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A

A new baby - feeling sad (see: Aboriginal - a new baby)

Abdominal pain (stomach ache) - children Updated

Aboriginal - a new baby

Aboriginal - baby's growth checks

Aboriginal parenting and families

About babies Updated

Abuse of parents (see: Violence towards parents by young people) Updated

Abuse, emotional (see: Yelling in the family - effects on children) Updated

Acne (pimples, zits) Updated

Acquired brain injury - children Updated

ADD and ADHD - how to manage them

ADD and ADHD - what are they?

Adolescence - when times get tough

Adoption

After the breakup (see: Parenting arrangements after separation)

Aggro adolescents (see: Violence towards parents by young people) Updated

Alcohol - effects on unborn children (see: Pregnancy and alcohol – risks and effects on the developing baby)

Anger (see: Feeling angry - when parents feel angry) Updated

Anger - helping your child to manage it Updated

Antenatal and postnatal depression Updated

Apraxia (dyspraxia) - effects on speech

Asthma in childhood

Atopic dermatitis (see: Eczema - babies and children) Updated

Attachment - babies, young children and their parents Updated

Attention Deficit Disorder (see: ADD and ADHD - what are they?)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (see: ADD and ADHD - what are they?)

Auditory processing disorder - children Updated

Autism - Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder - Asperger syndrome

B

Babies - common questions and answers Updated

Babies - day and night patterns in the early months

Babies - what are they like? (see: About babies) Updated

Babies in hot weather

Babies' dummies – safety alert

Baby care (see: Living with babies)

Baby exercise jumpers (jolly jumpers)

Baby massage

Baby walkers

Baby's head shape - plagiocephaly

Bad language (see: Swearing - when children swear) Updated

Bedwetting

Behaviour -guiding children's behaviour - 'time in' (see: Time in: guiding children’s behaviour)

Behaviour management (see: Discipline - what is discipline?)

Being a dad

Being a father (see: Being a dad)

Being a mum

Being a parent

Birthmarks

Biting (see: Children biting)

Bladder infections in children (see: Urinary tract infection in young children (UTIs)) Updated

Blended families

Blindness (see: Vision impairment - children) Updated

Body image and food for young people (see: Young people, body image and food)

Boils

Books from Birth (see: Reading with babies)

Bottle feeding - all about infant formula

Bottle feeding - cleaning and sterilising bottles and equipment

Bottle feeding - drinks for babies

Bottle feeding - feeding your baby with formula

Bottle feeding - making up formula

Bottle feeding - soy infant formulas

Boy babies (see: Circumcision)

Brain injury (see: Acquired brain injury - children) Updated

Breastfeeding - a new baby

Breastfeeding - devices to help with breastfeeding Updated

Breastfeeding - expressing and storing breastmilk

Breastfeeding - for fathers

Breastfeeding - healthy breasts feed best

Breastfeeding - looking after yourself

Breastfeeding - medicines and drugs

Breastfeeding - more about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding - not enough milk

Breastfeeding - sore breasts and nipples

Breastfeeding - too much milk

Breastfeeding - weaning from the breast

Breastfeeding - when babies won't feed

Breasts - boy's breasts (see: Male breasts at puberty - (gynaecomastia))

Bronchiolitis (wheezing babies)

Bronchitis ('chest infection') - children Updated

Bullying

Bushfires - recovering after (see: Recovering after bushfire - helping children)

Bushfires - supporting children who have been affected by a bushfire

C

Car safety restraints

Car safety seats and capsules for babies and children (see: Car safety restraints)

Central auditory processing disorder (see: Auditory processing disorder - children) Updated

Cheating, losing and winning - children (see: Winning, losing and cheating - children) Updated

Chest infection (see: Bronchitis ('chest infection') - children) Updated

Chickenpox

Child abuse and neglect

Child development - the early years (see: Right from the start - children's early years)

Child development: 0-3 months

Child development: 1-2 years

Child development: 10-12 years

Child development: 12-15 years

Child development: 2-3 years

Child development: 3-4 years

Child development: 3-6 months

Child development: 4-5 years

Child development: 5-6 years

Child development: 6-9 months

Child development: 6-9 years

Child development: 9-12 months

Child nutrition (see: Feeding children)

