The Great Dane on wheels

Gemma McKee was a professional dancer and stunt performer but two years ago her career was ruined in under a minute. During a synchronised dive routine she smashed both of her heels in half and was told she would never walk again.

With the help of her great dane Cesar she gradually got back on her feet but at the beginning of this year she was left heartbroken when Cesar suffered a back injury, leaving him unable to use his rear legs. Determined to help him like he helped her Cesar is now back on his feet with the help of a specialised cart. Gemma and Cesar are both here today.

Keep up with Cesar's progress at his website

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The wrong crowd

Karen Atkinson was just 11 years old when she tried her first cigarette - succumbing to peer pressure for fear of looking un-cool. However, one puff soon turned into many, and age 13 she was trying cocaine and ecstasy, becoming addicted age 15.

It wasn't until she witnessed an overdose, that she decided to turn her life around. Today, she's joined by her mum Linda who both believe parents need to be more aware about the initial signs of drug abuse, and that both communication and education is an absolute must to keep children safe.

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Later in the show, parenting expert Liz Frazer answered calls from viewers who were worried about their own children falling in with the wrong friends. Watch her advice here:

Soak up summer with a seaside staycation

This month marks the 200th anniversary of the seaside pier! And with weather hotter than the Mediterranean and more people deciding to holiday at home than ever before, there has been no better time to celebrate and visit some of our best British seaside resorts.

TravelSupermarket's Bob Atkinson runs us through his top 10 seaside staycations with some great ideas of things to keep the kids entertained and places to stay.

Watch James King's movie review of the best summer blockbusters

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Worried about your kids being led astray?

Do you ever worry about your child 'getting in' with the wrong crowd or being led astray by friends at school? On Tuesday's show, Eamonn and Ruth be will taking your calls on the subject.

For the chance to get a reply on the show, send a short email to thismorning@itv.com, summing up your problem, with your name and telephone number. You must be 18 or over, and we need your emails by 11am on Tuesday 29 July 2014. Terms can be viewed at itv.com/terms.

Growing up with the Children of God

Twenty-nine-year-old Natasha Tormey was born into a religious cult called The Children of God.

To the outside world the sect presented a wholesome image of a Christian family living in harmony, but behind closed doors Natasha was torn away from her parents and brainwashed, regularly beaten and raped from the age of four.

She describes her horrific ordeal above, and then reveals how she finally escaped the cult at the age of 18.

Why we're blinging-up baby

What little girl doesn't want to dress up?

– Sophie-May Dixon defends her choice to 'bling' her daughters with hair extension clips and spray tans

Every parent thinks their child is beautiful, but some will go to any lengths to prove it!

From crystal-covered dummies and hair extensions to make-up and spray tans, a new Channel 5 documentary features toddlers who dress more like teenagers.

Among them are siblings Princess-Bliss Tianna May, four, and Precious-Belle Ruby Rozina, two, who join us now with their mum Sophie-May Dickson. Alongside her is fellow bling-loving mum Sami Bushell with her daughter Halliemai, 18 months.

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Sophie-May Dixon 'blings up' babies Princess and Precious for their appearance on This Morning