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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

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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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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?

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. 

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body image and self-esteem

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

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

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.

Body image and self-esteem

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

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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

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

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?

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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

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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 

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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

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Get your free guide to help boost your child’s body image and confidence from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

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

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

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

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

Get a free booklet to encourage young people to develop and maintain a healthy body image

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