Child safety

Children and families (see: Growing and learning in the family)

Children and learning about sexuality

Children and separation (see: Family break-up - helping children cope) Updated

Children and sport (see: Sport for children)

Children biting

Children fighting with their sisters or brothers (see: Sibling rivalry - children fighting with their sisters or brothers) Updated

Children in hospital

Children swallowing objects (see: Swallowed objects - children swallowing small objects)

Children with a disability

Children with hearing loss - hearing impairment

Children's early years (see: Right from the start - children's early years)

Children's grief (see: Grief and loss - children) Updated

Children's mental health

Choking on food and other objects

Choosing child care

Chronic childhood illness – managing the emotional impact Updated

Chronic Constipation in Childhood (see: Soiling and chronic constipation in children) Updated

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Circumcision

Cleft lip and palate

Clicky hips (see: Hips - developmental dysplasia of the hip)

Club foot Updated

Coeliac disease in children

Cold sores

Colds

Colic in babies

Comforters (see: Dummies, thumbs and other comforters)

Communication difficulties - children Updated

Conduct disorders - children and teenagers Updated

Congenital club foot (see: Club foot) Updated

Congenital dislocation of the hip (see: Hips - developmental dysplasia of the hip)

Congenital torticollis (see: Turned neck in babies - congenital torticollis)

Conjunctivitis (sticky eye) Updated

Constipation in babies and children

Coping skills (resilience)

Cots - what to look for Updated

Cow's milk allergy - babies and young children Updated

Cradle cap

Crisis (see: Dealing with a crisis - helping children deal with a crisis) Updated

Cross gender behaviour of children, including cross dressing

Crossed eyes - squint (see: Turned eyes (squint))

Croup Updated

Crying baby

CTEV (see: Club foot) Updated

Cuts, grazes and bruises

Cyber-safety

Cyberbullying

D

Deafness (see: Children with hearing loss - hearing impairment)

Dealing with a crisis - helping children deal with a crisis Updated

Depression in adolescence (see: Young people, feelings and depression)

Depression in children and young people

Depression, post natal (see: Antenatal and postnatal depression) Updated

Developmental delay

Developmental disabilities (alcohol related) (see: Pregnancy and alcohol – risks and effects on the developing baby)

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (see: Hips - developmental dysplasia of the hip)

Diabetes in children and teens

Diaper Rash (see: Nappy rash)

Diarrhoea (see: Gastroenteritis - babies and children) Updated

Disabilities (see: Children with a disability)

Disability - brothers and sisters

Discipline (teens)

Discipline - how parents can discipline children Updated

Discipline - what is discipline?

Discipline for different ages

Discipline for toddlers (see: Toddlers - tips for toddler troubles)

Divorce (see: Family break-up - helping children cope) Updated

Divorce and children (see: Parenting arrangements after separation)

Domestic violence (see: Family violence)

Domestic violence hurts children

Donor conception - telling your child

Drinking water (see: Water - drinking water)

Drowning prevention (see: Water safety for children) Updated

Drugs and parenting (see: Parents who use drugs)

Drugs and teenagers (see: Young people, alcohol and illegal drugs)

Dummies - safty alert (see: Babies' dummies – safety alert)

Dummies, thumbs and other comforters

Dyslexia (see: Specific learning difficulties)

E

Ear infections (see: Middle ear infections (Otitis Media))

Eating disorders (see: Young people, body image and food)

Eating things that are not food - pica

Eczema - babies and children Updated

Emotional abuse (see: Yelling in the family - effects on children) Updated

Encopresis (see: Soiling and chronic constipation in children) Updated

Enuresis (see: Bedwetting)

Epiglottitis

Epilepsy in childhood

Epistaxis (see: Nose bleeds)

Exam stress (see: Stress and exams)

Exclusion for infectious diseases - keeping sick children away from others Updated

Exercise (see: Physical activity for children)

Eyes (see: Your baby's eyes) Updated

F

Falls (see: Head injuries - babies and children) Updated

Families and young children (see: Growing and learning in the family)

