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So far Children's Health Queensland has created 162 blog entries.

How to support your child when their sibling is dying

Though the subject of death and dying is uncomfortable for many of us and the experience of losing a loved one can be overwhelming for all of us, talking about death to your child as openly and honestly as you can is important in helping them to understand that it is a part of life.


Like other teenage boys, 14-year-old Patrick loves sport, gaming and chatting with friends. However, his mum Karen noticed from an early age, that Patrick seemed unable to regulate his emotions, and regularly felt stressed and anxious.

Queensland parents urged to vaccinate children for the flu

With flu season ramping up, Children’s Health Queensland is urging parents to have their children vaccinated now to ensure they are protected in time.

Aaliyah and Mya

Eleven-year-old Aaliyah and her sister Mya, 9, of Spring Mountain have a lot in common like their love of playing, puzzles and adventuring outside – and cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition that affects the lungs and digestive system.

Six things we want you to know about autism

Our son, William, was diagnosed with level 3 autism when he was only four-and-a-half years-old. His mind and body had already been compromised from a cancer diagnosis and treatment, but it wasn’t until we engaged with an early childhood development program for his global development delays that we, along with his teachers and hospital staff, noticed his autism-like traits.


Harry was six months old when he tried egg for the very first time. Two hours later, Harry vomited continuously until he turned white, cold and floppy. What his mum Marley initially thought was just an upset tummy turned out to be a life-threatening allergic reaction.

‘Don’t go if you don’t know’ where your kids are to keep them safe from driveway run overs

Children’s Health Queensland is urging families to be extra vigilant when moving and reversing vehicles when young children are around, to avoid accidental run overs.

Healthy Kids Webinar

This webinar for early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals explores a range of key skills to build solid foundations for later literacy development in children as well as teaching strategies.

Coming for a cardiac catheter

Find a service Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service Coming for a heart operation Coming for a cardiac catheter Coming for a cardiac catheter When cardiac catheterisation has been recommended for your child there are a number of tasks which need to be completed to make sure your child is ready [...]

Growing numbers of young Queenslanders seeking help for eating disorders

More than 400 young Queenslanders have been referred to Children’s Health Queensland’s (CHQ) specialist Eating Disorders Program in the past three years, with the number of referrals increasing annually.

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