It is important that parents demonstrate support for each other’s parenting decisions, especially in front of the children. Photograph: thinkstock

Q How important do you think it is for parents to present a united front to their children? How much of a problem is it when they don’t? We have th(...)

Breastfeeding can be a big challenge for mothers going back to work. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q I am wondering when and how I should start to wean my five-month-old son. I have been breastfeeding him from birth and this has all gone well but I (...)

A few years ago, the most common way for young teenagers to socialise was by gathering in adult-free groups in homes, clubs or even on street corners (...)

Although young people over 18 are technically adults, some can remain very vulnerable, especially if they have special needs such as ADHD. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q My husband and I are at a loss as to how to help our 20-year-old son. He was diagnosed with ADHD many years ago and has always been under the care o(...)

As a parent you have to be assertive and clued in to get the supports your child might need. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q My six-year-old son is having problems at school and at home. He finds any change to routine really hard and can throw a tantrum at the slightest ch(...)

A little bit of anxiety helps you to be realistic and makes you prepare and adjust in advance, and that can be really helpful. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q I am expecting my first child in three months and my partner and I are over the moon. We had a few problems conceiving and were overjoyed when it fi(...)

Make sure you’re getting the support you need. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q I am a mother of a beautiful two-year-old daughter, who will be three in a month, and though I would dearly love another baby, I am having trouble c(...)

The key is to make sure there are frequent exclusive, one-to-one, father-son times. Photograph: Getty Images

Q I have a baby son who is 11 months old. He can be very clingy with me and reject his dad, especially when he is going to sleep at night. He always i(...)

People with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) present with range of interrelated difficulties such as delays in language development, sensory sensiti(...)

Make sure the last few steps of his bedtime routine take place in his cot, surrounded by lots of positive sleep associations such as a teddy bear or a comfy blanket. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q My seven-month-old son has started to wake a few times a night and I am exhausted. He used to be a relatively good sleeper and for about a month he (...)