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Understanding binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder: a parent's guide

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When your child comes out as transgender: a Q&A with Sue Chitayi

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Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some parents' common questions

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What to do if your child is self-harming

Self-harm: expert advice on how to help you and your child through this difficult and emotional time

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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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Addicted to social media – or just teens being teens?

People often talk about children being addicted to social media. But are they really? Parent Info offers advice on helping your child use social media safely

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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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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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Low mood: a guide for parents

Clinical Psychologist Dr Asha Patel on the signs and possible causes of low mood in children and young people, and how parents can help.

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What is LSD? A guide for parents

LSD is one of the most famous hallucinogenic drugs. Recently, there has been an increase of 175% in the number of 16-to-24-year-olds admitting to using it

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How to set digital boundaries that work

Children need boundaries in all aspects of their life to make them feel safe. They are especially important - and particularly difficult - in digital life. Here are five tips to help. 

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Self-injury and children with intellectual disabilities: what parents should know

Seeing your child scratching, biting, hitting or banging their head can be incredibly distressing - but it's a not uncommon experience for parents of children with intellectual disabilities. Cerebra explain self-injury and what parents can do.

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E-cigarettes and vaping: a parent’s guide

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Expert advice on what you can do if you suspect your child may be using ecigarettes.

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