perfectly normal for one area to develop quicker than another.  If however your child is not meeting any of the milestones for their age range or the age range below it is worth having a discussion with your Health Visitor for further advice.

 

If you would like a downloadable version of the timeline click here.

Ready Steady Questionnaires

The following questionnaires are designed to enable you to check your child's progress at particular stages of development.  

The Ready Steady Nursery questionnaire is designed to be used with 2½ to 3½ year old children to see if they have all the skills necessary to participate in nursery. 

The Ready Steady School questionnaire is designed to be used with 3½ to 5 year old children to see if they have all the skills necessary to participate in school.

Do not worry if your child or has not yet developed the necessary milestones as the questionnaire will provide you with ideas and activities to help achieve these skills and further resources are available throughout KIDS.

Sensory Questionnaires

Sensory Development

Everybody's sensory systems develop at different rates, and some people are more sensitive to certain sensory information than others.  This is perfectly normal and we only become concerned about how a person processes sensory information when it starts to interfere with their ability to take part in everyday activities.  We have devised some questionnaires that will provide you with advice and guidance about how to help support your child to cope with everyday sensory experiences:

These questionnaires are suitable for children aged 2-18, and you will be asked to input your child's date of birth to ensure you are directed to the right age range.  If your child is aged between 12 and 18 they may wish to complete the questionnaire by themselves.

Click here for Downloadable Version

Supporting Websites for Young People

Aye Mind

In 2013 and 2014, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde collaborated with local young people aged between 15 and 21 and a wide range of partners to explore how they used the internet in relation to mental health.

Aye Mind is on a mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people – by making better use of the Internet, social media and mobile technologies. Young people aged 13 to 21 have helped create the resources.

Improving the mental health and well-being of children and young people is a key priority both internationally and locally.  As part of a wider strategic approach to the promotion of child and youth mental health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and local partners are exploring the potential of digital technologies. Most importantly, the experiences and ideas of young people are at the heart of this work.

 

Reach

Reach pulls together advice, info, quotes and film footage from young people and a range of youth and support organisations. It is a ‘go-to’ source of advice for pupils dealing with all sorts of issues, including being bullied; changing and leaving school, struggling with difficulties at home; feeling low or anxious: finding it hard to access learning and take part at school; being care experienced, and much more. They have put a big focus on sharing young people’s experiences and opinions.

SafeSpot

SafeSpot is an innovative approach empowering young people to be able to be aware of their own emotional wellbeing and mental health.

 

SafeSpot is designed to help you through tough spots. SafeSpot gives you your own personalised coping plan, useful strategies and tools to help and directions to local resources to help you -- all at your fingertips.

 

SafeSpot has 3 aspects:

  1. The Quirky and Cool SafeSpot App
  2. SafeSpot website
  3. SafeSpot Curriculum

 

Together these aspects of SafeSpot will aim to equip young people with all the information, advice and access to services that they need to manage their own mental health and deal with any challenges that life may throw at them.

 

SafeSpot has involved young people throughout the design and development of the app, website and curriculum.

TalkTime Scotland

TalkTime Scotland is a charity founded in 2014 with the following aim:


“ To help physically disabled young people to reach their potential and to improve their mental well-being and that of their families. ”


We support disabled people aged between 12 and 25 through weekly one-to-one counselling sessions with qualified professionals. This can be face-to-face, by video link or by telephone.

For more information

The F-words: Fitness, Function, Friends, Fun, Family and Future

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Framework describes health and disability. It offers a holistic strengths-based model for describing what people CAN do. The F-words: Fitness, Function, Friends, Fun, Family and Future are embedded into this framework. Families and youth have identified the F-words as a lay-friendly, easy-to-understand way of using ICF concepts.

To share the F-words, and educate the public about what youth with disabilities CAN do, a group of young adults with disabilities created the F-words Video for Youth.