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Parenting. Give it time has been developed by the Welsh Government to provide positive parenting practical information, advice and support for parents and caregivers with responsibility for raising children up to the age of 18 years of age.

We work with a range of organisations and professionals including psychologists, health visitors, academics and parenting experts to provide the expert advice.

The website also provides alternatives to physical punishment. Physically punishing children is illegal in Wales. We want to protect children and their rights, and to give them the same rights as adults.

Every child and every parent is unique and this website is not intended as a set of parenting rules that must be followed, but rather to give parents the information, support and encouragement to enable them to choose the most positive approach to raising their children. It is intended to give parents ideas so they can make decisions about what can work for their child and family. It aims to help parents to build a positive, healthy relationship with their children.

The information provided is general parenting information, and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you have any concerns about your child’s development or behaviour, parenting support is provided by midwives, health visitors, GPs and your local authority.