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Growing pains – Children’s Health Queensland blog

Our blog, ‘Growing Pains’ is created in collaboration with medical professionals and provides insight, tips and advice about topical children’s health issues and developmental milestones.

Music and mental health: Help your child find their voice

Music can play a major part in a young person’s life and music therapists have long been tuned in to its powers to help with physical recovery and mental wellbeing. Help your child find their voice.

2 March 2018 |

How exercise helps treat anxiety and depression in kids

Regular exercise can be used as a therapeutic tool for children and young people with depression and anxiety conditions to decrease their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Support children with these clever ways to help treat depression and anxiety in kids.

23 February 2018 |

Supporting a young friend through cancer

Helping a friend isn’t always as simple as it sounds. Throw cancer into the mix and you’ll probably find yourself pretty confused about what to say and do. If you’re reading this, you obviously value your friendship and want to do some research about how to help, which is a great start.

5 February 2018 |

Is your child a victim of cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is an unfortunate reality that too many children and young people have to contend with in today’s world. Before social media and the internet, victims could at least escape their tormentors in their safety of their home, but that isn’t an option for generations of today.

22 January 2018 |

Tips for a smooth transition to high school

Starting a new school year can be hard at the best of times, but when it comes to transitioning from primary school to high school, a few more difficulties can come into play. Some young people find adjusting to a new environment straight forward, while others can find it challenging.

12 January 2018 |

How do I know if my child is having problems with drugs and alcohol?

Children and young people typically use substances for similar reasons that adults do. This can be because of anything from enjoyable taste to relief from physical or emotional pain, relaxation, increased confidence or fitting in socially. Most teenagers like to experiment, rebel and take risks, and alcohol or drug use might be a way for your child to express this.

22 December 2017 |
Last updated: 27 June 2017
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