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Childhood obesity: a new epidemic?

Obesity: a guide for parents. What is it, and what can you do if your child is overweight?

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Health and wellbeing

Screen time: do family habits affect childhood obesity?

Is eating in front of a screen bad news for your child's health? Research shows it might be. Here’s what you can do

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Parenting

5 ways the internet can help you enjoy family time together

Family digital

Setting parental controls on Netflix and using Google Maps to explore are just two of the ways tech can help you enjoy time together as a family. Read our top tips for parents

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Health and wellbeing

Fitness apps: a cause for concern?

Fitness apps: a parent's guide

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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

Bullying: 5 articles every parent should read

online bullying Jedidja PD

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

Eating disorders and the internet: a parent’s guide

Is the internet causing young people’s eating disorders? We talk to Beat's Rebecca Field to find out

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Parenting

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

Divorce and children

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

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

Helping your child recover from an eating disorder

eating disorder help

Hospital admissions for eating disorders among young people have almost doubled in three years. Here, Priory offers advice to parents on supporting your child's recovery

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Safety and settings

When your child wants to use social media: a parent's guide

Tablet

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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