Sensitive issues

OCD in kids

All children have worries and doubts, but those who can’t stop worrying – even if they want to – may have an anxiety disorder such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). What is OCD in children? With OCD, worries often compel sufferers to repeatedly behave in particular ways; children with OCD usually become preoccupied with whether

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Parent partnership services

If your child has been highlighted as having special educational needs, you will soon find yourself entering into unknown territory; not only in terms of the difficulties you may to have face at home, but also in all the bureaucracy, paperwork and form filling you will come up against. You will quickly have to become

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Young people watching porn

Talking about porn to your child An alarming number of adolescents, girls as well as boys are reported as regularly viewing porn sites and using what they see as inspiration for their own ‘sexting’ – the texting of sexually explicitly images of themselves. This situation is causing many youngsters to feel pressured to have sexual

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Keeping your child safe whilst online

The balance of respecting your child’s privacy whilst keeping them safe As your children start to access online material, the issue of online safety comes up. With the current technological age, young people have access to all sorts of information that can be both upsetting and dangerous and it is part of a parent’s duty

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female genital mutilation FGM

Female Genital Mutilation – FGM

What is Female Genital Mutilation Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) refers to any procedure that involves partial or total removal of the external female genitals or any other injury to them for non-medical reasons. FGM has been categorised into four types ranging from a prick to the clitoris to an extensive removal of the clitoris and

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Depression in theUK is worse than we think

Teenage depression

Teen Depression: How To Handle Your Troubled Teen Many of us have experienced being a teenager. We’re often moody, irrational, a little bit reckless and prone to mood-swings, then once we grow out of it we warn others’ that all teenagers will be vulnerable to these behaviorisms sometimes. The line between typical teenage behaviour and

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