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Health and wellbeing

Healthy eating: a parent’s guide

healthy eating

There's lots of advice online about healthy eating for children, but what do parents really need to know? Consultant dietitian Lucy Jones offers her top tips

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Education and the future

Games to help your child learn to read

Learning to read is vital for most of what comes afterwards in school (and the rest of your life!) but it can sometimes feel like a chore. Neurologist Dr Judy Willis offers her top tips for making the process as smooth and pleasurable as possible while below, we look at some online resources you can download for your child at home

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Education and the future

Homework: 10 tips to get ahead

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

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Relationships and sex

Talking to your teen about sexting? Get the facts.

Talk about sexting

How to have conversations about sexting and make sure your teen is staying safe. 

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Relationships and sex

Sex and relationships online

What do you need to know when your child is exploring their sexuality online? Marie Smith of NCA-CEOP offers parents advice

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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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Health and wellbeing

Mental health and young people: tackling stigma together

Time to change image

1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem. Here's how to help them

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Health and wellbeing

Self-esteem starts at home: three ways to boost your child’s body confidence

Boy in cape

We all have doubts about the way we look from time to time - children and adults alike. But sometimes these niggling doubts can develop into serious and lasting low self-esteem.

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Parenting

When your child racks up a huge mobile phone bill

Family digital

Parents sometimes end up paying unexpectedly large phone bills and don’t know why. The Phone-pay Services Authority explains what to look out for when giving your child a mobile device…

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Parenting

Online safety course for parents: Parenting in the Digital Age

Find out more about Parent Zone's online digital parenting course

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Health and wellbeing

Underage drinking: how big an issue is alcohol for teens?

Alcohol and teens

Children and alcohol: a parent's guide

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Health and wellbeing

What I wish my parents had told me about HIV as a gay teenager

HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with other men aged 15-to-24 have doubled in recent years. Here's what one gay man wishes he'd known as a teenager 

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