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Helping your child cope with panic attacks

Panic attacks in children: a parent’s guide from Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, clinical psychologist at Nightingale Hospital

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Health and wellbeing

Mental health and young people: tackling stigma together

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

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Relationships and sex

Consent: when has someone agreed to sex?

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Consent and teens: how to help your child understand that no means no

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Health and wellbeing

Understanding binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder: a parent's guide

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Health and wellbeing

Young people and suicide: if your child tries to take their life

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Ged Flynn of Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, outlines what parents need to know if their child tries to take their life

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Safety and settings

Preventing far-right extremism: a guide for parents

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Far-right extremism: how to spot the signs your child could be vulnerable + what to do to protect them

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Health and wellbeing

What is female genital mutilation and why does it happen?

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130 million women worldwide are living with the impact of female genital cutting, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM). Here's what you need to know

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Health and wellbeing

Boys and self-harm: facts and tips

The number of boys self-harming is rising. Here’s what parents need to know

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Parenting

Your child’s digital footprint

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What goes online stays online. Some advice to help you and your child understand the long-term implications of publishing all about your life.

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Parenting

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

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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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Health and wellbeing

Low mood: a guide for parents

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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Parenting

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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