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.

What can I do if my child is overweight?

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

The National Child Measurement Programme

The National Child Measurement Programme weighs and measures all children in Reception and Year Six at school.

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.

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.

When to have vaccinations

Find out which vaccinations are offered on the NHS, the age you should ideally have them, and optional immunisations for special risk groups.

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.

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 challenging behaviour.

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 about drugs with your child

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

Talking to your teenager about sex

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

Bullying: advice for parents

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

Your child at school

Introduction to articles and videos about your child at school. Includes healthy school lunches, anti-bullying advice, and physical activity.

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.

Helping your child live with kidney disease

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

Tips for a stress-free divorce

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

'Couples counselling saved my marriage'

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

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

Adoption and fostering

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

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