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Bullying: a parent's guide

Bullying Scotland

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

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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

Top tips if your child is being bullied

Reaching out

Alex Holmes, anti-bullying programme manager for the Diana Award, outlines some useful things to do if your child is being bullied online or off

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Underage drinking: how big an issue is alcohol for teens?

Alcohol and teens

Children and alcohol: a parent's guide

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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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Understanding binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder: a parent's guide

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Ecstasy, LSD and the dark web: a parent’s guide

Ecstasy and LSD use among 16-24-year-olds has increased by 84% and 175% respectively in the past year. Overall drug use has remained constant – so why are these two gaining popularity with young people?

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Relationships and sex

Teen sex and contraception: what’s legal?

Get clued up on what's legal when it comes to contraception and sex for your teen.

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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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Understanding anorexia nervosa

Black cloud

Anorexia is a serious disease that can affect children and young people and sufferers are often secretive about their suffering. We explain how to spot the symptoms and what to do if you're concerned about your child

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What I wish my parents had told me about HIV as a gay teenager

HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with other men aged 15-to-24 have doubled in recent years. Here's what one gay man wishes he'd known as a teenager 

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Ecstasy: a parent’s guide

Ecstasy use is on the rise among young people. What should parents know about the drug

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