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eating problems in children

Eating problems in children

Show me a parent who, at some point has become exasperated at their child’s eating habits. As parent’s we all worry about our children and being aware of a food problem can be hard to detect. How do you recognise the signs of an eating problem in children and teenagers? Is there a problem? Kids

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managing your child's eczema

Managing your child’s Eczema

Atopic Dermatitis is the clinical name for the chronic (long-term) skin condition most of us call Eczema. This dry, itchy, rashy skin condition presents itself in many different forms, with varying degrees of severity. It can come and go and appear virtually anywhere on the body. It is uncomfortable and can be very painful indeed.

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5 Basic rules for all children

5 Basic rules for all children

Children need rules and boundaries to help them feel secure, but too many can be confusing and cause more problems than they resolve. Add to that the need for modifying the rules as your children grow and you could be forgiven for just letting things slide. Getting the balance right is tricky, but taking a

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flu jab

Flu Jab

I was always under the impression that flu was a virus, meaning that no meds known to wo-man would help send it packing. So what is flu jab exactly and does it do any good? Experts recommend that anyone who is at risk from serious complications from flu should have it. This includes infants and

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How not to lose your temper with your kids

How not to lose your temper with your kids

Children know how to push their parents’ buttons. It seems they are particularly good at this when you’ve had a hard day at work, there’s a mountain of housework needing to be done and you’re pretty close to the end of your tether. At these times it can be easy to lose your temper with

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Dealing with attention seeking kids

Dealing with attention seeking kids

All kids need attention, but when their demands become intrusive or out of control it’s time to act. Attention seeking comes in many forms and can range from mildly irritating to downright manipulative. The aim of the child is simple – get the attention of the grown-up, no matter what. The way we handle these

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