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    Quaranteened: helping teenagers cope with lockdown

    Social distancing and self-isolation bring challenges for everyone, but teens face a particularly hard time. So how can you help?

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    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

    Understanding and supporting anxiety in your child

    Anxiety: how parents can help their children

  • Health and wellbeing

    Screen time: why you shouldn’t worry

    We hear constantly that screen time is a problem. But is screen time really that bad for you? Oxford Internet Institute Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research Professor Andrew Przybylski debunks the myths. 

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    Tips for starting the difficult coronavirus conversation with your child

    The news is worrying. Children are understandably anxious about constant talk of disease, infection rates, and hospitals under pressure. It can seem daunting to explain what's going on when even scientists don't have all  the answers. Here are our tips for getting started with a conversation.

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    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

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    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.

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    What to do if your child is self-harming

    Self-harm: expert advice on how to help you and your child through this difficult and emotional time

  • 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

    What I wish my parents had told me about HIV as a gay teenager

    HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with other men aged 15-to-24 have doubled in recent years. Here's what one gay man wishes he'd known as a teenager

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    Talking to your child about suicidal thoughts

    ​There has been substantial media coverage of the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. The drama has been accused of inaccurately portraying, or even glamourising, suicide. Dr Alys Cole-King Clinical Director, of the Social Enterprise Connecting with People, and Dr Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, offer advice to parents on talking to their children about the programme and its difficult subject matter

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    Young people and suicide: if your child tries to take their life

    Ged Flynn of Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, outlines what parents need to know if their child tries to take their life

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