Discovering your child has been diagnosed with cancer can be a devastating blow for parents, sibling, friends and family. While you may struggle to understand the how’s and why’s of your child’s diagnosis, it is important for parents to understand their role in supporting a child with cancer and helping them overcome the hurdles ahead.
How will the National Food and Drink Guidelines affect my child in school or nursery? We are all hearing reports and statistics about how childhood obesity is spreading and the links between diet and behaviour may be impacting our children in school and no-one can forget Jamie Oliver’s school meals crusade! As a result, the
What should I do? Knee injuries are all too common in sports-loving children, but unlike other sprains and strains they need to be dealt with especially carefully, as this particular joint is notorious for deteriorating in later life following a childhood accident. This is probably due to the knee being the largest joint in the
Sooner or later even the most inactive child is going to suffer a bump to the head, and as a typical parent you’re going to feel like panicking. My child has banged his head what do I do? Actually, that’s about the worst thing you can do: You won’t act decisively and you may infect
If only they tasted nicer….. As I sit and write this, I’m scowling at a series of stubborn green stains on the wall. The splodges are a reminder of a fierce battle, not from an alien invasion, but from my youngest daughter, who up until very recently, absolutely refused to eat her greens. But now,
What causes asthma? With over 1.1 million children in the UK having asthma , 1 in 5 families having someone with asthma in the household and most of us knowing someone with asthma, it is a common condition which can be effectively controlled. The symptoms differ in each person and while they are usually quite