School aged children
A school-age child brings much joy to the family, but also new challenges. This section offers diverse information, videos and links to families with 6–13-year-old children.
You can find information about, for example:
- The child’s growth, development, and self-esteem.
- Children’s health
- What to do if a child falls ill?
- Starting school
- What happens at school?
- After-school activities
- Friends, bullying and loneliness
- The child’s and family’s interests and hobbies
- Crisis and changes in the family
- How do the City’s electronic services work?
The child starts to do things more independently. Becoming independent and taking responsibility requires practice. As a parent and a guardian you can support your child’s learning.
Everyday challenges can arise in contexts such as finding a nice hobby, managing social media, or bullying.
You can always contact the child’s school in all school-related matters.
Starting a school is a time for change for a child, because it brings new adults, new children, a new growth environment and new expectations to the life.
What is done at school, school holidays, preventing bullying, parent involvement...
After-school activities are leisure time activities that support the educational work of homes and schools.
Hobbies for the child, activities for the family
Help with everyday challenges and support with parenting
Remember to take care of yourself, too!