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Disability and growing up: advice for parents with children going through puberty

Disabled young people have the same needs for sex education, healthcare and opportunities to socialise and discover their sexuality as their non-disabled peers. Read our advice for parents on how best to help them deal with puberty

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Health and wellbeing

What is LSD? A guide for parents

LSD is one of the most famous hallucinogenic drugs. Recently, there has been an increase of 175% in the number of 16-to-24-year-olds admitting to using it

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Health and wellbeing

How to set digital boundaries that work

Children need boundaries in all aspects of their life to make them feel safe. They are especially important - and particularly difficult - in digital life. Here are five tips to help. 

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Games, apps and tech, Safety and settings

Yubo (formerly Yellow): what parents need to know

Five tips for starting a new school

A parent’s guide to Yubo, formerly called Yellow, from Thinkuknow - the education programme of The National Crime Agency’s child protection command NCA-CEOP

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Parenting

Choosing age-appropriate video on demand and online content for your family

Boy on tablet

From Netflix to NowTV: how to keep your family safe when viewing TV and films online and on mobile devices

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Health and wellbeing

Self-injury and children with intellectual disabilities: what parents should know

Seeing your child scratching, biting, hitting or banging their head can be incredibly distressing - but it's a not uncommon experience for parents of children with intellectual disabilities. Cerebra explain self-injury and what parents can do.

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Health and wellbeing

E-cigarettes and vaping: a parent’s guide

vaping

Expert advice on what you can do if you suspect your child may be using ecigarettes.

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Relationships and sex

How to open a difficult conversation with your child

Stormy weather family

NCA-CEOP's tips for starting a difficult conversation with your teenager – and where to take it after that

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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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Parenting

Money matters for parents of disabled children

Money

Parents and carers of children with disabilities often face heavy costs. In this Q&A, Cerebra addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about benefits.

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Health and wellbeing

Tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying at school

Stonewall explains how language and other behaviours can cause distress and longterm harm for LGBTQ+ children at school – and what parents can do to stop it

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Safety and settings

Secret Conversations on Facebook: a parent’s guide

Facebook Secret Conversations allows your child to send and receive private messages and images you won’t be able to see, even if you have the log in details to their account. Here’s what parents need to know

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