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  • Health and wellbeing

    Why your child’s friends may not always be good for them – and how to help

    It can be difficult to stand against this peer pressure. The Dove Self Esteem Project’s Uniquely Me Parent Guide has lots of ideas, which you can download for free, for how to help your child not feel bullied by other people’s ideas about how they should look.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Are gender stereotypes holding back your child?

    Men are big and strong and women are slender and delicate, right? Well, no, in fact - these stereotypes aren’t borne out by scientific evidence.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Reality TV - not real and quite depressing

     A YouGov survey for the Foundation found that almost one in four 18-24-year-olds say reality television shows make them ashamed of their own appearance. In more than a third of viewers, this led to feelings of anxiety and depression.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Immunisation: the facts

    Professor Helen Bedford from University College London gives advice for parents on vaccinations and looks into the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

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  • Education and the future

    Five tips for starting a new school

    Five tips to help your child tackle their first week at a new school with ease and confidence.

  • Parenting

    Fake news: a parent's guide

    What is fake news and how can you help  your child spot it? Nicky Cox, editor in chief of First News, offers advice for parents

  • Games, apps and tech

    Online risk: myths and facts

    Separating online risk from things that could actually cause children harm: a parent’s guide

  • Relationships and sex

    When parents split up - managing contact

    When parents split up, they have to agree the contact arrangements for children. The Coram Children's Legal Centre outlines acceptable practice for contact, what to do when things go wrong, and some tips for making contact work for everyone.

  • Relationships and sex

    When parents split up - FAQs on residency

    Residency is the legal term for where children live when their parents have split up. The Coram Children's Legal Centre answers some FAQs about living arrangements, formal and informal.

  • Relationships and sex

    Q&A about sex and teens with Brook

    Brook's Richard Essery answers some parents' FAQs on young people and sex

  • Parenting

    Homework: being a supportive parent

    Helping your child with their homework and revision can often be a huge benefit when it comes to exam day. Here's what you need to know to support your child's learning. 

  • Relationships and sex

    When parents split up - a guide to the legal terms

    More than 120,000 families with dependent children separated in 2014. Roughly half of those couples who split were married and the other half were previously cohabiting.

  • Education and the future

    Why everyone should learn to code

    Simon Humphreys of Computing at School explains why coding is cool

  • Relationships and sex

    Negging: what parents need to know

    Negging is on the rise online as well as off. But what is it – and how can you help your child cope if it happens to them?

  • Health and wellbeing

    Body confidence: how parents can help

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

    Helping your child cope with panic attacks

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

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