Parents

4 Ways to Set Boundaries With Your Parents

When we are children our parents (or other caregivers) are responsible for us. We must listen to what they say, as they keep us safe. However, when this constant watching over you continues when you are an adult it can be very annoying – right? You don’t want to continue to be treated like a

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5 Tips On How To Cope With A Family Fallout

According to Ditch the Label research, those who bully are more likely to have experienced stressful and/or traumatic situations than those who do not. Homelife can have a major impact on our behaviour – we found that 36% of people who had previously bullied somebody, had experienced a significant family fall out. Learning to deal with difficult

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How to Help Your Parents Accept Your New Boyfriend, Girlfriend or Partner After You’ve Come Out

You’ve recently come out as gay, bisexual, or pansexual and you want to introduce the person you’re dating to your parents but not sure how they might take it. We know you may be feeling anxious or nervous right now. So here are some things to think about to make it easier for you. Timing

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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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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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Mental Health: A Quick Guide

About Mental Health Mental health describes everyone’s state of mental wellbeing. Essentially, it affects how we think, feel and behave – and having poor mental health or facing mental health difficulties can have an impact on the rest of our lives. On the other hand, have good mental health, and regularly taking steps to look

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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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