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Boys and self-harm: facts and tips

The number of boys self-harming is rising. Here’s what parents need to know

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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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Treatment for your child’s eating disorder

It's unusual for young people with eating disorders to get better on their own. Here's our roundup of treatments available on the NHS and from other support services.

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Body confidence: how parents can help

Teens and body image

How parents can help children and young people boost body confidence and self-esteem

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Healthy body image in children: what parents can do

Body image

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

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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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Safety and settings

Protecting your child from online grooming: a parent’s guide

CEOP documentary

Essential tips for parents if you're concerned your child may have been groomed online by a paedophile

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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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Depression and young people

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Advice for parents from Young Minds on helping your child if they’re depressed

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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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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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Bullying: a parent's guide. What if my child is bullying another child?

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Scotland's anti-bullying service, Respect Me, offers parents advice on how to help children caught up in bullying behaviour online or off

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