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Education and the future

Secondary school: the first few weeks

The big move up to secondary school can be a bit scary. Here are our tips on how to support your child through some common teething problems.

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Relationships and sex

Q&A about sex and teens with Brook

Holding hands

Brook's Richard Essery answers some parents' FAQs on young people and sex

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Health and wellbeing

How to help your child if they are being bullied for being LGBTQ+

Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is sadly very common in schools. Read Stonewall’s advice on how to help your child if they're on the receiving end and what to do if your child is among the bullies

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Education and the future

Managing money in a digital world: a parent’s guide

How to help your child manage money in a digital world

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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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Health and wellbeing

Talking to your child about suicidal thoughts

Suicide, suicidal thoughts, 13 Reasons Why

​There has been substantial media coverage of the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. The drama has been accused of inaccurately portraying, or even glamourising, suicide. Dr Alys Cole-King Clinical Director, of the Social Enterprise Connecting with People, and Dr Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, offer advice to parents on talking to their children about the programme and its difficult subject matter

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Health and wellbeing

If one sibling has a disability

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Read our advice for parents

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Parenting

What kind of parent are you?

Parenting

There are three main styles of parenting. Which one best describes you? 

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Relationships and sex

When parents split up - FAQs on residency

People symbols

Residency is the legal term for where children live when their parents have split up. The Coram Children's Legal Centre answers some FAQs about living arrangements, formal and informal.

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Relationships and sex

When parents split up - managing contact

Splitting

When parents split up, they have to agree the contact arrangements for children. The Coram Children's Legal Centre outlines acceptable practice for contact, what to do when things go wrong, and some tips for making contact work for everyone.

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Games, apps and tech

A parent's guide to Kik Messenger

Kik messenger

What parents need to know about Kik Messenger, with advice from NCA-CEOP

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Relationships and sex

Supporting teenagers through relationships

Brook and NCA-CEOP's Digital Romance research project spoke to over 2,000 young people about their relationships and the use of technology in their love lives. Here is NCA-CEOP's expert advice on how to support teenagers through romantic relationships. 

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