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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. 

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    Tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying at school

    Stonewall explains how language and other behaviours can cause distress and longterm harm for LGBTQ+ children at school – and what parents can do to stop it

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    How to help your child if they are being bullied for being LGBTQ+

    Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is sadly very common in schools. Read Stonewall’s advice on how to help your child if they're on the receiving end and what to do if your child is among the bullies

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    Mental health and young people: tackling stigma together

    1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem. Here's how to help them

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    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.

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    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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    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

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    Grieving in the digital age

    Dr. Elaine Kasket discusses how the digital world has changed the way we grieve and the rise of 'digital legacies' on social media.

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    Bullying: a parent's guide

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

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    Healthy eating: a parent’s guide

    There's lots of advice online about healthy eating for children, but what do parents really need to know? Consultant dietitian Lucy Jones offers her top tips

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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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