Conditions and illnesses
To mark Daffodil Month and to raise awareness among the community about this disease that touches so many children, we’ve prepared this dossier with articles, stories and resources to help parents help their children cope with the disease.
When we think of people who suffer from anxiety we tend to envision adults who are excessively worried about money, work, or a relationship. But anxiety isn’t the purview of adulthood. Kids suffer too.
Parents have an important role to play in the physical and psychological development of their child. It’s important to have information on eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.
Serving up facts that can save your child's life
Each year, the MCH Trauma Centre sees approximately 20 patients who sustained serious injuries while riding on ATVs. The injuries include: brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, dental and facial trauma, abdominal trauma, and multiple fractures.
Choking, suffocation, and strangulation cause serious unintentional injuries. The majority of these injuries occur in the home environment. Parents can use the following tips to prevent these injuries from happening.
Talking about menstruation early is a good idea. Girls get their first period as early as eight years old and as late as 15, although the average is around 12.
ADHD is a real disorder, stemming from a lack of neurotransmitters in those areas of the frontal lobe that help us focus on the task at hand.
Active Kids, Healthy Kids is a Canadian Paediatric Society program to help pediatricians, family physicians and other health professionals promote physical activity, nutrition, and other healthy choices.
Children, including teens, are most vulnerable when it comes to cannabis and its effects and can become very ill following its ingestion. Younger children are more susceptible to poisoning because of their smaller size. Cannabis products, especially edibles, are particularly enticing to young children and must be locked out of sight and out of reach. If ingestion is suspected, please seek urgent medical attention.
If you choose to have cannabis in your home, follow these safety tips to ensure children are not accidentally exposed to the drug: