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Is My Child Addicted?

Is My Child Addicted?

Kids don’t suffer from addictions do they? Surely not. Surely as parents we can lead our children down the safest paths in life to avoid the pitfalls of an addiction? Not always of course. Whether it be alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and the like, people around us are […]

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Sensory Pretend Disorder

Sensory Pretend Disorder

I really wish I’d thought up the title of this article myself – I must confess I didn’t. It comes from an American psychologist, Travis Thompson. But it’s so good, I had to use it. I’m sure Mr Thompson will forgive me. Some time ago, I wrote […]

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The Art of Ignoring

The Art of Ignoring

As a parent and paediatrician, I am in a somewhat unique position to be able to observe other parents and their parenting styles, and reflect on how they might differ to my own. Despite the best of intentions, I’d be lying if I said I practiced what […]

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Vitamin D – Really Important or Just a Trend?

Up until recently, most of us who see children regularly, didn’t often check Vitamin D levels in children. Sure, significant Vitamin D deficiency can cause bone problems such as rickets, but that is uncommon in the Australian childhood population. Unless rickets was suspected, Vitamin D levels were […]

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Sleeping Through the Night

Sleeping Through the Night

One of the most common questions I am asked, particularly from first time parents is: “When will our baby sleep through the night?” There’s a loaded question! One could translate that to: “When will we sleep through the night and not feel so exhausted all the time!?!?” […]

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Immunisations in Children with Special Needs

Immunisations in Children with Special Needs

Immunisations are the mainstay of protecting children and adults from preventable, and sometimes life-threatening infectious illnesses. They have been around in some shape or form for many decades now, and are constantly evolving to meet the challenges of new infectious organisms, and different strains of older ones. […]

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Chiropractor Controversy…

I recently wrote an article for an online publication. It generated a very emotional response, as I suspected it would. There were those who agreed, and many who vigorously didn’t. I thought it worthwhile reproducing it here, in the knowledge that there may be an onslaught of […]

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