Families that work well - parenting young children

Family break-up - helping children cope Updated

Family squabbles (see: Sibling rivalry - children fighting with their sisters or brothers) Updated

Family violence

Fathers (see: Being a dad)

Fathers - your relationship with your baby

Fathers – settling a baby

Fathers and depression after the birth of their baby

Fears - young children

Fears and phobias - older children and teenagers

Febrile convulsions - fits caused by fever Updated

Feeding babies and toddlers - finger foods

Feeding children

Feeding toddlers - 10 tips for happy meal times

Feeding toddlers - introduction

Feeding toddlers – what and how much?

Feeding your baby

Feeling angry - when parents feel angry Updated

Feeling sick - when children are unwell Updated

Feet (see: Gait - the way children walk)

Fetal alcohol syndrome (see: Pregnancy and alcohol – risks and effects on the developing baby)

Fever

Fifth disease (see: Slapped face disease - Parvovirus B19 infection ) Updated

Fighting - children fighting with their sisters or brothers (see: Sibling rivalry - children fighting with their sisters or brothers) Updated

First Aid (see: Cuts, grazes and bruises)

Fish for young children

Fits with Fever (see: Febrile convulsions - fits caused by fever) Updated

Flu (see: Influenza)

Food allergy (see: Reactions to food)

Food in adolescence (see: Young people, body image and food)

Food intolerance (see: Reactions to food)

Foods for babies (solids) 1 - how and when to start

Foods for babies (solids) 2 - questions and answers

Foreign objects (see: Swallowed objects - children swallowing small objects)

Freckles and moles

Fruit and vegetables for young children

Fused labia (labial adhesions) - babies and young girls Updated

Fussy babies (see: Fussy behaviour in babies - wonder weeks)

Fussy behaviour in babies - wonder weeks

Fussy eating - toddlers and young children Updated

G

Gait - the way children walk

Gastric Reflux (see: Reflux in babies - bringing milk up)

Gastroenteritis - babies and children Updated

Gastroesophageal reflux (see: Reflux in babies - bringing milk up)

German Measles (see: Rubella (German measles))

Giardia

Gifted and talented children

Giving up smoking (see: Smoking - giving up smoking )

Giving your child the best start (see: Right from the start - children's early years)

Glandular fever

Grandparenting

Grief and loss - children Updated

Growing and learning in the family

Growing and learning with babies

Growing and learning with preschoolers

Growing pains

Guiding children's behaviour - 'time in' (see: Time in: guiding children’s behaviour)

Gynaecomastia (male breasts) (see: Male breasts at puberty - (gynaecomastia))

H

Habits - children's habits Updated

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Head banging and rocking

Head injuries - babies and children Updated

Head lice

Head shape (see: Baby's head shape - plagiocephaly)

Headaches - children Updated

Health checks

Healthy screen habits - safe technology use

Hearing and hearing loss - babies and children Updated

Hearing impairment (see: Children with hearing loss - hearing impairment)

Hearing problems from noise (see: Noise and hearing) Updated

Hearing screening - newborn babies (see: Your baby's new-born hearing screening)

Heat rash (see: Rash under the chin and in other skin folds in babies - intertrigo)

Helping your children after a suicide

Hernia (see: Umbilical care and umbilical hernia)

Herpes Simplex Type 1 (see: Cold sores)

Hiccups

High fibre diet for children

Hips - developmental dysplasia of the hip

Hives

Home alone

Home safety for children Updated

Hospital - children in hospital (see: Children in hospital)

Hospital - your baby in hospital

How children learn

Hydrocephalus and shunts

I

Ibuprofen and paracetamol (see: Using paracetamol or ibuprofen - babies and children) Updated

Imaginary friends

Immunisation of children Updated

Impetigo (see: School sores (impetigo))

Infections in the ear canal (otitis externa or swimmer's ear)

Infectious Diseases (exclusion) (see: Exclusion for infectious diseases - keeping sick children away from others) Updated

Infectious Mononucleosis (see: Glandular fever)

