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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.

Helping trans, non-binary and gender diverse kids thrive

Misunderstanding and confusion about being gender diverse or transgender remains one of the biggest challenges facing affected children and their families. It can prevent them from receiving the help, understanding and support they need as they grapple with complex issues of identity. And it can mean they don’t always feel confident and safe in their own body as they find their place in the world.

26 August 2022 |

Top 5 tips for new mums

Becoming a new mum can feel exciting and overwhelming. It’s important to be kind to yourself as you navigate the first leg of the parenting journey.

6 May 2022 |

Helping an anxious child through their vaccination

Wondering if your child’s development is on track? The Parents’ Evaluation of Development Status questionnaire can provide the answers you’re looking for.

18 January 2022 |

5 ways to keep your kids safe until they can get vaccinated

School holidays and the rise of Omicron in Australia has been less than ideal for anxious pandemic-weary parents trying to keep their kids COVID-free in our ‘new normal’. Here are 5 simple ways to keep your kids COVID-safe if they’re not yet unvaccinated.

7 January 2022 |

COVID-19 and Kids: What you need to know

Since the start of the pandemic, children have represented only a small proportion of COVID-19 cases worldwide. But the rise of the Omicron variants has raised fresh questions about the risk it poses. Here’s a breakdown of the latest expert advice about COVID-19, vaccination and children.

5 August 2021 |

How to be COVID-safe with your child’s mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we knew it. And the changes keep coming as we all learn to live in the ‘new normal’ of outbreaks, social restrictions, COVID testing and vaccination.

4 August 2021 |
Last updated: 06 May 2022
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