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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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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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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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Helping your child get the sleep they need: a parent's guide

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Many teens are chronically sleep-deprived. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers advice on how parents can help their child get a good night's sleep

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It’s no game – how to tell if your child is addicted to tech

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Many parents worry their child is addicted to gaming but are they really, or just doing something they enjoy to excess? Psychiatrist Richard Graham offers his advice

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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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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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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 on the subject

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Understanding and supporting anxiety in your child

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Anxiety: how parents can help their children

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Childhood obesity: a new epidemic?

Obesity: a guide for parents. What is it, and what can you do if your child is overweight?

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Mental health and young people: tackling stigma together

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1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem. Here's how to help them

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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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