School Age: Health and Well-Being

Want to know more about childhood diseases or keeping your child healthy? Check out our articles here.

5 treatments for how to get rid of head lice

Head lice, or nits, are an age old problem – they have always existed in human communities and they can…

8 healthy breakfast ideas for kids

Kids regularly need healthy breakfasts. The right sort of nutrition in the morning gives us fuel for the day, keeps…

Allergies

We cover the most common allergies and related issues like asthma and eczema.

Building immunity

Building immunity is vital as we are all more susceptible to colds and flu in the winter – building your…

Emergency checklist for sick children

This emergencies checklist provides invaluable advice on when it is a medical emergency and when you can routinely visit your…

Food allergy symptoms and diagnosis

This article on food allergy symptoms and diagnosis gives great advice and information on allergies and nutrition for families in…

Food for sick kids

This article contains advice and nutritional tips for you to help your sick child back to a full recovery through…

Illnesses

In this section we cover all you need to know about common illnesses for school age children.

Immunisation

Information about what immunizations are offered in New Zealand, where to get them and some of the risks and complications.

Iron for children

Children need iron in their diet. Read about iron for children — child requirements, types of iron, causes & symptoms…

Mum’s amazing cold prevention remedy

We really can’t cope without our Mums can we? They’re always there for us, when we need a shoulder to…

Mums, Daughters and Periods

When should mums and daughters talk about periods, what advice should we give them and how can we do this…

Oral Health for children

Oral health affects not only general health – it has an influence on social and psychological factors, influencing self-esteem, the…

Periods information sheet

Information sharing on periods can be tricky – this information sheet on periods can be used to help explain periods…

Sex

We cover the important things you need to know when talking to your children about sex and puberty

Skin cancer in New Zealand – Keeping safe in the sun

There are several reasons why New Zealanders have a higher risk for developing skin cancers – including a high proportion of…

Skin Rashes and Conditions

Information about skin rashes and conditions in children.

Sleep problems in school aged children

While lack of sleep for babies is a much discussed topic, sleep problems for school age children can also cause…

Sun safety at school

Schools and kindergartens are very aware of sun safety for children in their care.  Read more about keeping your kids…

The positive side of headlice

“They are not airplanes!!,” my six year old yelled. Followed by, “They are not pteradactyls.” And a fit of giggles….

Treatment for worms in kids

A beam of sunlight projects through the window and across the bathroom. You notice the dust dancing in the golden light….

Using paracetamol with children: Treat the child, not the fever

Using paracetamol (Pamol and Panadol) with kids can be a difficult business. On one hand, you’ve got a poor, sick…

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