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130 million women worldwide are living with the impact of female genital cutting, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM). Here's what you need to know

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Advice on how to be an effective parent or step parent within a blended family

Happy Family Christmas

Advice on making sure you have a harmonious holiday with children and relatives.

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

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Tips for parents on navigating screen time and technology rules when families meet up

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

Divorce advice for kids after Brangelina split

Useful online tools to help with organisation and communication if you are a separated or divorced parent

When talking about our own bodies, it’s almost always negatively: ‘I feel fat’ or ‘I’ve put on so much weight.’ While you may say it without knowing it, it’s important to be aware of the power and impact your words have, especially if your child i

We’ve answered some common questions about when your child is legally old enough to do some important things. 

Divorce and children

Divorce and separation are tough on children, but as a parent you can make the process and its effects less painful through good communication. Here are 10 tips to help.

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Alison Thomas, campaigner for the rights of disabled children and their families, gives her personal advice. 

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Here are our five top tips on enjoying tech together as a family.

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Looked after children can be more vulnerable to approaches online from strangers. CEOP offers tips on how to protect them.

Adopted children are more vulnerable to risks online, such as out-of-the-blue contact from birth families. What can parents do to help keep them safe?

Sex and relationships education (SRE): a parent's guide for primary school age children

Puberty can be an awkward time for any family, but for disabled young people it can be especially confusing. Contact a Family offers their advice for supporting your children as they grow up. 

Sleep

Teenagers have very different sleep patterns from younger children or indeed adults. So should you be telling them to go to bed?

Parenting

There are three main styles of parenting. Which one best describes you? 

Splitting

When parents split up, they have to agree the contact arrangements for children. The Coram Children's Legal Centre outlines acceptable practice for contact, what to do when things go wrong, and some tips for making contact work for everyone.

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Residency is the legal term for where children live when their parents have split up. The Coram Children's Legal Centre answers some FAQs about living arrangements, formal and informal.

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More than 120,000 families with dependent children separated in 2014. Roughly half of those couples who split were married and the other half were previously cohabiting.

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.

Teaching children about financial responsibility has never been easy, but as new technologies make cash less common it's even more daunting. Here are our top tips for talking to your children about spending in the digital age.  

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Parents and carers of children with disabilities often face heavy costs. In this Q&A, Cerebra addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about benefits.

It's never been simple to teach your children about financial responsibility, but as cash becomes less common and new technologies become more prevalent, it can be a daunting prospect. This article gives you the inside track on how to help your children manage money in a digital world. 

Fatherhood

Jeremy Davies of The Fatherhood Institute offers his top tips for what dads can do particularly well. 

Gender stereotypes could affect girls and boys' job prospects in the future. Here's how parents can help

Back to school

Five tips to help your child tackle their first week at a new school with ease and confidence.

tech careers

Expert advice on the wide variety of roles available.

Coombe Boys' School Google Exhibitions

How the in-school virtual reality experience is bringing the world to life for secondary school students up and down the country.

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SCHOOLS! Here's how to get Parent Info's expert information and advice on your own website for free.

Kids at school

Children do better at school if their parents are involved in their education. That means taking an interest in what they’re doing academically – but it also means creating conditions that help them... here are some suggestions.

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It pays to be prepared for parents' evenings...

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Some practical tips for parents to pass on to their children on how best to prepare for university

Today in the UK, everyone has to stay in education or training until they're 18. Here's what parents need to know about the options available for your child 

A parent's guide to managing your child’s homework effectively

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Helping your child with their homework and revision can often be a huge benefit when it comes to exam day. Here's what you need to know to support your child's learning. 

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Research shows that children do better at school if their parents are involved in their education. When parents show interest, exam results tend to improve – so what's the best way to take an interest without putting them off completely?

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A parent's guide to GCSE grades.

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Helping your child cope with exam stress: top tips for parents

Stemettes’ founder Anne-Marie Imafidon on why it matters to get girls into STEM.  

The big move up to secondary school can be a bit scary. Here are our tips on how to support your child through some common teething problems.

It's the end of the summer term, with mixed emotions for some children who are moving on. But there are also practical things to consider. Here are our tips for being super-organised for the move to secondary school in September. 

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