Your role as a parent is one of the most difficult there is. It can be both challenging and rewarding.
Thurrock Family Information Service (FIS) can advise you about the services that are available to help you, from childcare and education to alcohol and drugs.
FIS have a family service directory where you can find parenting services online, or alternatively you could contact FIS directly.
Your local children’s centre is a great place to go to meet other parents and join in with the play groups and support groups. Some even offer a parent's cafe and courses for you to take. Find out more about children’s centres.