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The number of boys self-harming is rising. Here’s what parents need to know

Body image

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

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

Teens and body image

How parents can help children and young people boost body confidence and self-esteem

Cyberbullying

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.

Is the internet causing young people’s eating disorders? We talk to Beat's Rebecca Field to find out

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

Obesity: a guide for parents. What is it, and what can you do if your child is overweight?

Bullying Scotland

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

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

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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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http://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice National children’s charity, Kidscape, offers parents tips on how to help their children sif they are being bullied.

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The internet can help and encourage young people to help others. Here's how your child can get involved in voiunteering

Body confidence and self-esteem for teens

Get your free parent guide to boost your child's body confidence from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Panic attacks in children: a parent’s guide from Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, clinical psychologist at Nightingale Hospital

Body image and self-esteem

How the relationship between daughers and their fathers can affect their body image.

Body image and self-esteem

How learning to speak ‘teenage’ could help communication and build confidence in your child

self-esteem and body image

We look at how young people, particularly young women, are fed a narrow, manipulated view of what is beautiful by the media.

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How bullying outside the home can lead to self-esteem issues for teens: a guide for parents from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

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Social media, body confidence and self-esteem: a parent's guide

Family banter bullying

When does family banter about teenagers' bodies turn to bullying? Read our advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Dove self-esteem project body confidence resources for teens

How parents can develop their listening skills to help their child open up about self-esteem issues

You may have heard of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Made in Chelsea and Love Island. These are all popular reality television programmes, especially among younger viewers.

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

Terrorism and trauma helping children cope

With graphic images being shown on the front pages of newspapers and on daily news bulletins, even very young children are exposed to upsetting information. 

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

Gaming

Many parents worry their child is addicted to gaming but are they really, or just doing something they enjoy to excess? Psychiatrist Richard Graham offers his advice

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

Be aware of the power and impact your words can have on how your child feels about themselves. Read our advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

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The Real me: why feeling good about yourself helps children thrive. Advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

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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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Anxiety: how parents can help their children

Families money and finances

Practical advice for parents on low incomes to help claim the benefits you're entitled to

Parent Info has partnered with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to offer parents advice and information to help children and young people build confidence and feel good about themselves.

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We look at the online craze of ‘Am I pretty?’ videos, where young people ask others to judge them on their looks. How can parents help?

Saving for children

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

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.

How selfie culture and social media can affect your child’s body confidence – and what you can do about it

Boost body image for children and young people

Lorraine Kelly explains why body image workshops in school can help boost self-esteem

Advice for parents on helping your child deal with pressures to look a certain way and body shaming with help from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

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Advice for parents on helping your child cope with peer pressure from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

mindfulness in schools

Schools are turning to mindfulness as a way of helping pupils relax, concentrate, and avoid distractions. But what is it – and could it help your child?

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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Three children in every classroom has a diagnosable mental health issue. Read our advice form Place2Be to help your child if they are one of them

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Read our advice for parents

Advice for parents from Epilepsy Action on how the digital world can offer young people living with epilepsy the support they need

Boys on mobile phones

If your child's mobile phone is stolen: how to help them recover – and stop it happening again.

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Advice for working parents when looking for an after school club or nanny 

Mental health stigma

Natasha Devon, former Government Mental Health Champion for Schools, offers advice on how to help your child

A guide for parents on the importance of family influence on helping build body confidence in teenagers, with advice from the dove Self-Esteem Project

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