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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. 

Family digital

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

children in care

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

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1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem - around three children in every classroom in the UK. A new campaign says it's time to do something to help them.

How to spot the signs and what you can do to help if your child is a sufferer.

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Did you know that, on average, three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health issue?

Tearaway Unfolded

Where to go for information on the video games your children will ask for this Christmas.

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

Bullying Scotland

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

Your son or daughter hasn't only been having sex - now they or their partner is pregnant. Bekki Burbidge of the FPA looks at your options.

Brook

Laura Hurley of Brook offers some ideas for tackling the topic of abortion with your child - and explains why she thinks you should.

Get clued up on what's legal when it comes to contraception and sex for your teen.

Finding out your teen is already having sex can be a shock. Find out how best to handle the situation and support them. 

Revision

Exams can be a source of stress for many young people. Here, senior consultant psychiatrist Dr Ramya Mohan offers her tips for helping your child cope. 

Is sex and relationships education compulsory in schools? What is your child going to be told about puberty? When should you start raising the subject? And how?

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.  

Money

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.

Alcohol

Our checklist of top tips for guarding your child against trouble with drink...

Alcohol and teens

Children are much more aware of alcohol than you think - have a look at our tips on how to handle the issue with your teen.

Alcohol

Drinkaware suggest following the Chief Medical Officer’s advice on underage drinking. 

In England, the guidelines are:

Why is it important to talk to your child about drinking before they're 13? The Alcohol Education Trust explains, and shares their tips for age-appropriate discussions. 

Filters and parental controls may not be the complete answer to keeping children safe online, but they are undoubtedly the first line of defence. It's now possible to set filters on your broadband, your devices and your applications. Here, from Internet Matters, is what you need to know.

Nude selfies

CEOP's film explains what they are, and what parents should know about them.

Recent figures suggest that it's wrong to think self-harm is just a girls' problem. Boys are being admitted to hospital for this too - but because it looks different, it sometimes isn't recognised. It's not only harder to spot self-harm among girls, but also harder to get treatment. Here's what you need to know about boys and self-harm.

self-harm

Why do young people self harm and what can you do to help them?

Face to face

It's hard to start conversations about sex and relationships. Some advice from Brook on things to think about before you launch into that difficult conversation about sex, contraception and safety.

Conversation bubbles

Justin Hancock, author of Talking To Teens About Sex, explains how to avoid stuttering about the birds and the bees

Teens on Tinder

Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps out there. Here's what parents need to know.

street fight

The rise of viral fight videos and how to help your child if they are involved

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Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. What can you do?

homework

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. 

Legal highs can be every bit as dangerous and addictive as illegal drugs, and they're they're easier to get hold of. Make sure you and your child are clued up about the risks. 

The government has announced that it is to ban legal highs, currently available in 'head shops' up and down the country as well as online. Legal highs are new chemical compounds, untested and mysterious - so why have they become so popular and what effect will the ban have?

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130 million women worldwide are living with the impact of female genital cutting, also known as female genital mutilation or circumcision. What does it involve and what should you do if you know of someone who may be at risk?

New research from the University of Glasgow shows that eating in front of a screen could be bad news for your child's health. 

sleep hygeine

Most UK teens are chronically sleep deprived, leading to poor decision-making, difficulty concentrating and moodiness. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers parents some help.

 

 

Meeting and chatting to others online is a normal part of life for most teenagers, but using online dating services could put them at risk. Here, CEOP tells parents what they should know.

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Brook provides free and confidential advice for young people on sex and relationships. Here, Brook's Richard Essery answers some parents' FAQs

There can be few more horrifying things than finding out that your child has been sexually victimised. In the conflicting and overwhelming welter of emotions that follows, how you respond can make an enormous difference to their ability to cope and recover. CEOP's Dr Elly Hanson looks at what parents typically go through and offers clear guidelines on the best and most supportive response.

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Recent cases of grooming in Rotherham, Oxford and elsewhere have shocked parents and carers. Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation, Pace, here share what they've learned about the signs of sexual exploitation and the steps parents can take to keep their children safe from unhealthy relationships and grooming.

Webcam

CEOP explains how the abusers operate and what you can do to protect the children in your care.

How likely is your child to come across porn on the internet?

Fatherhood

Dads matter! And they particularly matter when it comes to reading. Jeremy Davies of The Fatherhood Institute offers his top tips for what dads can do particularly well. 

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

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. 

Black cloud

Anorexia is the best-known eating disorder, although not the commonest (that's bulimia). It's a serious disease and sufferers are often secretive about their suffering. We explain how to spot the symptoms and what to do if you're concerned.

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.

Broaching the subject of an eating disorder can be alarming. But the numbers of young people being treated in hospital for eating disorders are rising. It's a live issue for many parents. Here, with help from Beat, the leading charity supporting those with eating disorders and their families, we offer our tips for talking to your child.

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Hospital admissions for eating disorders among young people have almost doubled in three years. Here, Priory explains eating disorders and offers their advice on supporting your child's recovery. 

Selfie

91% of teens have taken a selfie. Should parents be worried or are they just harmless fun?

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