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Parent Info provides support and advice to parents, with contributions from the leading experts and organisations in matters related to young people and families in a digital world.

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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

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. In this article, we look at how teenagers can feel pressur

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

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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

Tips to boost your child’s positive body image from the Dove Self-Esteem Project and Parent Info

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

Boys on mobile phones

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

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

For many, the perfect summer holiday is one spent lounging on the beach without a care in the world.

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

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

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

Bullying Scotland

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

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. 

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

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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

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.

Celebrate your child's unique qualities with the Dove Self-Esteem Project

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

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