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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.

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.

20 May 2019 |

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.

29 April 2019 |

Turn it down and tune in to the risk of hearing loss

The reality of hearing damage won’t be music to the ears of tune-loving teens and tweens addicted to their personal music devices (or loud music in any situation), but the fact is exposure to recreational loud noise is a major cause of hearing loss in Australia.

8 March 2019 |

Life back in the community after cancer

Completing cancer treatment can be both an exciting and concerning time for families. What a family goes through is tougher than most people realise.

22 February 2019 |

Is that snack as healthy as it says on the box?

Did you know that a medium berry smoothie can contain almost 50g of sugar? That’s about the same amount of sugar you would find in a 500mL cola. Something can be branded as ‘healthy’, but still contain high levels of energy, salt, sugar and fat.

14 February 2019 |

Should my child be drinking caffeine?

Your teenager may regularly reach for a coffee, energy drink, or other caffeinated beverage. But should your child be drinking caffeine at all?

22 January 2019 |
Last updated: 01 March 2019
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