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Relationships and sex

If your teen is sexually active

Finding out your teen is already having sex can be a shock. Find out how best to handle the situation and support them

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Games, apps and tech

Live streaming: what parents need to know

live streaming

The risks and opportunities that children face when using live streaming social media apps including Live.me

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Parenting

Helping your child cope with peer pressure

bullying

Peer pressure: how parents can help their children cope

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Health and wellbeing

Alcohol: facts and tips for parents

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

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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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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

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

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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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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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

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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