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Growing pains – Children’s Health Queensland blog

Our blog, ‘Growing Pains’ is created in collaboration with medical professionals and provides insight, tips and advice about topical children’s health issues and developmental milestones.

There’s no room for myths when talking about youth suicide

Adolescence is a time where young people experience strong emotions, including ups and downs. For some people the downs can be so intense and extreme that they run out of ways to cope with this pain on their own.

10 September 2018 |

Five signs that your child might be addicted to video games

‘Just five more minutes’…. ‘But I can’t save at this point”…. ‘I’m almost levelled up’… If you’re a parent or a carer of a young person, the chances are you’re familiar with these common excuses for why they need more time in the all-consuming world of online multiplayer gaming.

29 August 2018 |

What’s wrong with rewarding or punishing children with food?

Giving a child a sugary snack for doing well at school or denying them a treat when they’ve been naughty seems harmless in the moment, but could it be teaching children unhealthy eating habits that could affect their lifelong health?

22 June 2018 |

How to reduce allergens in your home

While allergies can’t always be cured, they can be managed by taking a few preventative steps at home so your child can be as comfortable as possible.

18 June 2018 |

Seven reasons why play is good for your kids’ health

Playing is the natural way that babies and children learn and develop new physical, intellectual and emotional skills. So why is play so beneficial to a child’s development?

5 June 2018 |

A few things I’ve learned about palliative care: from one parent to another

For most children with serious illnesses, the aim of medical treatment is cure. Unfortunately, some illnesses cannot be cured and the focus of care slowly changes from aiming for a cure, to controlling symptoms caused by the disease and allowing the child and family to enjoy their time together.

25 May 2018 |
Last updated: 27 June 2017
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