Boy with a virus blowing his nose into a tissue

Symptoms of the new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) are similar to a range of other illnesses such as the flu. They include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing. Having them does not necessarily mean that your child or you have coronavirus. Most people with this virus are not severely ill. 

Father and teenage daughter looking and laughing at something on a mobile phone

The best parenting skill you can have is to simply act like one! In order for your kids to respect you, you must give them a person worth respecting.

A baby doll in a bath

There are 3 really important steps when caring for your child with eczema: using lots of moisturiser; bathing once a day and using steroids when your child's skin has active eczema. Watch the video to see these steps in action.  

Treating a child for head lice using a fine-tooth head lice comb

Head lice are small insects that live on the human scalp. They are common and cause concern and frustration for parents, children and young people. Dimethicone lotion is a very effective treatment that your family doctor can prescribe - check out our step by step guide.

Woman putting a young girl into a car seat

Keep your child safe in the car. Make sure your baby is in a rear-facing car seat until they are at least 2 years old. Keep your child in a booster seat until they are 148cm tall - for most children, that's somewhere between 10 and 12 years of age.

Young girl holding her tummy and looking like she's in discomfort

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases. In children, they can cause tummy pain, diarrhoea, bleeding from their bottom, or weight loss. If you are worried about these, take your child to your family doctor.