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Health and wellbeing

Treatment for your child’s eating disorder

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.

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Health and wellbeing

Bulimia nervosa: a parent’s guide

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. 

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Education and the future

Supporting your child’s education: five top tips for dads

Fatherhood

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

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Safety and settings

Grooming: how do abusers do what they do?

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Grooming: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation offers advice to parents on how to spot the signs

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Health and wellbeing

Spotting the signs of abuse

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What are the warning signs that someone could be abusing your child? Donald Findlater of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation explains

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Parenting

How to protect your child from trolls

Internet troll

Sadly, once your child explores the online world, they may find a troll waiting for them. Here's how to help them cope.

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Relationships and sex

Revenge porn: a parent's guide

Ministry of Justice's Revenge porn campaign

Distributing so-called revenge porn is a criminal offence. How can young people be protected from it?

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Parenting

What is digital literacy? A parent's guide

digital infants

What does it mean to be a digitally literate child in the internet age?

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Health and wellbeing

Helping your child get the sleep they need: a parent's guide

sleep hygeine

Many teens are chronically sleep-deprived. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers advice on how parents can help their child get a good night's sleep

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Health and wellbeing

What if you’re worried about your child’s mental health? VIDEO

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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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Safety and settings

Snapchat: a parent's guide

Snapchat

Everything you need to know about Snaptchat, the hugely popular picture sharing app

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Safety and settings

What can make young people vulnerable online?

CEOP's Dr Helen Whittle outlines what could be putting your child at risk online – and what you can do to help protect them

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