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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.

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

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

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 |

Help young minds to heal after a natural disaster

Babies are born with a drive to understand and master their world. They do this best when parents and carers encourage them and provide safe opportunities to explore, play and learn. Joy, laughter and having fun are important to young children’s learning.

20 December 2018 |

Achondroplasia: It’s just one small part of the bigger picture

Hearing that there’s something wrong with your baby is actually much harder to digest than the news that your child has dwarfism. Once you have a diagnosis, you can act on it and move forward.

29 October 2018 |

My journey to mental health recovery

When I was 10 years old, I got very physically sick and nearly lost my life. I soon found out that I had Type 1 Diabetes. Everyone around me was so busy worrying about my physical health that no one thought about the impact that a lifelong, incurable disease would have on my mental health.

4 October 2018 |

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 |
Last updated: 28 June 2017
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