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Help! My child's phone has been stolen

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If your child's mobile phone is stolen: how to help them recover – and stop it happening again.

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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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LGBTQ+: 5 things you can do if your child comes out

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Concrete steps you can take to learn more about your LGBTQ+ child and their identity.

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Mood-altering substances – everything you need to know

Maryon Stewart, founder of the Angelus Foundation (now Mentor UK), offers her expert advice on how to talk to your child about legal and illegal substances that may alter their mood or behaviour

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Pro-ana and pro-mia: the dangers of pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia sites for young people

A parent’s guide to pro-ana and pro-mia websites. What effect could they have on your child if they have an eating disorder?

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Roasting: a guide for parents

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How to deal with roasting: the cyberbullying craze that can have a profound effect on its victims

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Self-harm: facts for parents

What do you do when you discover your child is self-harming? Consultant psychiatrist Dr Andrew Hill-Smith offers advice on how you can help your child

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Selfies: the good, the bad and the downright irritating

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91% of teens have taken a selfie. Should parents be worried or are they just harmless fun?

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Support for children who have experienced crime

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Children and young people can experience significant levels of crime and victimisation. Here's how as a parent or carer you can help your child be safer.

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Getting young people involved in volunteering

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The internet can help and encourage young people to help others. Here's how your child can get involved in voiunteering

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Healthy body image in children: what parents can do

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Top tips for parents on helping to boost your child’s self-esteem and body image

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What is female genital mutilation and why does it happen?

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130 million women worldwide are living with the impact of female genital cutting, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM). Here's what you need to know

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