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  • Healthy friendships – how to encourage your child away from toxic body shaming


    on August 30, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Friends introduce children to new ideas and exciting opportunities – whether that’s something minor like a different way of dressing or a whole new way of thinking about the world. But friends can be a source of anxiety for parents, not least when it comes to influencing how your child feels about their looks. […]

  • When teens share nudes


    on August 27, 2019 at 11:48 am

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  • Why our school system needs to change


    on August 6, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Lord Jim Knight, the Chief Education Adviser at Tes Global who will be speaking at the Digital Families 2019 conference, explains how technology can help schools take a more collaborative and rigorous approach to children’s wellbeing and learning. […]

  • Skin gambling: what parents should know


    on July 30, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    When you hear the word ‘gambling’ the first image that comes into your head is probably a lottery coupon or a Las Vegas roulette wheel, not a child betting in their favourite online game. But a report by the Gambling Commission found that almost 40 per cent of 11 to 16-year-olds had spent their own money on gambling. […]

  • When your child is being bullied over their appearance


    on July 19, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    More than half of 11 to 16 year-olds have been bullied about their looks, according to a recent survey of children in England and Wales, and 40% of children are targeted at least once a week. […]

  • Why your child’s friends may not always be good for them – and how to help


    on July 8, 2019 at 9:56 am

    It can be difficult to stand against this peer pressure. The Dove Self Esteem Project’s Uniquely Me Parent Guide has lots of ideas, which you can download for free, for how to help your child not feel bullied by other people’s ideas about how they should look. […]

  • Are gender stereotypes holding back your child?


    on June 25, 2019 at 8:56 am

    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. […]

  • Apex Legends: a parent’s guide


    on June 24, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Apex Legends is the latest gaming craze on-track to overtake Fortnite as the most popular ‘battle royale’ game. Although its concept and gameplay are similar to Fortnite, there are some key differences you may want to consider before letting your child play it.&nbs […]

  • 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. […]