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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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Grieving in the digital age

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Dr. Elaine Kasket discusses how the digital world has changed the way we grieve and the rise of 'digital legacies' on social media.

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Screen time: why you shouldn’t worry

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We hear constantly that screen time is a problem. But is screen time really that bad for you? Oxford Internet Institute Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research Professor Andrew Przybylski debunks the myths. 

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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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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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Bullying: a parent's guide

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

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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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Healthy friendships - how to encourage your child away from toxic body shaming

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Friends introduce children to new ideas and exciting opportunities - whether that’s something minor like a different way of dressing or a whole new way of thinking about the world. But friends can be a source of anxiety for parents, not least when it comes to influencing how your child feels about their looks.

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Mindfulness in schools: a parent's guide

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Schools are turning to mindfulness as a way of helping pupils relax, concentrate, and avoid distractions. But what is it – and could it help your child?

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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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Sexually transmitted infections: eight useful facts

Teens and STIs: a parent’s guide 

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Boosting your child’s self-esteem in six easy steps

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Get your copy of the 'Uniquely Me' parent guide for more advice on how to boost children's self-esteem and body confidence.

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