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  1. Talking through problems

    Children and young people may find it difficult to open up about their problems. These tips can help you to find someone to talk to about your feelings and worries.

  2. Talking to children about bushfires

    Children can be affected by information regarding bushfires and they may become concerned about issues of safety. Talking to children openly in a way that suits their age, while also involving them in decisions and actions regarding bushfire preparation and response, will help them to feel emotionally secure and confident.

  3. Talking to children and young people about relationships, sex and sexuality

    Parents and carers can encourage open and honest conversations with their child about relationships, sex and sexuality as early and as often as possible.

  4. Talking to kids about drugs

    All children are eventually exposed to drugs ‒ prescription medication, alcohol and tobacco, and sometimes illegal drugs too ‒ or to messages about drugs.

  5. Talking with your doctor

    To get the most out of the conversation with your doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider, it is best to be open about providing information and to speak up if you don?t understand.

  6. Tantrums

    When a young child is having a tantrum, it is because the emotional (limbic system) part of the brain is dominating the child's behaviour.

  7. Teenage health

    Young people have to work through a broad range of issues as they move from childhood to adulthood.

  8. Teenage pregnancy

    A young woman who is faced with an unintended or unplanned pregnancy and who is not sure of what to do, can access support to help her make a free and fully informed decision.

  9. Teenagers and communication

    Accept that your adolescent may have a different view of the world and respect their opinions.

  10. Teenagers and sleep

    Sleep research suggests that teenagers need between eight and 10 hours of sleep every night.