Family health

Get active with your kids

Having trouble getting your child away from the TV? Try these tips to get them out and active.

Worried about your teenager?

Advice and information for parents who may be worried about their teenage child.

Talking to your teenager

Getting teenagers to talk about what's bothering them can be hard. Follow these tips to encourage your teen to open up.

5 A DAY and your family

Cooking for a family, including a fussy eater or two? These tips will help your kids get their 5 A DAY.

Teen aggression and arguments

Advice on how to cope with heated arguments with your teenager, and what to do if they become violent.

Coping with your teenager

Information and advice for parents on coping with a teenager, including dealing with difficult behaviour.

Children's teeth

From brushing their first tooth to the first trip to the dentist, here's how to care for your child's teeth.

What can I do if my child is overweight?

Practical advice for parents of overweight children, including tips on healthy eating and physical activity.

Talking about drugs with your child

Tips to help you talk openly about drugs with your child.

Bullying: advice for parents

Bullying is a big concern for many parents and carers. Find out what you can do to help your child.

Long-term health conditions at school

If your child has a long-term health condition, they may need support at school. Find out what to expect.

Talking to children about feelings

If you're worried about a child you think has a problem, getting them to talk about it can really help.

Talking to your teenager about sex

How to talk to your teenage child about sex and relationships, including contraception, pregnancy and STIs.

Helping your child live with kidney disease

Tips for parents of children with kidney disease on making friends, exercising and taking medicines.

'Couples counselling saved my marriage'

Diana and Sol tried couples therapy when their marriage was in trouble.

Tips for a stress-free divorce

Psychotherapist Paula Hall offers advice on how to cope and stay healthy when you're getting a divorce.

Are you a healthy weight?

BMI is a good way to check if you're a healthy weight. Use our BMI calculator to check the whole family and get tailored information and advice.

BMI healthy weight calculator

Tips for caring for a disabled child

Caring for a disabled child can make feeding, toilet training and getting them to sleep more challenging, but help is at hand

Your child at school

Find out how you can work with your child's school to help keep them healthy and happy

Adoption and fostering

Find out about adopting or fostering a child from care, the health issues and post-adoption support and services

Pregnancy and baby

All you need to know about pregnancy, birth and looking after a baby, including feeding and trying to get pregnant

Services and support for parents

Find out what's available for new parents through the NHS, local authority, helplines and local parent groups

Child health 6-15

Information on child health, including healthy diet, fitness, sex education and exam stress

Learning disability

Find out how to support someone with a learning disability, including their education and coping with challenging behaviour

When to have your vaccinations

Find out which vaccinations are routinely offered on the NHS and at what age they are needed

Is your child depressed?

Spot the warning signs of depression in children and teenagers, and see what help is available