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Fatherhood

Jeremy Davies of The Fatherhood Institute offers his top tips for what dads can do particularly well. 

Stemettes’ founder Anne-Marie Imafidon on why it matters to get girls into STEM.  

Playing cards

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

sleep hygeine

Many teens are chronically sleep-deprived. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers advice on how parents can help their child get a good night's sleep

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

Cyberbullying

Alex Holmes, the Diana Award anti-bullying programme manager, was previously a victim of bullying and now runs the anti-bullying ambassadors programme. In this video, he explains what cyberbullying is, why it hurts - and what you can do about it.

Self-esteem

Self-esteem: a parent’s guide from Young Minds

Teens and body image

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

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

Waist measure

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

Body image and self-esteem

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

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?

Are images of women in the media that focus entirely on physical appearance affecting girls’ future?

Good mental health

What does good mental health look like when it comes to young people? Parent Info offers insight for parents from YoungMinds

The number of boys self-harming is rising. Here’s what parents need to know

Family banter bullying

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

online bullying Jedidja PD

Practical advice for parents on bullying, cyberbullying, LGBTQ+ bullying and what to do if your child has been bullying someone else

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

Bullying Scotland

Scotland's anti-bullying service, Respect Me, offers parents advice on how to help children caught up in bullying behaviour

Kidscape bullying

Top tips for children and young people who are being bullied

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.

helping hand

Scotland's anti-bullying service, Respect Me, offers parents advice on how to help children caught up in bullying behaviour online or off

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

Alcohol and the law

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

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

Silhouette

Advice for parents from Young Minds on helping your child if they’re depressed

self-esteem

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

Is the internet causing young people’s eating disorders? We talk to Beat's Rebecca Field to find out

Celebrate your child's unique qualities with 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

Mental health stigma

Natasha Devon, former Government Mental Health Champion for Schools, offers advice on how to help your child

child painting

Advice for working parents when looking for an after school club or nanny 

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

Body image

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

youth volunteering children

The internet can help and encourage young people to help others. Here's how your child can get involved in voiunteering

healthy eating

There's lots of advice online about healthy eating for children, but what do parents really need to know? Consultant dietitian Lucy Jones offers her top tips

Boys on mobile phones

If your child's mobile phone is stolen: how to help them recover – and stop it happening again.

Terrorism and trauma helping children cope

With graphic images being shown on the front pages of newspapers and on daily news bulletins, even very young children are exposed to upsetting information. 

Panic attacks in children: a parent’s guide from Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, clinical psychologist at Nightingale Hospital

Advice for parents from Epilepsy Action on how the digital world can offer young people living with epilepsy the support they need

body confidence

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

Jedidja

National children’s charity, Kidscape, offers parents tips on how to help their children sif they are being bullied.

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Read our advice for parents

Boy at desk

Three children in every classroom has a diagnosable mental health issue. Read our advice form Place2Be to help your child if they are one of them

Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is sadly very common in schools. Read Stonewall’s advice on how to help your child if they're on the receiving end AND what to do if your child is among the bullies

Gaming

Many parents worry their child is addicted to gaming but are they really, or just doing something they enjoy to excess? Psychiatrist Richard Graham offers his advice

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

mindfulness in schools

Schools are turning to mindfulness as a way of helping pupils relax, concentrate, and avoid distractions. But what is it – and could it help your child?

boosting daughter's self-esteem

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

A parent's guide to picky eating: how to help your child be more adventurous with food

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