Influenza

Intellectual disability - children Updated

Intertrigo (see: Rash under the chin and in other skin folds in babies - intertrigo)

Iron rich foods for babies and growing children

J

Jaundice in babies

K

Keeping sick children away from others (see: Exclusion for infectious diseases - keeping sick children away from others) Updated

L

Labial adhesions (see: Fused labia (labial adhesions) - babies and young girls) Updated

Lactose intolerance in babies

Language impairment (see: Communication difficulties - children ) Updated

Laryngo-tracheo-bronchitis (see: Croup) Updated

Learning in young children (see: How children learn)

Learning Problems (see: Specific learning difficulties)

Learning to talk

Leaving home - for parents of teenagers and young adults Updated

Leg Pains (see: Growing pains)

Legs (see: Gait - the way children walk)

Lies and fibs

Limits that stick (see: Discipline (teens))

Literacy - more than reading and writing

Living with adult children

Living with babies

Living with young people - parenting teenagers

Losing, winning and cheating - children (see: Winning, losing and cheating - children) Updated

Low lactose diet for children

Lye water - keeping children safe

Lying (see: Lies and fibs)

M

Male breasts at puberty - (gynaecomastia)

Measles

Medicines and Breastfeeding (see: Breastfeeding - medicines and drugs)

Medicines for fever and pain (see: Using paracetamol or ibuprofen - babies and children) Updated

Meningitis

Menstruation (see: Periods - the facts)

Middle ear infections (Otitis Media)

Migraine

Milestones: Children 0-4 years

Milk for toddlers

Misshapen head (see: Baby's head shape - plagiocephaly)

More than reading and writing (see: Literacy - more than reading and writing)

Mother-child relationship (see: Attachment - babies, young children and their parents) Updated

Mothers (see: New mums)

Motor development (see: Moving around - motor development of babies and toddlers)

Moving around - motor development of babies and toddlers

Multiple births (see: Twins)

Mumps

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) (see: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

N

Nappy rash

Neonatal jaundice (see: Jaundice in babies)

Neonatal screening test

Never shake a baby

New fathers (see: Being a dad)

New mums

New parents

New-born hearing screening (see: Your baby's new-born hearing screening)

Newborn screening (see: Neonatal screening test)

Night terrors - sleep terrors

Nightmares

Nits (see: Head lice)

Noise and hearing Updated

Nose bleeds

O

Obesity (see: Weight problems in childhood) Updated

Only child

Optimism - helping children to become optimistic

Oral-facial clefts (see: Cleft lip and palate)

Otitis externa (see: Infections in the ear canal (otitis externa or swimmer's ear))

Otitis media (see: Middle ear infections (Otitis Media))

Overweight Children (see: Weight problems in childhood) Updated

P

Pacifiers (see: Dummies, thumbs and other comforters)

Paracetamol and ibuprofen (see: Using paracetamol or ibuprofen - babies and children) Updated

Parent's rights (see: What about parents' rights?)

Parent-child relationship (see: Attachment - babies, young children and their parents) Updated

Parenting (see: Being a parent)

Parenting arrangements after separation

Parenting children - what is your parenting style?

Parenting style (see: Parenting children - what is your parenting style?)

Parenting teenagers (see: Living with young people - parenting teenagers)

Parents on drugs (see: Parents who use drugs)

Parents thinking about separating (see: Thinking of separating - separation and its effects on children)

Parents who use drugs

Parents with a mental illness

Parties and teenagers - a guide for parents (see: Young people and parties) Updated

Parvovirus B19 infection (see: Slapped face disease - Parvovirus B19 infection ) Updated

Passive smoking - protecting babies and children

Peer pressure

Periods - the facts

Pertussis (see: Whooping cough (pertussis))

Physical activity for children

Physical disability - children

Pica (see: Eating things that are not food - pica)

Pimples (see: Acne (pimples, zits)) Updated

Pinworms (see: Worms - worm infections of children in Australia) Updated

Plagiocephaly (see: Baby's head shape - plagiocephaly)

Play with children

Playing safely

Pocket money

Poisoning - keeping children safe Updated

Poos, wees and nappies

Post-traumatic distress in children

Postnatal depression (see: Antenatal and postnatal depression) Updated

Postnatal depression - fathers (see: Fathers and depression after the birth of their baby)

