Tagged: illness

The 10 Most Common Childhood Illnesses

The 10 Most Common Childhood Illnesses

One of the toughest parts of parenting young children is dealing with sickness and illness. From the age of around 6 months to 6 years children present with a whole host of illnesses and disease. Find out about the 10 most common childhood illnesses.

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Keeping the bugs at bay this winter

keeping bugs at bay

Every year when winter hits, we wonder how can we keep our children from getting sick. It’s a good question but there are no easy answers. Cold and flu viruses can spread like wildfire through homes, daycare and schools during the cooler months and there’s no way to guarantee your children will avoid them. Continue reading »

Thinking creatively about parenting while ill

parenting while ill

Here in New Zealand, we prize the ability to ingeniously solve problems.  Being creative in our approach to problems is a matter of national pride.  So much so, that no.8 wire; basic farm fencing wire, has come to symbolise our fixer-upper mentality.  There is nothing a self respecting kiwi can’t jimmy back together without a bit of wire.  There are t-shirts and songs all about it.  Continue reading »

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