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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

    Talking to children openly in a way that suits their age, while also involving them in decisions regarding bushfire preparation and response, will help them feel emotionally secure and confident.

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

    How parents and carers can talk to children about relationships, sex and sexuality. Includes - how and when to start, topics at different ages and stages, teenage sex, school safety and support.

  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. Teenagers and communication

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

  9. Teenagers and sleep

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

  10. Tennis – health benefits

    People of all ages enjoy tennis for its physical, social and psychological benefits.