Looking at the bright side

By: yourtown 25 Jun 2015 Kids Helpline

Family relationships are the number one concern for the youngest children who contact Kids Helpline.


Thirty per cent of all counselling contacts from kids aged 5 to 12 in 2014 were about their family relationships.

Kids like 11 year old Emily.*

“When I get into arguments with Mum I would usually chuck a tantrum, yell at her, call her names or throw things at the wall. But thanks Kids Helpline - they actually have good tips."

"Now when we get angry at each other I will either go for a walk, read a book or listen to music. My tips are 1. If it has been one day without speaking to each other talk and apologize. 2. If it has just started go do your favourite hobby or go for a walk."

Don't think that you're hated or left out, think that life is good. Look at the bright side not the dark. Emily

It is important for children to remember that they can access counselling and support during any difficult or trying times.

If kids want to talk to someone they can call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or use email or web counselling services. No issue is too big or small.

They can also visit the Hot Topics section on the Kids Helpline website for advice on a range of issues. We also offer advice for parents.

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