families

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. 

Playing cards

Is gambling an addiction like drugs? And is your child at risk of becoming a problem gambler?

Parenting

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

Computer memory

Worried that your child may be accessing undesirable content online? Try our checklist of precautions and ways to respond.

Phone images

Your child is probably going to come across unwanted images online. Not an easy topic for discussion. So how do you broach the subject?

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

Self-harm

A new study out in autumn 2014 suggests that self-harm among teens in England has trebled in the last decade. What warning signs do you need to look out for?

Conversation bubbles

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

Stormy weather family

CEOP's tips for ways to start a conversation with your teenager – and where to take it after that.

Brook

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

Keeping safe on snapchat

How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat.

Sleep

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

Homework

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?