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Health and wellbeing

Self-esteem starts at home: three ways to boost your child’s body confidence

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We all have doubts about the way we look from time to time - children and adults alike. But sometimes these niggling doubts can develop into serious and lasting low self-esteem.

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Education and the future

Helping your child cope with exam stress

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Helping your child cope with exam stress: top tips for parents

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Parenting

When your child racks up a huge mobile phone bill

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Parents sometimes end up paying unexpectedly large phone bills and don’t know why. The Phone-pay Services Authority explains what to look out for when giving your child a mobile device…

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Parenting

Online safety course for parents: Parenting in the Digital Age

Find out more about Parent Zone's online digital parenting course

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Health and wellbeing

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

Alcohol and teens

Children and alcohol: a parent's guide

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Health and wellbeing

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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Health and wellbeing

Childhood stroke: what parents need to know

Around 400 children in the UK suffers a stroke every year. Here, Dr Anne Gordon on behalf of the Stroke Association, explains more.

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Safety and settings

Child-friendly T&Cs: what parents should know

Child-friendly terms and conditions on social media; a parent’s guide 

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Health and wellbeing

Young people and suicide: if your child tries to take their life

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Ged Flynn of Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, outlines what parents need to know if their child tries to take their life

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Health and wellbeing

Reality TV - not real and quite depressing

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 A YouGov survey for the Foundation found that almost one in four 18-24-year-olds say reality television shows make them ashamed of their own appearance. In more than a third of viewers, this led to feelings of anxiety and depression.

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Games, apps and tech

Does your child have the skills to combat cybercrime?

Cybercrime: the NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) looks at how you can encourage your child to use their digital skills in a positive, rather than negative, way

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Safety and settings

Online sexual abuse and exploitation: where do I report if I'm worried about my child's safety online?

Suspicious about someone your child is talking to online? Worried your child may be a victim of online secual abuse or exploitation? Read this advice from NCA-CEOP, the child protection command of the National Crime Agency to find out where and when to report

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