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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

Ten tips for talking to teachers if your child is being bullied at school.

Alcohol and the law

What’s the law on children and drinking alcohol? Read our quick guide to find out

Mental health stigma

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

Good mental health

What does good mental health look like when it comes to young people? Parent Info offers insight for parents from YoungMinds

Boys on mobile phones

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

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

Bullying Scotland

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

Self-esteem

Self-esteem: a parent’s guide from Young Minds

Silhouette

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

sleep hygeine

Many teens are chronically sleep-deprived. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers advice on how parents can help their child get a good night's sleep

Worried girl

Anxiety: how parents can help their children

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

youth volunteering children

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

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

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

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

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

Playing cards

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

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. 

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

Kidscape bullying

Top tips for children and young people who are being bullied

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

Jedidja

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

Family

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.

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

Teens and body image

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

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

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.

Bulimia binge purge

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. 

Body image

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

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

helping hand

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

Families money and finances

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

Saving for children

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

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?

Boy at desk

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

child painting

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

Crayon drawing

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

healthy eating

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

Father and son

Advice for parents on how to talk to your children about traumatic events in the family

Around 400 children in the UK suffers a stroke every year. Here, Dr Anne Gordon on behalf of the Stroke Association, explains more.

People often talk about children being addicted to social media. But are they really? Parent Info offers advice on helping your child use social media safely

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