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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Book Giveaway: The A to Z of Children's Health from The Hospital for Sick Children

We've experienced our share of childhood illness with our three children - luckily nothing overly serious.  Jillian has had ear tubes put in three times and we've had a lot of speech therapy, but other than that we've not spent an significant amount of time with sick kids.  {knock on wood}

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
  • bullying
  • diaper rash
  • teething
  • temper tantrums
Bullying really piqued my interest, as my son tells me that he is always bullied at school and he's used to it.  It's heartbreaking to me.

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.
 CREDIT: Courtesy: The A to Z of Children’s Health: A Parent’s Guide From Birth to 10 Years byDr Jeremy Friedman & Dr Natasha Saunders © 2013 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission.

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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27 comments:

Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

I will either check with my mom or look at one of my fave parenting sites.

Annie1 said...

Usually my sister or sometimes online!

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Amy C said...

I like to look everything up on google.

Lisa KH said...

My go-to source is doctor websites and our local Health Links phone number.
weezi_k (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anna .w said...

I usually check on the internet first then if I can not find what I am looking for I will call telehealth.

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Nancy Tch said...

I call Telehealth Ontario if I can't get into the doctor.

Victoria S said...

My mother :) Victoria Ess

Carolle Hal said...

I always ckeck with my Pharmacy

Lynda Cook said...

I always call my mother first, then google second

Beth Gallinger said...

I go to WebMD a lot.

Monique L.S. said...

I go to other moms. First-hand experience is always helpful.

409cope said...

I always checked with my mom.

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Angela M said...

My sister who has 4 children is my go to resource.

Angie B said...

I usually google it or I ask friends/family that have children that are older than mine who have likely gone through the issue at hand already.

Kathy said...

I go online to WedMD.

truckerofbc said...

We have a health number that we call which is the Nurse's Hotline

Tanis S said...

I talk to my DR when I have questions!

Sue2Sueper said...

Certainly GOOGLE is my best friend, yet this book would have more reliable information I am sure.

Laurie Bolduc said...

My mom and if its something she is not sure of then I research it online but I am also very unsure what is valid info when searching online.

Stephanie LaPlante said...

I google absolutely everything health related.

Sarah Stickney said...

my mom

Julie Bolduc said...

The. Internet

Glogirl said...

I don't have kids but my go-to resource would probably be my mother!

Christy Martin said...

Google! Probably not the best choice as it is easy to get distracted from reliable sources.

robynl said...

ask Mom or friends who have older children and have been through lots already