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Kids and food allergies: How to stop bullying

For some children, food allergies are more than a physical reaction – they’re fodder for bullies. Here, we explore the problem and ways to make life better for these kids.
 
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How should we care for our parents as they age?

Supporting your elderly parents once they reach a certain stage of life can be a big adjustment. This advice will help you navigate the changes together.
 
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HOW TO SUPPORT TEENAGERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

From learning about ‘social distancing’ to wondering what the future holds, the younger members of your family probably have as many questions about COVID-19 as you do. Here are some ways to help them feel heard and supported.
 
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The health benefits of spending time outdoors when you travel

Keeping up with regular exercise, even when you’re on holiday, has great benefits for your physical and mental health. These outdoor adventures appeal to adults and kids alike.

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How much sleep do teenagers really need?

A regular topic of conversation among parents of young children is whether they’re getting enough sleep. But how much do older kids need and what can you do to encourage good sleep habits among teens?
 
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WHAT IS CONSENT? TALKING WITH YOUR TEEN ABOUT SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS

Have you talked to your teen about sex and consent? Here’s why it’s so important to have the sex and relationships chat and what teens want parents to know (and what they want you to say).

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Writing a will: Do you need a lawyer?

Writing a will can ease stress for both you and your loved ones when you die. And it’s not as hard as you think.

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Baby won’t sleep? Harness the power of Tresillian and SleepFit with this new app

Free to HCF members for a limited time, the SleepWellBaby app is settling little ones with the latest science and more than 100 years of Tresillian expertise.
 
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Talking to your teenager: 5 tips to engage with your child

Rebecca Sparrow made it her life’s mission to help teenagers survive high school and all that their tumultuous teen years throw at them. Here; Rebecca offers her tips for better teen talks if you’re a parent.
 
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Family meals: eating together

Did you know eating together as a family can have physical and mental health benefits? And it’s not just about what you’re eating. 
 
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How to reduce stress in retirement

Living your best senior years involves planning for a healthy financial, housing and social future.
 
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How carers look after themselves

Advice from 2 carers on looking after themselves and the ones they love.
 
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Parenting kids with behavioural issues

Raising a child with behavioural problems can be rewarding but tough. We ask psychologists for strategies to help you handle the challenges. 

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Care plans and wills: planning for the future

How to plan ahead for your death, or if you become seriously ill.
 
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SUPPORTING YOUR CHILDREN THROUGH CHANGE

As your children grow, their support needs change. We ask psychologist Giuliett Moran for her advice on helping your kids as they move through different life stages.
 
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Who cares for carers?

Caring for a loved one can be a financial, physical and emotional strain. It’s important to know what help is available.

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How to care for your teen’s mental health

Recognising emotional issues early is the best way to protect your teenager against depression and anxiety.

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Plating up for picky eaters: Part 2

Practical tips for helping kids learn to love new flavours.


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Plating up for picky eaters: Part 1

Why some kids are fussy eaters and what mistakes to avoid.


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Healthy kids: Keeping 0-5-year-olds active

Small children, even babies, need to be active in order to develop. Here are some helpful guidelines for developing healthy habits early in life.

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Essential sun protection for children

Safeguard children from sun damage by starting early and teaching good habits for life.

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BULLET-PROOFING KIDS AGAINST BULLIES

Is your child being bullied? Here are some tactics for dealing with this stressful issue.

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Ten tips for working parents

It’s a juggling act. Arm yourself with smart strategies to help you balance work and family life.

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8 ways to keep your kids active

Tearing the children away from their screens is easier than you think.


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