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How selfie culture and social media can affect your child’s body confidence – and what you can do about it

Body image and self-esteem

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

Boost body image for children and young people

Lorraine Kelly explains why body image workshops in school can help boost self-esteem

Body confidence and self-esteem for teens

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.

Help your child feel good about themselves, however many likes they get on social media, with advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Body image and self-esteem

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

body confidence

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

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

Family banter bullying

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

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

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

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. 

Brain

Advice for parents on cannabis, skunk and its reported links to mental health issues in young people

Ecstasy and LSD use among 16-24-year-olds has increased by 84% and 175% respectively in the past year. Overall drug use has remained constant – so why are these two gaining popularity with young people?

Ecstasy use is on the rise among young people. What should parents know about the drug

LSD is one of the most famous hallucinogenic drugs. Recently, there has been an increase of 175% in the number of 16-to-24-year-olds admitting to using it

Laughing gas

Laughing gas: a parent’s guide

Maryon Stewart, founder of the Angelus Foundation (now Mentor UK), offers her expert advice on how to talk to your child about legal and illegal substances that may alter their mood or behaviour

Alcohol

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

Alcohol and the law

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

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

far right extremism

Far-right extremism: how to spot the signs your child could be vulnerable + what to do to protect them

Syrian women in Homs 2012

Advice for parents on helping their children avoid becoming involved in violent extremism

Worried about the surge in knife crime in England and Wales? Think your child may be involved in a gang? Read our advice for parents from the Home Office

Tell-tale signs of gang involvement, and ways to prevent your child getting involved in the first place - advice for parents and carers from th Home Office

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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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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

Adopted children are more vulnerable to risks online, such as contact from birth families. What can parents do to help keep them safe? Read our advice from CEOP

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Read our advice for parents

christmas dinner

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

Happy Family Christmas

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

child painting

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

Family digital

Setting parental controls on Netflix and using Google Maps to explore are just two of the ways tech can help you enjoy time together as a family. Read our top tips for parents

children in care

Looked after children can be more vulnerable to approaches online from strangers. Here, CEOP offers some tips to carers on how to protect them – and how they can learn to protect themselves

What age can your child be left alone? When can they drink? We answer parents’ frequently asked questions about legal milestones in their children’s lives

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 from Gingerbread to help

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

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

Divorce advice for kids after Brangelina split

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

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

Disabled young people have the same needs for sex education, healthcare and opportunities to socialise and discover their sexuality as their non-disabled peers. Read our advice for parents on how best to help them deal with puberty

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.

Broken key

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.

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.

Families money and finances

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

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