1. Pre-teens

Health & wellbeing

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    A good family GP understands the importance of getting to know you and your children. Here’s how to find the right GP for your family.

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    Allergies in children – what are they? And what can you do about them? This clear, practical guide explains causes and treatments for children’s allergies.

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    If you’re choosing mental health services for your teenage child, it’s vital to look for services that suit your child’s and family’s needs. Here’s how.

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    What are carbohydrates? What’s the glycaemic index or GI? And why are they important? This article explains how to use GI to make family eating healthier.

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    Talking about sex plays a big role in children’s sex education and sexual development. Find out how to talk with older kids about sex, sexuality and bodies.

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    Bedwetting happens when children don’t wake in the night to wee. There are many bedwetting treatments – talk to your GP about what’s best for your child.

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    Healthy teeth and gums are vital to your pre-teen child’s general health. Dental care for children’s teeth starts with cleaning teeth twice a day.

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    First aid for burns and scalds starts with checking how bad the burn is. If you’re not sure, get medical help. Also treat the burn with cool running water.

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    The key to relaxed family travel is planning ahead. Use our checklist to make sure your plan has something for everyone, and you pack everything you need.

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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