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    What is LSD? A guide for parents

    LSD is one of the most famous hallucinogenic drugs. Recently, there has been an increase of 175% in the number of 16-to-24-year-olds admitting to using it

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    What if you’re worried about your child’s mental health?

    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

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    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.

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    How setting personal goals can boost your child’s self-esteem

    ‘What do you hope to achieve?’ ‘What do you want to become good at?’ As daunting as those questions may be, studies have shown that we are much more likely to accomplish the things we want to do if we set out clear goals

  • 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

    When your child is being bullied over their appearance

    More than half of 11 to 16 year-olds have been bullied about their looks, according to a recent survey of children in England and Wales, and 40% of children are targeted at least once a week.

  • 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.

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    Healthy friendships - how to encourage your child away from toxic body shaming

    Friends introduce children to new ideas and exciting opportunities - whether that’s something minor like a different way of dressing or a whole new way of thinking about the world. But friends can be a source of anxiety for parents, not least when it comes to influencing how your child feels about their looks.

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    Self-esteem starts at home: three ways to boost your child’s body confidence

    We all have doubts about the way we look from time to time - children and adults alike. But sometimes these niggling doubts can develop into serious and lasting low self-esteem.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Talking to your child about fake images

    It’s easy for young people to overlook the many ways in which online images may be fake - so it’s important to talk to them about why people filter their lives in this way, and what effect it’s likely to have.

  • Health and wellbeing

    When family banter turns toxic

    Families tease each other all the time. Banter is part of the way we bond. But when banter and teasing focus on appearance, we don’t always realise the effect it can have on the self-esteem of children.

  • Health and wellbeing

    How diet affects self-esteem

    Airbrushed, edited online images can give young people an unrealistic idea of how they ought to look. As a result, teenagers may diet in an effort to look more like the pictures of celebs and influencers that they see online.

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