Parents

Talking to your Parents about Mental Health

It’s difficult to talk about your mental health at the best of times but when it comes to telling your parents about a suspected problem you may have, it’s not uncommon to completely freeze up and be too scared to talk about it. It may be that you think your parents won’t understand or that they

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How To Deal With Racist Parents

We know we should never have to write about this kind of thing. Instead of teaching people ‘how to deal with it’ we should be teaching people ‘how not to be racist’. Telling someone how to deal with racism, implies that the problem lies with the person on the receiving end, not the perpetrator. Unfortunately

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9 Tips for Coming Out as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual to Your Parents

Coming out to your parents as lesbian, gay or bisexual naturally brings up a lot of questions. How will they react? Will it change anything? Can I say it without getting upset? How should I say it? When is the best time? Telling your parents is much bigger than them simply knowing your orientation. It

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How To Speak To Somebody Who Is Bullying You

How do you overcome bullying by talking to the person bullying you? Trust us, we know it may seem counter-intuitive to speak to somebody who is making your life a misery, but we have found that it can be a hugely successful strategy for resolving any issues with bullying and breakdowns in communication. More often

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A Parents Guide to Online Gaming

So, you’re getting hassled about online gaming: your child has started gaming or wants to start, they’re telling you ‘back off, I know what I’m doing, I’m sensible. I know the box says it’s for over 18s only but all my mates are playing it.’ Kids are now growing up in an ever digital world,

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My Parents are Emotionally Bullying Me

Does it feel like your parents are picking on you? Maybe their treatment of you is making you feel less confident? Is it bullying? The very fact that you’ve sought out this article to get some advice on your parents bullying you says that it could be bullying and you’re definitely not overreacting. Emotional and

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15 Safer Alternatives to Self-Harm

You’ve had a bad day and are feeling overwhelmed with emotion. You’re feeling low, afraid and like nobody understands you. You feel like you’re up against the world and need some sort of release. We understand how it feels to be in the situation you’re in right now, because many of us have been there too.

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Hate Crime: the Ultimate Guide

What is Hate Crime? Hate crime is a criminal offence. It is an act of hatred or aggression directed at a specific person, group or their property. It is motivated by hostility or prejudice against: A personal characteristic Gender identity Disability Sexual orientation Race Religion Faith This may involve bullying, physical assault, verbal abuse and/or

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10 Tips For Parents – How To Speak To Your Teenage Son

We know from recent Ditch the Label research that young males are less likely to tell somebody or seek support when they need it; societal constructs of masculinity have long denied many boys and men around the world freedom of visceral expression. They are taught from a young age to suppress their emotions, to ‘man

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Thinking of Coming Out to Your Homophobic Parents…?

So you’ve read a few blogs or articles, maybe watched some stuff on YouTube… generally done some research on how to come out to your parents. Some have been helpful, some are downright patronizing. But all of them leave you thinking “that’s all very well and good but you don’t know MY mum or dad…”

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