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Health and wellbeing

Boosting your child’s self-esteem in six easy steps

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Get your copy of the 'Uniquely Me' parent guide for more advice on how to boost children's self-esteem and body confidence.

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Health and wellbeing

Childhood stroke: what parents need to know

Around 400 children in the UK suffers a stroke every year. Here, Dr Anne Gordon on behalf of the Stroke Association, explains more.

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Safety and settings

Staying safe on Minecraft

Tips for parents on helping your child make the most of Minecraft

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Safety and settings

Snapchat: what to do if you’re worried

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: how tor react if things go wrong

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Health and wellbeing

Low mood: a guide for parents

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Clinical Psychologist Dr Asha Patel on the signs and possible causes of low mood in children and young people, and how parents can help.

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Health and wellbeing

Mood-altering substances – everything you need to know

Maryon Stewart, founder of the Angelus Foundation (now Mentor UK), offers her expert advice on how to talk to your child about legal and illegal substances that may alter their mood or behaviour

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Health and wellbeing

Grieving in the digital age

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Dr. Elaine Kasket discusses how the digital world has changed the way we grieve and the rise of 'digital legacies' on social media.

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Health and wellbeing

When family banter turns toxic

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Families tease each other all the time. Banter is part of the way we bond. But when banter and teasing focus on appearance, we don’t always realise the effect it can have on the self-esteem of children.

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Games, apps and tech

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft: what parents need to know

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Games, apps and tech

Screen time and young children: finding a balance

Screen time: a common sense guide for parents

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Parenting

Online teen speak

Teens

Wondering what your children are tapping into their phones? Or, in fact, what it means? Here's our parent's guide to some popular teen chat acronyms and slang words. 

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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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