1. Pre-teens
  2. Mental health & physical health

Pre-teen health concerns

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    Childhood obesity

    Childhood obesity is when children have too much body fat. Read how a healthy family lifestyle helps kids avoid obesity and benefits health and wellbeing.

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    Overweight and obesity management in teenagers

    Unhealthy weight gain can be a risk for teenagers. Help your child manage weight with a healthy lifestyle, and get help for overweight and obesity issues.

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    Second-hand smoke and your child

    Second-hand smoke can cause serious health problems for your child. Here’s how to reduce the risks to children of second-hand smoke or passive smoking.

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    Taking your child’s temperature

    It’s important to know how to take your child’s temperature to check for fever. Here’s how to take a temperature using different kinds of thermometers.

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    Fever

    If your child’s temperature is higher than 38°C, it’s probably a fever. A fever is a sign of illness. Here’s what to do when your child has a fever.

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    Swimming pool hygiene

    Sometimes germs in swimming pools can make children sick. Our simple precautions for swimming pool hygiene can help your family stay healthy in pool water.

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    Colds

    A cold is a type of upper respiratory tract infection. You can’t cure a cold, but you can treat cold symptoms to help your child feel more comfortable.

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    Circumcision

    Circumcising your son is your choice. It’s a decision best made when you have information from all sides of the circumcision debate. Our article explains.

Raising Children Network is supported by the Australian Government. Member organisations are the Parenting Research Centre and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health.

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