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Bulimia binge purge

Bulimia is the most common eating disorder. Here's Dr Pooky Knightsmith's advice on how to tell if your child is affected – and where to get help. 

eating disorder help

Hospital admissions for eating disorders among young people have almost doubled in three years. Here, Priory offers advice to parents on supporting your child's recovery

Body confidence and self-esteem for teens

Get your free parent guide to boost your child's body confidence from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

With the World Cup in full swing, we look at some ways that you can support your child to make the most of exercise and use it to help raise their self-esteem

Body image

Top tips for parents on helping to boost your child’s self-esteem and body image

Teens and body image

How parents can help children and young people boost body confidence and self-esteem

Reality TV: a good thing

You may have heard of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Made in Chelsea and Love Island. These are all popular reality television programmes, especially among younger viewers.

self-esteem

We look at the online craze of ‘Am I pretty?’ videos, where young people ask others to judge them on their looks. How can parents help?

boosting daughter's self-esteem

Advice for parents on helping your child cope with peer pressure from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

How a secret code between parents and their child could help protect young people when they have problems. Read our advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Body image sad

How bullying outside the home can lead to self-esteem issues for teens: a guide for parents from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Help your child boost their body confidence and understand how celebs images are manipulated with help from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Advice for parents on helping your child deal with pressures to look a certain way and body shaming with help from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

boys and body image

Recent research shows that boys today are increasingly sturggling with body image issues. How can parents support their son if they are affected?

Tips to boost your child’s positive body image from the Dove Self-Esteem Project and Parent Info

Lorraine Kelly present body confidence workshop

Lorraine Kelly helps children and young people boost their body confidence with help from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

self-esteem

The Real me: why feeling good about yourself helps children thrive. Advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

self-esteem and body image

We look at how young people, particularly young women, are fed a narrow, manipulated view of what is beautiful by the media.

Parent Info has partnered with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to offer parents advice and information to help children and young people build confidence and feel good about themselves. In this article, we look at how teenagers can feel pressur

self-esteem

Get your free guide to help boost your child’s body image and confidence from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Parent Info has partnered with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to offer parents advice and information to help children and young people build confidence and feel good about themselves.

Waist measure

Young people, body image and the media: a guide from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

A guide for parents on the importance of family influence on helping build body confidence in teenagers, with advice from the dove Self-Esteem Project

How selfie culture and social media can affect your child’s body confidence – and what you can do about it

Body image and self-esteem

How the relationship between daughers and their fathers can affect their body image.

Boost body image for children and young people

Lorraine Kelly explains why body image workshops in school can help boost self-esteem

Body confidence and self-esteem for teens

Parent Info has partnered with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to offer parents advice and information to help children and young people build confidence and feel good about themselves.

Help your child feel good about themselves, however many likes they get on social media, with advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Body image and self-esteem

How learning to speak ‘teenage’ could help communication and build confidence in your child

body confidence

Social media, body confidence and self-esteem: a parent's guide

Get a free booklet to encourage young people to develop and maintain a healthy body image

Family banter bullying

When does family banter about teenagers' bodies turn to bullying? Read our advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Dove self-esteem project body confidence resources for teens

How parents can develop their listening skills to help their child open up about self-esteem issues

Playing cards

Is gambling an addiction like drugs? And is your child at risk of becoming a problem gambler? Read our tips for parents

Legal highs can be every bit as dangerous and addictive as illegal drugs, and they're they're easier to get hold of. Make sure you and your child are clued up about the risks. 

Brain

Advice for parents on cannabis, skunk and its reported links to mental health issues in young people

Ecstasy and LSD use among 16-24-year-olds has increased by 84% and 175% respectively in the past year. Overall drug use has remained constant – so why are these two gaining popularity with young people?

Ecstasy use is on the rise among young people. What should parents know about the drug

LSD is one of the most famous hallucinogenic drugs. Recently, there has been an increase of 175% in the number of 16-to-24-year-olds admitting to using it

Laughing gas

Laughing gas: a parent’s guide

Maryon Stewart, founder of the Angelus Foundation (now Mentor UK), offers her expert advice on how to talk to your child about legal and illegal substances that may alter their mood or behaviour

Alcohol

Our checklist of top tips for guarding your child against trouble with drink...

Alcohol and the law

What’s the law on children and drinking alcohol? Read our quick guide to find out

Why is it important to talk to your child about drinking before they're 13? The Alcohol Education Trust explains, and shares their tips for age-appropriate discussions

far right extremism

Far-right extremism: how to spot the signs your child could be vulnerable + what to do to protect them

Syrian women in Homs 2012

Advice for parents on helping their children avoid becoming involved in violent extremism

Tell-tale signs of gang involvement, and ways to prevent your child getting involved in the first place - advice for parents and carers from th Home Office

Worried about the surge in knife crime in England and Wales? Think your child may be involved in a gang? Read our advice for parents from the Home Office

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