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Does your child suffer from school refusal?

by Sonia Chartier, on 12 September 2017, Children's Health, Stress and sleep
school refusal

Like other phobias such as arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and aviophobia (fear of flying), school refusal, formerly known as “school phobia,” is an irrational and persistent fear that is out of proportion to the actual risk.

Given that compulsory schooling lasts from ages five to 16, school refusal can have a major impact on quality of life for children and their parents.

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Hay fever in children, what can be done?

by Owen Wiseman, H.BSc., on 7 September 2017, Allergies, Children's Health
hay fever

It’s that time of year again.

Our predictable April showers have returned new life to the barren grounds left by the cool touch of winter, but just as predictable is your child’s annual visit from hay fever.

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Juvenile arthritis: 6 signs and symptoms

by Krista Halton, on 14 March 2017, Children's Health, Muscle and joint
juvenile-arthritis

Growing up we all remember complaining to our parents about achy muscles or joints, only to have our moans brushed off as “growing pains,” a required rite of passage for our bones to become big and strong. The potential of arthritis never came to mind because it was a disease typically associated to the aging population.

Now, research and statistics show that these symptoms may be early signals of a more serious, inflammatory rheumatic disease – juvenile arthritis (JA).

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Hyperactivity or normal behaviour?

by Sonia Chartier, on 10 August 2015, Children's Health, Healthy Living, Stress and sleep
hyperactivity

co-written by Irma Schutte

The noticeable change in the behaviour and performance of our school children is giving cause for concern. This change does not necessarily mean that children are less gifted than they used to be. There is no doubt that it arises largely from our changed environmental conditions, especially the ever increasing flood of stimuli to which they are exposed today.

These behavioural problems also spill back into their family lives. Anxiety, aggressiveness and opposition to any form of discipline are becoming more apparent in preschool children.

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