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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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Low mood: a guide for parents

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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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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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When family banter turns toxic

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Families tease each other all the time. Banter is part of the way we bond. But when banter and teasing focus on appearance, we don’t always realise the effect it can have on the self-esteem of children.

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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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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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Helping your child cope with panic attacks

Panic attacks in children: a parent’s guide from Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, clinical psychologist at Nightingale Hospital

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Parents are from earth, teens are from a galaxy far, far away

Your biddable child has turned into a temperamental teen. It’s easy to feel they might as well be living on a distant planet for all the sense you’re making to one another.

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Emerging financial independence and the risks of gambling

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Find out more about how you can help young people manage their money and understand gambling-related risks.

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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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Helping your child to manage anxiety

Dr Hayley Van Zwanenberg, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Oxford, offers advice on how to help your child understand anxious feelings.

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Why media images can ruin girls’ lives

Are images of women in the media that focus entirely on physical appearance affecting girls’ future?

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