Parents urged to tell child 'I love you' every day

Parents are being urged to tell their children they love them every day in an effort to boost youngsters' self-esteeem.

A new leaflet also says mums and dads should refrain from swearing, shouting or smoking in front of their children.

The advice from the National Association of Head Teachers and charity Family Action comes amid fears that the pressures of modern life mean parents are forgetting the "little things" that can give their children extra confidence.