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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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Gangs: signs and how to prevent involvement

Tell-tale signs of gang involvement, and ways to prevent your child getting involved in the first place - advice for parents and carers from th Home Office

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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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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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Simple life hacks if your family wants to cut back on screen time

If you feel as though you and your family could make some changes to get back in control of your screen time, here are some easy hacks to help you do it.

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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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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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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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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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Abortion: what should I tell my child?

Laura Hurley of Brook offers some ideas for tackling the topic of abortion with your child

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Are gender stereotypes holding back your child?

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Men are big and strong and women are slender and delicate, right? Well, no, in fact - these stereotypes aren’t borne out by scientific evidence.

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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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