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Treatment and Support for Mental Illness in Children

Child or adolescent with a mental health problem usually have difficulty controlling their emotions, thinking or behavior. This can affect the whole family. We can express mental health problems in children through disruptive, angry or hyperactive behavior or through withdrawal, worry and emotional responses. These changes can affect your child’s ability to communicate, learn and…

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Becoming a Grandparent Carer

It can be a big change for both you and the child. You might have had some idea that there was a problem in the child’s family. Sometimes you might not know how long you will care for the child. It can all be a big shock. But you are not alone – it happens to thousands…

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Possible Signs of Child Sexual Abuse

Parents may think a child is lying if they talk about sexual abuse, especially if it involves someone the family trusts. Children can make up stories about many things but they rarely make up stories or lie about sexual matters. If a child tells you someone is harming them: listen to them. It takes a…

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Child Sexual Abuse: How to Protect Your Kids?

Child sexual abuse is when an adult or older or stronger child persuades, tricks or forces a child into sexual activity. It includes sexual acts, inappropriate touching, showing the child pornography or sexual acts, or involving them in prostitution. Threats may be used to keep the child silent. Children may be scared that they will…

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Teenage Moods: What you need to know?

Your child some days might be cheerful and excited, and other times he might seem sad, down, flat or low. These moods are a normal part of life for young people in the same way it is normal for adults. You might notice your child feeling more ups and downs than he used to, or his…

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Dealing With Teen Disrespect

Disrespectful or rude behavior in teenagers is common. There are reasons for your child’s behavior, but this phase will usually pass and there are tips that can help you handle disrespect from your child in the meantime. Some disrespect is a normal part of teenage development. This is partly because your child is learning to…

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Preventing Violence Against Women

It is never too early to talk with your child about respectful relationships. Early conversations and role- modeling will help your child develop and maintain respectful relationships throughout life. Also, open, early conversations also send the message that your child can come to you to talk about his relationships. As a parent, there is a…

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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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Helping Your Child with Mental Health Problems

When a child or adolescent has a mental health problem it can affect the whole family, because they usually have difficulty controlling their behavior, thinking or emotions. Mental health problems in children can be expressed through angry, disruptive or hyperactive behavior or through withdrawal, worry, and emotional responses. Hyperactive behavior can be described like very…

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