It’s normal for kids to worry from time to time so this month I want to talk to you about anxiety, how it might affect your child and share some tips on how to manage it. If you find it helpful, share with your friends and family, and thanks for watching! Please note: Dr Margie is … Continued
I know everyone is time poor so for this month’s blog I’ve recorded a short video about when you should consider taking your child to the Emergency Department, or to see a GP. If you find it helpful, share with your friends and family, and thanks for watching! Please note: Dr Margie is no longer … Continued
As a mum of four and a paediatrician, I understand the total exhaustion and worry that comes with trying to soothe a crying a baby. It is one of the most common reasons parents come to the Emergency Department or to see me in clinic. It is especially challenging for first-time parents, but is also … Continued
As parents, one of the hardest and most distressing things we are faced with is bullying. It touches all of us at some point. We know from the Australian Child Health Poll that Australians think that bullying is one of the big problems facing children and young people today, so what is the best way … Continued
Dummies can be great to relieve stress and soothe babies, but like many other issues new parents face, there are strong views on whether or not we should give them to babies. So what is true?
Winter is coming and many parents are starting to ask themselves whether they should give their child the annual flu vaccine. Read Dr Margie’s latest blog to find out if you should vaccinate your kids and what vaccines are available this year.
One of the few things that has shocked me most in recent years is the growing number of kids I see in my practice with tooth decay. Children as young as 18 months are having surgery to remove decayed and rotting teeth as a result of drinking sugary soft drinks or fruit juice from baby … Continued
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.
Sleep problems can have a huge impact on kids as well as the whole family. Many parents consider turning to medication such as melatonin to help with the issue, but how safe is it? Sleep is essential for all of us to be at our best. Now that the holidays are upon us and many … Continued
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.