I forget to say – I’ve just updated the resource centre. I love a good parent handout. I use them frequently. I once heard the statistic that if a nurse imparts medical information to a patient, they remember a third of it. If a doctor does, it’s one sixth. Being told information about your child can be bamboozling. That’s why handouts are so good. In the space of your own home, you can digest the information at your pace, without feeling like you’re on the clock.
If you need any information, I’ve listed some of Australia’s most reputable paediatric medical websites, with a huge range of information…
Or, just go to my main page, hover the cursor over ‘Resources’ in the menu, and drop down to ‘Resource Centre’.
A taste of what it has is listed below.
I hope you find it useful!
A vast range of parent fact sheets, in non-medical terms, on both common and complex paediatric conditions (ie, ‘birthmarks’ to ‘Berlin Heart’)
An amazing website, with resources for common paediatric issues, categorised by condition (sleep, eating, behaviour etc.) and by age (newborn, baby, toddler, child etc.)
Funded by the State Government of Victoria – incredibly comprehensive – if you don’t find your question in the sites above, try this one. Listed by condition (ie, under ‘A’ you’ll find ‘anaphylaxis’, ‘anthrax’, ‘arthritis’ etc.)
Parenting and Child Health information – like the Raising Children Website, with excellent advice for practical and common conditions, listed by name. (eg ‘being a dad’, ‘peer pressure’, ‘separation anxiety’)
A bit more high tech – perfect if your child has a diagnosis and needs to go to a larger hospital, helping to demystify procedures and disease processes.
One Step at a Time – a brilliant step-by-step toilet training booklet from CFA, for if you’re stuck with toilet training.
Articles on all facets of raising a child – just what you needed…
None of these? You think your question is too specific? Then check out this site: