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Relationships and sex

When to talk to your child about puberty (or will school take care of it)?

Sex and relationships education (SRE): a parent's guide for primary school age children

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Health and wellbeing

Bullying: 5 articles every parent should read

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Practical advice for parents on bullying, cyberbullying, LGBTQ+ bullying and what to do if your child has been bullying someone else

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Health and wellbeing

Legal highs - a parent's guide

Legal highs can be every bit as dangerous and addictive as illegal drugs, and they're they're easier to get hold of. Make sure you and your child are clued up about the risks. 

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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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Parenting

Helping your child cope with peer pressure

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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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Relationships and sex

Spotting abuse in teenage relationships

Teen relationship abuse

How to spot the signs of an abusive teenage relationship and what to do if you think your teenager may be involved in one

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Health and wellbeing

Parents are from earth, teens are from a galaxy far, far away

Your biddable child has turned into a temperamental teen - someone who doesn’t tell you what’s going on - and who, when you try to talk to them, rejects what you have to say.

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Health and wellbeing

Immunisation: the facts

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Professor Helen Bedford from University College London gives advice for parents on vaccinations and looks into the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

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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

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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