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

Alcohol and teens

Children and alcohol: a parent's guide

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Cyberbullying: practical advice for parents VIDEO

Cyberbullying

Alex Holmes, the Diana Award anti-bullying programme manager, was previously a victim of bullying and now runs the anti-bullying ambassadors programme. In this video, he explains what cyberbullying is, why it hurts - and what you can do about it.

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Talking to your child about suicidal thoughts

Suicide, suicidal thoughts, 13 Reasons Why

​There has been substantial media coverage of the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. The drama has been accused of inaccurately portraying, or even glamourising, suicide. Dr Alys Cole-King Clinical Director, of the Social Enterprise Connecting with People, and Dr Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, offer advice to parents on talking to their children about the programme and its difficult subject matter

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If one sibling has a disability

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Read our advice for parents

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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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Pro-ana and pro-mia: the dangers of pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia sites for young people

A parent’s guide to pro-ana and pro-mia websites. What effect could they have on your child if they have an eating disorder?

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Fitness apps: a cause for concern?

Fitness apps: a parent's guide

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Self-harm: facts for parents

What do you do when you discover your child is self-harming? Consultant psychiatrist Dr Andrew Hill-Smith offers advice on how you can help your child

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Understanding anorexia nervosa

Black cloud

Anorexia is a serious disease that can affect children and young people and sufferers are often secretive about their suffering. We explain how to spot the symptoms and what to do if you're concerned about your child

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

sleep hygeine

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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Understanding binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder: a parent's guide

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Healthy eating: a parent’s guide

healthy eating

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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