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How to Recognize Anxiety and Help Your Anxious Child

How to Recognize Anxiety and Help Your Anxious Child

Just like adults, children and young people feel worried and anxious at times. But if your child’s anxiety is starting to affect their wellbeing, they may need some help to overcome it. What makes children anxious? Children tend to feel anxious about different things at different ages. Many of these worries are a normal part of growing up. From about eight months to three years, for example,... 

My Twins are Behind in Talking…How Can I Help?

My Twins are Behind in Talking…How Can I Help?

On average, twins are about six months behind single babies in their language development. Twins may be slower to pick up speech and language skills because: twins tend to receive less attention in shorter bursts than single babies parents often speak to one twin while looking at the other, but children need eye contact to help their language development twins tend to spend more time with each... 

How Can I Avoid Food Poisoning During Pregnancy?

How Can I Avoid Food Poisoning During Pregnancy?

You can avoid food poisoning during pregnancy by: not eating some foods – see foods to avoid during pregnancy washing your hands before handling food thoroughly washing all fruit and vegetables, including prepared salads, before eating washing your hands, all surfaces and utensils after preparing raw meat thoroughly cooking raw meat so there is no trace of pink or blood heating ready meals (*pre-packaged... 

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – The Kid I See Is Not Me At All

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – The Kid I See Is Not Me At All

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or body dysmorphia, is a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. These flaws are often unnoticeable to others. People of any age can have BDD, but it is most common in teenagers and young adults. It affects both men and women. Having BDD does not mean you are vain or self-obsessed. It can be very upsetting... 

How To Manage Atopic Eczema – An Itchy, Scaly Children’s Rash

How To Manage Atopic Eczema – An Itchy, Scaly Children’s Rash

Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. Atopic eczema is more common in children, often developing before their first birthday. However, it may also develop for the first time in adults. It’s usually a long-term (chronic) condition, although it can improve significantly, or even clear completely,... 

Study: Bath Oils for Childhood Eczema Provide No Medical Benefit

Study: Bath Oils for Childhood Eczema Provide No Medical Benefit

“Bath oils used to help treat eczema in children offer no meaningful benefit as part of their care, a trial has found,” reports BBC News. Childhood eczema, also known as atopic eczema, is a common condition that causes redness and soreness of the skin. Treatments include using moisturisers (emollients), which have been shown to work, and using emollients as soap substitutes in the bath...