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  • Health and wellbeing

    Self-harm: facts for parents

    What do you do when you discover your child is self-harming? Consultant psychiatrist Dr Andrew Hill-Smith offers advice on how you can help your child

  • Health and wellbeing

    Bullying: 5 articles every parent should read

    Practical advice for parents on bullying, cyberbullying, LGBTQ+ bullying and what to do if your child has been bullying someone else

  • Health and wellbeing

    Legal highs - a parent's guide

    Legal highs can be every bit as dangerous and addictive as illegal drugs, and they're they're easier to get hold of. Make sure you and your child are clued up about the risks. 

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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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    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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    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

    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.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Depression and young people

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

  • Health and wellbeing

    Healthy body image in children: what parents can do

    Top tips for parents on helping to boost your child’s self-esteem and body image

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    Cyberbullying: practical advice for parents VIDEO

    Alex Holmes, the Diana Award anti-bullying programme manager, was previously a victim of bullying and now runs the anti-bullying ambassadors programme. In this video, he explains what cyberbullying is, why it hurts - and what you can do about it.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Screen time: do family habits affect childhood obesity?

    Is eating in front of a screen bad news for your child's health? Research shows it might be. Here’s what you can do

  • Health and wellbeing

    Bullying: a parent's guide. What if my child is bullying another child?

    Scotland's anti-bullying service, Respect Me, offers parents advice on how to help children caught up in bullying behaviour online or off

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