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Safe Drinking

Drinking can be fun, but too much alcohol can lead to injury, accidents, serious embarrassment, and long-term health problems. Drinking can be part of a healthy lifestyle as long as you learn as much as you can about the effects of alcohol on the body. It is recommended healthy adults drink a max of 2…

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Teenage Friends and Friendships

As your child enters the teenage years, friends will become more important. Positive, accepting and supportive friendships are an important part of the journey to adulthood for your child. They can help teenagers learn important social and emotional skills, like being sensitive to other people’s feelings, thoughts, and wellbeing. Even teenagers might be focused on…

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Problem-solving with Teenagers

Problem-solving is an important life skill for teenagers to learn. You can help your child develop this skill by using problem-solving at home. Everybody needs to solve problems every day. But we are not born with the skills we need to do this – we have to develop them. Often you can solve problems by…

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When Your Teen Is Having a Baby

People feel all sorts of things when they hear their child is going to become a parent at a young age. You could feel shocked, disappointment, anger, and concern about your child’s future. On the other hand, you might think it is wonderful and feel excited about becoming a grandparent. You are also likely to…

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Living with Grandparents

Grandparents are the parents of your mum and of your dad, so that means you may have two grandmothers and two grandfathers and if you are lucky you get to see them fairly often. Even if you do not see them very often you know that there are people other than your parents who love…

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Signs of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse happens when someone entices or forces a child or young person to take part in sexual activity, either directly or as an observer, when photos are taken and sent on mobile phones or via the Internet. Sexual abuse can include inappropriate touching, exposing children to pornography, oral sex, sexual intercourse, luring children through…

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Anxiety Conditions

Being anxious or worried is part of everyday life; anxiety can help us to be alert and ready for challenges. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders, women are more likely to develop anxiety than men. There are many forms of anxiety disorders, but the one thing they have in common is their impact…

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The Immune System

The immune system is made up of special organs, cells, and chemicals that fight infection. The main parts of the immune system are: • White blood cells are the key players in your immune system. They are made in your bone marrow and are part of the lymphatic system. White blood cells move through blood…

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Stepfamilies

Sadly, sometimes a family is split up. Maybe the mum and dad decide to live apart, maybe the mum or the daddies. After a time, the mum or dad may start a new relationship. That may lead to the child having not just a new mum or dad, but perhaps a whole new family, because…

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Tips to Help you Cope with Depression

While we all feel moody, sad or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, without any apparent reason, and sometimes for long periods of time. Depression is more than just a low mood, it is a serious condition that has an impact on both mental and physical health. One in eight…

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