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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.

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 |

Is my perinatal depression and anxiety affecting the mental health of my baby?

Having a baby can be emotionally overwhelming, as it’s a time when major life adjustments are occurring. The leap from one baby to two, or more, requires even further adjustment. Your routine and lifestyle change — it can feel like life has been turned upside down.

24 November 2017 |

Good mental health habits that help kids handle all life can bring

Mental health and emotional wellbeing are an essential part of a child’s development. At different stages of life, our children will face challenges, setbacks, experiences and opportunities. To support them to get the most out of these experiences, it’s important to help them develop some healthy habits.

13 October 2017 |
Last updated: 01 March 2019
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