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4 September 2017

Sleep training can make life much harder for both mother and baby, according to Adjunct Associate Professor Pamela Douglas who is using the latest neuroscience findings to re-educate families on baby’s sleep.

Talk to new mothers about breastfeeding, and there’s one message sure to come through: it’s painful and it’s difficult.

Dr Pam Douglas, a researcher at the University of Queensland, says women tell her that the pain they suffer while breastfeeding is worse than labour.

It's that time of year – the holidays between finishing kinder and starting Prep.  Some kids will be looking forward to starting school and others don't want to even try on their new school uniform.  So how do parents know whether their child is ready for school?

Ever tried singing “If you’re angry and you know it, stamp your feet” to a toddler who is experiencing a frustrating moment and noticed a light switch on in their eyes and a smile slowly appear?

ADHD is a diagnosis based on a checklist of symptoms or behaviours. We can see these in children when a part of the brain, in the prefrontal cortex called 'executive function', isn't working well. 

Different professionals will have different processes for making the diagnosis.

It can be incredibly confusing for parents and carers when your child needs extra help to meet their particular developmental challenges.  

There are lots of different reasons as to why children may struggle with aspects of school - learning difficulties, emotional challenges, hearing loss, health problems, social issues or even just poor fit between your child and the particular teacher or school.

Do you worry that your child is doing things or behaving in ways that other children aren't or that your child's behaviour just doesn't make sense?

Dear Brian, There are, I’m told, long queues of parents outside your stall at the Brisbane Pregnancy Babies and Children Expo this weekend, waiting patiently for a Medicare-rebate-only consultation with you.

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Masterclasses
Join our Masterclasses for health professionals on 21-22 September 2018 in Melbourne.

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The opening of The Possums Centre
Parents can now see Dr Pamela Douglas at the Possums Education and Research Centre, Greenslopes Private Hospital.

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PIPPS
We have now launched PIPPS Parents, which gives you access to support of other parents and a wealth of Possums’ resources.

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