Prams and strollers: a safety guide

Pregnancy - risks

Pregnancy and alcohol – risks and effects on the developing baby

Pregnancy in adolescence (see: Teenage pregnancy)

Protecting children from sexual abuse

Psychological assessments of children

Puberty

Q

Quarrelling (see: Sibling rivalry - children fighting with their sisters or brothers) Updated

R

Rash under the chin and in other skin folds in babies - intertrigo

Rashes in babies - roseola infantum

Reactions to food

Reading with babies

Reading with children (see: Why stories are important)

Recovering after bushfire - helping children

Reflux in babies - bringing milk up

Resilience (see: Coping skills (resilience))

Right from the start - children's early years

Rights for parents (see: What about parents' rights?)

Ringworm (see: Tinea - ringworm)

Risks in pregnancy (see: Pregnancy - risks)

Roseola infantum (see: Rashes in babies - roseola infantum)

Rotavirus gastroenteritis

Rubella (German measles)

Rubeola (see: Measles)

Running away

S

Safe sleep for babies and toddlers

Safe technology use - healthy screen habits (see: Healthy screen habits - safe technology use)

Safe toys (see: Toy safety) Updated

Safety - baby walkers (see: Baby walkers)

Safety - blind, curtain and electrical cords

Safety for children 0-4 years

Safety in the Home (see: Home safety for children) Updated

Sandpits

Scalds

Scarlet fever

School refusal and truancy

School sores (impetigo)

School suspension, exclusion or expulsion

Seat Belts (see: Car safety restraints)

Seat belts for children (see: Car safety restraints)

Second baby

Self-esteem for children and teenagers

Self-harm

Separation and its effects on children (see: Thinking of separating - separation and its effects on children)

Separation anxiety

Sexual abuse - protecting children (see: Protecting children from sexual abuse)

Sexual development in adolescence (see: Talking sex with young people)

Sexuality - children and learning about sexuality (see: Children and learning about sexuality)

Shouting in the family - effects on children (see: Yelling in the family - effects on children) Updated

Shunts and hydrocephalus (see: Hydrocephalus and shunts)

Shyness

Sibling rivalry - children fighting with their sisters or brothers Updated

SIDS (see: Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infancy (including SIDS))

Single parenting

Sinusitis - children Updated

Slapped face disease - Parvovirus B19 infection Updated

Sleep - 3 to 6 months

Sleep - 3 years to 6 years

Sleep - 6 months to 3 years

Sleep - birth to 3 months

Sleep - moving from a cot to a bed (see: Toddlers - moving from a cot to a bed)

Sleep for teenagers

Sleep in early childhood

Sleep Problems (see: Nightmares)

Sleep terrors (see: Night terrors - sleep terrors)

Sleep walking and sleep talking - children

Sleeping bags for babies (see: Wrapping babies safely - and sleeping bags)

Smoking - giving up smoking

Soiling and chronic constipation in children Updated

Solids for Babies (see: Foods for babies (solids) 1 - how and when to start)

Sore Eyes (see: Conjunctivitis (sticky eye)) Updated

Sore Throat (see: Tonsillitis) Updated

Soy infant formulas (see: Bottle feeding - soy infant formulas)

Specific learning difficulties

Speech Development (see: Learning to talk)

Speech impairment (see: Communication difficulties - children ) Updated

Spilling (see: Reflux in babies - bringing milk up)

Splitting up (see: Family break-up - helping children cope) Updated

Sport for children

Squint (see: Turned eyes (squint))

Stammering (see: Stuttering)

Starting school

Starting solids 1 - how and when to start (see: Foods for babies (solids) 1 - how and when to start)

Starting solids 2 - questions and answers (see: Foods for babies (solids) 2 - questions and answers)

Stealing - when children steal Updated

Stepfamilies (see: Blended families)

Stomach ache (see: Abdominal pain (stomach ache) - children) Updated

Story time with babies and young children (see: Why stories are important)

Strabismus (see: Turned eyes (squint))

