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How can the digital world help young people with epilepsy?

Advice for parents from Epilepsy Action on how the digital world can offer young people living with epilepsy the support they need

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Health and wellbeing

Finding the right after school childcare

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Advice for working parents when looking for an after school club or nanny 

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Health and wellbeing

What if you’re worried about your child’s mental health? VIDEO

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Video: Claire Usiskin from YoungMinds talks about warning signs parents should look for and how you can respond if you're concerned about your child's mental health

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Health and wellbeing

Healthy eating: a parent’s guide

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There's lots of advice online about healthy eating for children, but what do parents really need to know? Consultant dietitian Lucy Jones offers her top tips

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Education and the future

Games to help your child learn to read

Learning to read is vital for most of what comes afterwards in school (and the rest of your life!) but it can sometimes feel like a chore. Neurologist Dr Judy Willis offers her top tips for making the process as smooth and pleasurable as possible while below, we look at some online resources you can download for your child at home

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Education and the future

Homework: 10 tips to get ahead

A parent's guide to managing your child’s homework effectively

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Education and the future

Supporting your child’s education: five top tips for dads

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Jeremy Davies of The Fatherhood Institute offers his top tips for what dads can do particularly well. 

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Education and the future

Why our school system needs to change

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Lord Jim Knight, the Chief Education Adviser at Tes Global who will be speaking at the Digital Families 2019 conference, explains how technology can help schools take a more collaborative and rigorous approach to children’s wellbeing and learning.

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Relationships and sex

Meeting others: the particular challenges for LGBTQ+ children

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Helping LGBTQ+ children and young people meet others safely: a parent’s guide

 
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Parenting

Digital natives: are children really better at using the online world than adults?

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Popular thinking has it that children instinctively know how to navigate the digital universe, while their parents are clueless. What’s the truth?

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Parenting

Think critically!

Critical thinking: a parent’s guide to fake news and helping your child question what they see or hear online

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Games, apps and tech

Instagram FAQs for parents

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter. What's the big attraction? And is there anything parents and carers need to know?

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