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Effective communication: getting the message across

Communication impacts our ability to get along with people, can help avoid conflict and is important for making friends and having healthy relationships.

Managing expectations

Unrealistic expectations could have a negative impact on your life. Learn about where they come from, how they affect you and how to manage the situation.

Express yourself

Everyone needs some time alone to reflect on feelings. Learn how expressing your feelings might help you make better decisions about what is right for you now.

Resolving an argument or disagreement

It is normal to argue or disagree with people. Learn how to resolve your differences in a constructive way.

Ten things to consider when coming out

The 'coming out' process is different for everyone. Learn 10 things to consider before telling someone about your sexuality.

When parents are fighting: dealing with a break up or divorce

Watching parents fight is hard. If this leads to your parents breaking up or getting a divorce, learn how to make sense of the situation.

Coming out

The term "coming out" is used by many people and means something different to everyone. Learn the facts about "coming out".

Having difficult conversations

Sometimes it can be scary telling someone about a difficult or awkward situation. Learn how to communicate in a way that will be easier for you.

More tips for communicating effectively

Learn more tips on how to communicate effectively.

Arguing with your parents or guardians

Families disagree with each other sometimes. Learn ways to defuse the conflict and help bring about a peaceful result.

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