Streptococcal sore throat (see: Scarlet fever)

Stress and exams

Stuttering

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (see: Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infancy (including SIDS))

Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infancy (including SIDS)

Suicidal Risk in Adolescence (see: Young people, feelings and depression)

Suicide (see: Helping your children after a suicide)

Summer heat and babies (see: Babies in hot weather)

Sun protection for children

Surviving sexual abuse - for parents

Swallowed objects - children swallowing small objects

Swearing - when children swear Updated

Swimmer's ear (see: Infections in the ear canal (otitis externa or swimmer's ear))

Swimming safety (see: Water safety for children) Updated

T

Talipes Equino Varus (CTEV) (see: Club foot) Updated

Talking sex with young people

Tantrums

Teasing

Teenage pregnancy

Teenagers - eating well and eating disorders (see: Young people, body image and food)

Teenagers - living with them (see: Adolescence - when times get tough)

Teenagers and depression (see: Young people, feelings and depression)

Teenagers and parties (see: Young people and parties) Updated

Teeth - decay and erosion

Teeth - dental care for children

Teeth - development and teething

Television - a guide for parents

Testes (testicles) - babies and children

The early years (see: Right from the start - children's early years)

Thinking of separating - separation and its effects on children

Thrush - babies and breastfeeding

Time in: guiding children’s behaviour

Tinea - ringworm

Toddler behaviour (see: Toddlers - tips for toddler troubles)

Toddlers - feeding toddlers (see: Feeding toddlers - introduction)

Toddlers - fussy eating (see: Fussy eating - toddlers and young children) Updated

Toddlers - keeping them safe

Toddlers - living with toddlers

Toddlers - moving from a cot to a bed

Toddlers - tips for toddler troubles

Toilet training Updated

Tongue-tie Updated

Tonsillitis Updated

Torticollis (see: Turned neck in babies - congenital torticollis)

Toy safety Updated

Tropical ear (see: Infections in the ear canal (otitis externa or swimmer's ear))

Truancy (see: School refusal and truancy)

Tummy pain (see: Abdominal pain (stomach ache) - children) Updated

Tummy Upsets (see: Gastroenteritis - babies and children) Updated

Turned eyes (squint)

Turned neck in babies - congenital torticollis

Twins

Twisted neck in babies - congenital torticollis (see: Turned neck in babies - congenital torticollis)

U

Umbilical care and umbilical hernia

Unsettled Baby (see: Crying baby)

Urinary tract infection in young children (UTIs) Updated

Urine infections in children (see: Urinary tract infection in young children (UTIs)) Updated

Urticaria (see: Hives)

Using paracetamol or ibuprofen - babies and children Updated

V

Varicella Zoster (see: Chickenpox)

Vegetarian diets for children

Vegetarian eating for young people Updated

Violence towards parents by young people Updated

Vision (see: Your baby's eyes) Updated

Vision - short sightedness (myopia) Updated

Vision impairment - children Updated

Vitamin K at birth

W

Walking (see: Gait - the way children walk)

Water - drinking water

Water safety for children Updated

Weight problems in childhood Updated

What about parents' rights?

What are babies like? (see: Babies - common questions and answers) Updated

What is your parenting style? (see: Parenting children - what is your parenting style?)

Wheezing babies (see: Bronchiolitis (wheezing babies))

Whooping cough (pertussis)

Why stories are important

WildFires (see: Bushfires - supporting children who have been affected by a bushfire)

Wind in babies

Winning, losing and cheating - children Updated

Wonders weeks - fussy behaviour in babies (see: Fussy behaviour in babies - wonder weeks)

Worms - worm infections of children in Australia Updated

Wrapping babies safely - and sleeping bags

Y

Yelling in the family - effects on children Updated

Young parents

Young people and parties Updated

Young people who are gay, lesbian or bisexual

Young people, alcohol and illegal drugs

Young people, body image and food

Young people, feelings and depression

Your baby in hospital (see: Hospital - your baby in hospital)

Your baby's eyes Updated

Your baby's new-born hearing screening

Z

Zits (see: Acne (pimples, zits)) Updated