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  • Parenting
    Health and wellbeing

    How to celebrate special occasions during lockdown

    It would be easy to downplay birthdays and other annual celebrations during the COVID-19 epidemic, but it’s important that children aren’t left feeling like their lives have been put on hold. Here are some tips for ensuring those special days are still marked in style

  • Health and wellbeing

    When your child comes out as transgender: a Q&A with Sue Chitayi

    Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some parents' common questions

  • Games, apps and tech
    Health and wellbeing

    Video games to help your child stay active

    Playing games needn’t mean sitting still for hours on end. These eight titles will all get your child moving around

  • Health and wellbeing

    How to look after your family’s mental health when you’re stuck indoors

    With schools closing and many adults working from home, families are going to be cooped up – and that may present some difficulties for children and their parents. Here are our tips for keeping everyone’s spirits up as much as possible as we self-isolate.

  • Health and wellbeing

    County lines – what is it and who is at risk?

    School closures have left vulnerable children who would ordinarily be supported in the day at greater risk of exploitation by criminal gangs. Here’s what you need to know to support your child

  • Health and wellbeing

    Self-injury and children with intellectual disabilities: what parents should know

    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.

  • Games, apps and tech
    Safety and settings
    Health and wellbeing

    Six fun online activities to boost your child’s digital resilience

    While it's true that things can go wrong online, most children only have positive experiences. Here are some fun online activities your child can enjoy during lockdown which will also help boost their digital resilience

     

  • Health and wellbeing

    Unwinding online: the rise of ASMR

    We talk about ‘detoxing’ and ‘taking a break’ when we want to escape the stress digital tech can bring. But the internet itself also offers new ways of unwinding. One of the most peculiar – and popular with young people – is ASMR.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Bulimia nervosa: a parent’s guide

    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. 

  • Health and wellbeing

    Ecstasy: a parent’s guide

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

  • Health and wellbeing

    Talking to your child about an eating disorder

    The number of young people treated in hospital for eating disorders is rising. Here are some tips for talking to your child about the subject

  • Health and wellbeing

    Treatment for your child’s eating disorder

    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.

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