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How to help your child if they're being bullied

Jedidja

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice National children’s charity, Kidscape, offers parents tips on how to help their children sif they are being bullied.

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Three tips for starting a difficult conversation with your child

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Sex, drugs, internet porn - no, no, no, you don't want to talk to your child about that! How embarrassing. Especially as you know hardly anything about any of it. But it's one of those jobs (like changing nappies) that parents are put on earth to do. Here are our tips for making it less of an ordeal.

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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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Self-harm: what parents should know

self-harm

Why do young people self harm and what can you do to help them?

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Fitness apps: a cause for concern?

Fitness apps: a parent's guide

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Body confidence: how parents can help

Teens and body image

How parents can help children and young people boost body confidence and self-esteem

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Bullying: 5 articles every parent should read

online bullying Jedidja PD

Practical advice for parents on bullying, cyberbullying, LGBTQ+ bullying and what to do if your child has been bullying someone else

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Legal highs - a parent's guide

Legal highs can be every bit as dangerous and addictive as illegal drugs, and they're they're easier to get hold of. Make sure you and your child are clued up about the risks. 

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Alcohol: facts and tips for parents

Why is it important to talk to your child about drinking before they're 13? The Alcohol Education Trust explains, and shares their tips for age-appropriate discussions

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Treatment for your child’s eating disorder

It's unusual for young people with eating disorders to get better on their own. Here's our roundup of treatments available on the NHS and from other support services.

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Bulimia nervosa: a parent’s guide

Bulimia binge purge

Bulimia is the most common eating disorder. Here's Dr Pooky Knightsmith's advice on how to tell if your child is affected – and where to get help. 

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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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