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    Ecstasy, LSD and the dark web: a parent’s guide

    Ecstasy and LSD use among 16-24-year-olds has increased by 84% and 175% respectively in the past year. Overall drug use has remained constant – so why are these two gaining popularity with young people?

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    Why media images can ruin girls’ lives

    Are images of women in the media that focus entirely on physical appearance affecting girls’ future?

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    Depression and young people

    Advice for parents from Young Minds on helping your child if they’re depressed

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    Three tips for starting a difficult conversation with your child

    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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    Alcohol: facts and tips for parents

    Why is it important to talk to your child about drinking before they're 13? The Alcohol Education Trust explains, and shares their tips for age-appropriate discussions

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    Gambling and young people: a parent’s guide

    Is gambling an addiction like drugs? And is your child at risk of becoming a problem gambler? Read our tips for parents

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    Knife crime and if your child is in a gang: advice for parents

    Worried about the surge in knife crime in England and Wales? Think your child may be involved in a gang? Read our advice for parents from the Home Office

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    Saving made simple

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

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    Picky eating: how to help your child eat better

    A parent's guide to picky eating: how to help your child be more adventurous with food

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    Roasting: a guide for parents

    How to deal with roasting: the cyberbullying craze that can have a profound effect on its victims

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    Ecstasy: a parent’s guide

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

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    How to set digital boundaries that work

    Children need boundaries in all aspects of their life to make them feel safe. They are especially important - and particularly difficult - in digital life. Here are five tips to help.