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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

Boost body image for children and young people

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

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

Seeing your child scratching, biting, hitting or banging their head can be incredibly distressing - but it's a not uncommon experience for parents of children with intellectual disabilities. Cerebra explain self-injury and what parents can do.

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

Is eating in front of a screen bad news for your child's health? Research shows it might be. Here’s what you can do

Saving for children

Tips to help children learn to save and manage money in the real and online worlds.

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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?

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.

Stonewall explains how language and other behaviours can cause distress and longterm harm for LGBTQ+ children at school – and what parents can do to stop it

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Practical advice for parents on low incomes to help claim the benefits you're entitled to

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Anxiety: how parents can help their children

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Sex, drugs, internet porn - no, no, no, you don't want to talk to your child about that! How embarrassing. Especially as you know hardly anything about any of it. But it's one of those jobs (like changing nappies) that parents are put on earth to do. Here are our tips for making it less of an ordeal.

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

Be aware of the power and impact your words can have on how your child feels about themselves. Read our 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

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.

Ten tips for talking to teachers if your child is being bullied at school.

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Advice for parents on how to talk to your children about traumatic events in the family

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

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Video: Claire Usiskin from YoungMinds talks about warning signs parents should look for and how you can respond if you're concerned about your child's mental health

It's unusual for young people with eating disorders to get better on their own. Here's our roundup of treatments available on the NHS and from other support services.

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. 

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1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem. Here's how to help them

With the school holidays fast approaching, 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

Around 400 children in the UK suffers a stroke every year. Here, Dr Anne Gordon on behalf of the Stroke Association, explains more

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

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.

Obesity: a guide for parents. What is it, and what can you do if your child is overweight?

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