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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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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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Underage drinking: how big an issue is alcohol for teens?

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Children and alcohol: a parent's guide

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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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Talking to your child about an eating disorder

The number of young people treated in hospital for eating disorders is rising. Here are some tips for talking to your child about the subject

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Picky eating: how to help your child eat better

A parent's guide to picky eating: how to help your child be more adventurous with food

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What I wish my parents had told me about HIV as a gay teenager

HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with other men aged 15-to-24 have doubled in recent years. Here's what one gay man wishes he'd known as a teenager

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Body confidence: how parents can help

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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

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

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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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Cannabis, skunk and the teenage brain

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Advice for parents on cannabis, skunk and its reported links to mental health issues in young people

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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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