Starting school can be both an exciting and an anxious time for both children and their parents. There are so many changes about to happen, and so much to remember. Here are our top tips to cope with this significant event.
Author Archives: Adam Leadoux
Headache in school aged children is a common problem, especially as we head into the busy end-of-year period and the warmer weather. Read my five top tips for identifying, treating, and – ideally – preventing your kids’ headaches.
Legislative changes designed to strengthen Australia’s immunisation coverage are about to come into force. No jab, no play and No jab, no pay will start to affect families from 1 January 2016. What do you think about these changes? What are your major concerns about childhood immunisations?
Attention and concentration difficulties can have a serious impact on your child’s ability to manage their schooling and their friendships. In this blog, I talk about some of the common causes of these difficulties and some helpful strategies for use both at home and at school.
There’s fussy eating, and then there’s problem feeding. To resolve problem feeding, a whole new set of strategies and interventions may be required. In this blog, I talk about difference between fussy and problem feeding, and the team of professionals at RCH that will help you and your child.
We know that constipation is common in kids, yet is often not recognised and can be difficult to treat. For some children, it can be very distressing, especially if it causes them to soil their underpants. Here are some tips to help you recognise and treat constipation in your child, and prevent it from becoming a long standing problem.
It’s common for teenagers to worry about their body image, and many are prone to dieting and exercise to lose weight. But when should you be concerned that your teenager may have an eating disorder; and, importantly, what should you do about it?
Whooping cough has its greatest impact on infants too young to receive adequate protection from the normal early childhood immunisation schedule. A new free whooping cough vaccine has been introduced for mothers in each pregnancy. This blog will answer your questions about the program and whooping cough in general, and give you and your partner the confidence to ensure that your whole family are safely vaccinated.