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The impact of breakfast on learning in children

Dr Katie Adolphus, Dr Clare Lawton and Professor Louise Dye from the Human Appetite Research Unit at the University of…

The research behind our work supporting families facing pressures

Now that the school summer holidays are over and children are back at school, our Chief Executive David Holmes CBE talks…

Screen time? How much is too much?

If you’re not sure what’s best for your children when it comes to screen time, you’ve come to the right…

Carl’s story: How we tackle our communication family monsters

As part of our Family Monsters campaign, we’ve been discussing some of the challenges families face during the holidays – including finding…

Charlotte’s story: Managing financial family monsters as a single mum

As part of our Family Monsters Project’s focus this summer holidays, we’ve been asking families about the everyday struggles that can surface…

On our best behaviour? 7 sibling strategies to keep the peace this summer

You’ve all been cooped up together in the house. You’re frazzled. You’ve had too much caffeine and too little sleep.…

Our BBC Radio 4 Appeal with Sean Fletcher

This week (11th – 17th August) we are so excited to be the featured charity for the BBC Radio 4…

How parents can save money during the school holidays

We have already seen how some of our very simple tips for working parents can save you money during what can often…

Recipes to keep your family fed and happy this summer. Part 2

Finding healthy meals to feed the family during the holidays can be challenging. Read more of our simple summer recipes…

Simple summer recipes that will keep your family fed and happy Part 1 

Coming up with a different meal every day that the whole family will enjoy can be a real challenge, especially…

How to feed your children on a budget… and have fun with food this summer 

Our Holiday Hubs work with families across the UK to provide meals and opportunities for family bonding through eating, learning…

Top Tips for Working Parents

Being a parent or carer can sometimes feel like a full time job in its own right – especially during…

Family life and the stresses of the work-life balance

Below is Abbey’s story about how her and her husband manage their work-life balance… it’s not always easy that’s for…

A Dad’s story: family monsters and feeling like we don’t have enough time together

Father’s Day is here but it’s worth remembering that although being a parent is incredibly rewarding it can be hard…

Jade’s story: why it’s important to talk about your family monsters

Blogger, Jade shares her experience of caring for her niece and nephew as a Special Guardian and why it’s important…

My mental health family monster and work

Early Years Coordinator, Fiona shares her own personal mental health experience as part of our series of blogs celebrating Family…

The helping hand I needed as a mum

A mother of three shares how she has managed her family pressures and how our Perinatal Support service gave her…

My number one mum – mental illness and all…

A daughter shares her experience of having a bipolar mum who is still her number one It’s a funny thing,…

When mum isn’t around

As Mother’s Day approaches a daughter who’s mum is sadly no longer around shares what the day means to her…

Perfect mum?

Selfish Mother blogger Sarah Jarman shares her experience of being a mum and the pressure to be perfect as part…

The family monster that is sleep

We’re all constantly tired or definitely know someone who is – it’s a very common family monsters indeed. So we…

Alistair shares his family monsters and the inspiration behind our garden at Chelsea

Alistair our Family Monsters Garden designer, shares his own family monster and what inspired him to get involved with our…

How Angela, a mum, tackled her family monsters

As part of the Family Monster Project we’re encouraging people to share their family pressures. Here’s the story of one Mum, Angela,…

FamilyLine a free out of hours helpline for families

FamilyLine is a free digital helpline service provided by Family Action, for parents and carers.   FamilyLine was designed to…

Duchess of Cambridge launches FamilyLine

Duchess of Cambridge visits Family Action to launch FamilyLine and help get families talking about their pressures. Today the Duchess of…

Getting ready for the Duchess of Cambridge’s visit

Tomorrow the Duchess of Cambridge is visiting Family Action to launch our FamilyLine, a new confidential helpline for families. FamilyLine…

Family Christmas Tips

With 10 days to go until Christmas we share with you some top tips each day to try and make…

Friendship Works – Care leavers first year

After a huge amount of success working with children in care, our Friendship Works service is drawing on 40 years’…

Together At Christmas – Toy Appeal

Help give a child in your local area a happier and brighter Christmas, by joining our Toy Appeal! Christmas is…

Charlie Story: Volunteering in the 21st century

We hear from Charlie, a Volunteer Befriender with our National Parent Support Service discussing why she volunteers her time and…