MCH - From colds to compresses: The Children’s highlights “joys” of returning to school
There is no doubt that being active has health benefits, particularly for children. However, some parents may be pushing their progeny too hard. Parents who hope their kids will land lucrative sports scholarships or truly belive their child is the next Wayne Gretzsky or Cindy Klaussen, may be setting their kids up for psychological breakdown. According to Children’s Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Francois Fassier, some parents’ and coachs’ dreams become children’s nightmares, resulting in long term trauma. Dr. Fassier can comment on this new trend and how to avoid the performance trap.
The depressed teen
Switching from elementary to high school may be a huge step for some children. The change of friends, teachers and environment may be so overwhelming that they become withdrawn and unenthusiastic. When does this normal anxiety become depression? What signs should parents look out for? Director of Child Psychiatry, Eric Fombonne, has advice for worried parents and can discuss the symptoms and prevalence of adolescent depression.
The infection angle
Change of season, means more colds, sore throats or worse. When should children go to the doctor? Do antibiotics work? What types of infections should we anticipate this year? Pediatric infectious disease specialist, Caroline Quach, can answer these questions and the rise and fall of antibiotic treatment.
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