Nonetheless, it is really important to have a resource on hand when illness does show up. Of course, the internet is a great resource, but Dr. Google can sometimes lead you astray. It is important to have a reliable resource such as The A to Z of Children's Health from the Hospital for Sick Children close by when symptoms arise.
Challenge: #PGMom & The A to Z of Children's Health
As a PGMom, I was asked if I would like to take part in a fun little challenge, and share my thoughts. While, my children are past the toddler stage, I do have a sister who often phones and starts the conversation with: I have a question....
And, while I like to think I am a plethora of information - I am not - and my memory really kind of stinks.
So, taking the challenge was a pretty interesting undertaking. Visit the What can I do? section of The A to Z of Children's Health to find answers to some of the most often asked questions. Including the following:
- bed wetting
- diaper rash
- temper tantrums
Here is the advice given in The A to Z of Children's Health, and how to manage bullying:
- Open the lines of communication with your child and with the school about this issue.
- Ask your child directly about bullying, particularly if there has been a change in your child’s mood, behavior, or academic performance.
- Save and report. Ask your child to save the threatening message and report it to an appropriate adult.
- Learn the language, acronyms and secret codes of bullying.
- Learn the different types of bullying.
- Tell your child never post or text anything on the Internet that you wouldn’t want the whole world to read.
- Tell your child never share passwords. Sometimes best friends “turn,” and some are simply careless.
- Tell your child not to respond. To leave the chat room, online game, social networking site or text chat immediately if a threat is made.
- Tell your child to block subsequent messages. Use the technology to automatically block texts and emails from the individual.
While a book can't ever replace a physician's advice, I think a resource such as this book is essential for every home with a child. I can see it will be well used, especially in the middle of the night when children always seem to get ill.
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