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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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Health and wellbeing

Cyberbullying: practical advice for parents VIDEO

Cyberbullying

Alex Holmes, the Diana Award anti-bullying programme manager, was previously a victim of bullying and now runs the anti-bullying ambassadors programme. In this video, he explains what cyberbullying is, why it hurts - and what you can do about it.

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Health and wellbeing

Healthy body image in children: what parents can do

Body image

Top tips for parents on helping to boost your child’s self-esteem and body image

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Health and wellbeing

Screen time: do family habits affect childhood obesity?

Is eating in front of a screen bad news for your child's health? Research shows it might be. Here’s what you can do

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Health and wellbeing

Bullying: a parent's guide. What if my child is bullying another child?

helping hand

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

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Relationships and sex

The new blended family parenting rules

Family silhouette

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

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Parenting

Staying connected: 4 ways the online world can help families going through divorce

Divorce advice for kids after Brangelina split

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

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Parenting

Divorce: 10 ways parents can make it less painful for their children

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

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Safety and settings

When your child wants to use social media: a parent's guide

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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 parents do?

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Relationships and sex

Spotting abuse in teenage relationships

Teen relationship abuse

How to spot the signs of an abusive teenage relationship and what to do if you think your teenager may be involved in one

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Relationships and sex

NCA-CEOP's video: talking about pornography

Porn button

VIDEO: It can be a hideously embarrassing subject to talk to your child about porn. Professor Tanya Byron, Dr Linda Papadopolous and other experts offer tips for opening non-awkward discussions

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Relationships and sex

Is internet porn affecting children's happiness?

NCA-CEOP's Dr Elly Hanson explains what we know from the evidence about the effect of porn on children and young people

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