Children

Death of a Loved One

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Death of A Loved One The loss of a parent or close family member can be devastating to children. They need help and support so that they can move on in a healthy balanced manner. The most important thing to recognize is that every child responds to death differently. It… 

Divorce / Separation

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What is Separation? Separation is when two adults who live together, and who have been in a relationship decide to live apart. This can be temporary until they can work out problems or permanent where they go their separate ways. A divorce is an order of the Court declaring a… 

Family Relationships

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The Importance of Family Relationships Family relationships are important as they help us interact with the wider social world. The family is where we first see how relationships work by observing our parents, our grandparents, siblings and other family members relate to each other. The quality of our family relationships… 

Problems with Friends

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Friendships Friendships are a type of relationship. Lasting friendships are built on: Trust Communication Respect Common interests   Sometimes we become upset if our usual friend plays with or talks to other children in school or in the neighbourhood. We might feel like our friend has abandoned us. We might… 

Conflict Management

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Have you ever gotten into an argument or fight with someone?  Or had a quarrel with your best friend?  If you have, then you have experienced conflict.   Conflict is the disagreement between two or more persons who have different views. There are so many reasons why conflict may occur,… 

Deliberate Self Harm

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What is Self Harm? Helmets, seatbelts, firemen….what do these things have in common? Well, they all protect us from harm.  We all try to protect ourselves and avoid things that are harmful to us. Sometimes, though, people may do things that are dangerous with the intention of causing harm and… 

Depression

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What is Depression? There is nothing wrong with feeling sad and down sometimes. In fact, most of us feel ‘out of it’ at some point in time or another. These feelings are normal.  Things like an argument with a friend, a breakup, doing poorly on a test, or a best… 

Respect

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Having Respect Having respect means treating yourself, others and even the environment with kindness and consideration. It means taking care of yourself, and being aware of how your actions affect others. Respect is like a boomerang- if you throw respect out at the world, it will come right back to… 

Self Esteem

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What is Self Esteem? Self esteem means the way we feel about ourselves. It is your opinion of yourself. For most of us, sometimes we feel good, sometimes we feel not so good. When you have high self esteem, you believe in yourself, you feel that you have a lot… 

Stress

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Pressure! I can’t handle this! This is how most of us would feel when we are stressed.  Stress is a feeling we may get when we are faced with a challenge.  It is a natural reaction when we feel threatened, or when something upsets our balance in some way.  …