Young Families, Real Lives.Ping is the digital information resource for young people in Scotland who have experience of pregnancy and parenthood.
Information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it might impact you - from your health and finances to work and well being.
Anyone can spread coronavirus. To save lives, you must now stay at home. Parent Club have put together some useful information on how to cope with this huge change and how to protect yourself and others.
Find information about how to look after your emotional wellbeing, support from organisations around Scotland and tips on how to promote a positive mindset.
Raising a family can be a difficult thing for any couple. Add coronavirus and social distancing into the mix and even the strongest couples will feel the strain. Check out Parent Club Scotland's information.
No matter your relationship status: together forever, newly partnered, dating around or 'not into labels' we've got some tips on how to make sure your relationships are rock solid during lockdown.
Finding out you're pregnant can be exciting and scary at the same time. Telling other people can be tricky, especially if you don’t know how they’ll react. Here are tips from Ping.
The Healthy Respect Team share their guidance on deciding what to do next when you become pregnant.
If you’re pregnant or a new mum and currently working, you might have questions about your rights. We answer questions about when to tell your employer you’re pregnant, maternity leave and taking time off for appointments.
We took on the recommendations of our resident experts - the 'Ping' Young People's Pregnancy & Parenthood Group - to show you how to make the most of having a Young Scot card when shopping for maternity wear.
If you work or go to school, it's important to know about your maternity or paternity rights if you are pregnant or are a parent.
Becoming a parent is one of the best and most life changing experiences. At the same time, it can be really challenging. When Niamh was pregnant with her daughter, she never completely realised how difficult it was going to be. Now having giving birth to her second, she has shared 5 things that she has have done differently.
A young mother shares her journey from finding out she was pregnant to the present day.
It's important to know you're not alone as a young parent and what you see on social media isn't always the full picture. Some of the Ping young parent group have shared their honest experiences of parenthood.
The young parent group 'Ping' share the positives & negatives of being pregnant and experience motherhood and fatherhood.
Being a parent is both challenging and rewarding. Young parents from Rathbone Training in Glasgow chat about the challenges and highlights of young parenthood.
The young parents from the Ping group spent a minute in their day to show what it's like to be a young person who is also a parent.
What's it really like being a young dad? Ping members Gavin and Stephen share their experience of young fatherhood.
A guide to all things fatherhood, from pregnancy through to rights.
Looking after your mental wellbeing is always important, and especially in the potentially overwhelming time before you become a new parent. Read our five tips for looking after your wellbeing during pregnancy.
We took on the recommendations of our resident experts - the 'Ping' Young People's Pregnancy & Parenthood Group - to show you how to make the most of having a Young Scot card when shopping for your baby or young child.
Ping member Hannah, discusses how she juggles being a young parent and a studying for her teaching degree at university.
There's a new Best Start Grant in Scotland, including three new payments. Make sure you don't miss out if you're pregnant or have a young child, and find out about the eligibility criteria and how to apply right here!
If you have a 2, 3 or 4 year old, they could benefit from 1140 hours a year of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC). Follow this link to read more information about what is available and how to apply!
Having a baby can be expensive and money problems can add to the strains of becoming a new parent. Here’s our guide to finance, what benefits you may be entitled to and some tips on how to save money on things for you and your baby.
Find out how to apply for what is known as 'social housing' and know your rights as a tenant.
Friendships can be complicated and often change after you’ve become a parent. Huge changes in your life can make it harder to keep in touch. The Ping young parent group share their experiences of becoming parents and juggling friendships.
Parent Club is full of tips and advice any parent could need. You’ll find tried and tested tips from other parents on a wide range of topics.
The Ping young parent group reveal their experiences of young parenthood and some awkward questions they've been asked.
Feeling lonely as a young parent is very common. Our Ping young pregnancy and parenting group share their experiences and advice, and we share ways to identify how you may be feeling and how to tackle it.
Relationships with your child’s other parent can be complicated. Families are made up in lots of different ways and there are no right or wrong ways. The Ping group shared their advice on managing relationships whether you’re with your partner or living separately.
Being in a relationship whilst you or your partner are pregnant or when you have children can be complicated - knowing you're in an unhealthy relationship can be tougher. We're here to help.