Sensitive issues

How to keep teenagers safe

How to keep your teenager safe

As children grow into teenagers they desire more freedom and inevitably start to spend less time with their family. While this may worry parents a little, especially at first, it is perfectly normal and gradually building up a teenager’s independence will help them grow into a well-adjusted adult. If your teenager is at the stage

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Teens and STD's

Teens and STD’S

Did you know that around half of teenagers who are sexually active will contract an STD like Chlamydia or Herpes before the age of 25? Shocking, especially when you consider some of the possible long-term health implications, such as infertility. And in a world where HIV and AIDS remain a very real threat, it also

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Friendship and peer pressure

Friendship and peer pressure

The dawn of the teen era in your kids’ lives brings with it a specific shift in attitudes. As they become increasingly independent, opinions and advice from their friends begin to matter more than those from their parents. It is a time when kids are searching for their own identities, and enjoy trying on different

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eating disorders in children and teens

Eating disorders in children and teens

Eating disorders are on the rise in the UK and children are not immune to their often devastating effects. There is, rightly, much focus on childhood obesity in the media at the moment. But at the other end of the spectrum the number of young people slowly starving themselves is also on the rise. Each

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Asperger syndrome

Asperger syndrome

Asperger Syndrome is the name given to a range of developmental disorders that sit on the spectrum of Autistic disorders. Autistic disorders are thought to affect around 1% of people in the UK in some form, and typically become apparent in childhood, staying with a person into adulthood. Those who have autism  suffer from a

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Encouraging teenagers

Encouraging teenagers

It probably doesn’t seem so long ago that your child gave you sleepless nights with the feeds and teething, and now its sleepless nights with worry! As parents we worry as children make the transition from childhood years to adulthood, we all need to spend time encouraging teenagers rather than arguing with them! The tunnel

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