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Parents who try to be their children’s best friends are 'doing more harm than good'

Parents who try to be their children’s best friends are doing more harm than good, a leading headmaster has said.

Mothers and Fathers are increasingly succumbing to “buddy syndrome”, according to Dr Martin Stephen, the principal of The National Mathematics and Science College.

The imposition of clear parent-child boundaries is crucial for a child’s development, he argues.

He joined us today to defend his views.

Simple steps to getting a good night's sleep

We’re in the midst of a 'sleep loss epidemic' says Professor Matthew Walker, and it’s 'the greatest public health challenge' we currently face.

Matthew's bestselling book, Why We Sleep, argues that we’re starving ourselves of adequate kip, contributing to a range of serious physical, mental and neurological problems including obesity, depression and dementia.

Sleep is the 'bedrock' of a healthy and long life says Matthew, and he joins us today to explain how we can all get a good night’s kip.

Coercive control: The abuse which leaves no bruises

It’s a patterned behaviour - startlingly similar in almost every case. It’s the sweeping you off your feet and the suggestion that you might improve yourself if you only listen to him

– Helen Walmsley-Johnson on her experience of coercive control

Coercive control is the abuse that leaves no bruises, breaks spirits and robs victims of their sense of identity.

It took Helen Walmsley-Johnson years to realise she was emotionally battered by one boyfriend who controlled her every move.

She joins us today in a bid to make others take a closer look at their own experiences.

Get Holly's Tuesday style

Holly and Phillip's stylist shares details of our presenters' studio looks with us.

Holly wears knitwear by Marks and Spencer, trousers from French Connection and shoes by L.K. Bennett.

Phillip wears shirt from Gant Rugger, trousers from All Saints and boots from Paul Smith.