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  • Reality TV – not real and quite depressing

    on June 11, 2019 at 9:55 am

     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. […]

  • Helping your child to manage anxiety

    on June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Dr Hayley Van Zwanenberg, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Oxford, offers advice on how to help your child understand anxious feelings. […]

  • Talking to your child about fake images

    on June 3, 2019 at 11:21 am

    It’s easy for young people to overlook the many ways in which online images may be fake – so it’s important to talk to them about why people filter their lives in this way, and what effect it’s likely to have. […]

  • Parents are from earth, teens are from a galaxy far, far away

    on May 31, 2019 at 9:25 am


  • Immunisation: the facts

    on May 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Professor Helen Bedford from University College London gives advice for parents on vaccinations and looks into the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media. […]

  • When family banter turns toxic

    on May 9, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Families tease each other all the time. Banter is part of the way we bond. But when banter and teasing focus on appearance, we don’t always realise the effect it can have on the self-esteem of children. […]

  • Self-esteem starts at home: three ways to boost your child’s body confidence

    on May 9, 2019 at 11:42 am

    We all have doubts about the way we look from time to time – children and adults alike. But sometimes these niggling doubts can develop into serious and lasting low self-esteem. […]

  • How diet affects self-esteem

    on May 7, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Airbrushed, edited online images can give young people an unrealistic idea of how they ought to look. As a result, teenagers may diet in an effort to look more like the pictures of celebs and influencers that they see online. […]

  • Building your child’s self-esteem through physical activity

    on April 18, 2019 at 11:33 am


  • Harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people: what parents need to know

    on March 19, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Sophie Jones at NCA-CEOP explains the difference between healthy and unhealthy sexual behaviour and what you can do if you are concerned about your child’s behaviour. […]