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Has your child injured his or her head in the past few days?

EMERGENCY!

call an ambulance r

Does your child have a temperature of 38°C (100°F) or above?

no yes possible causes In many cases, confusion following a head injury is short-lived. However, it may be an indication of a serious brain injury or be associated with bleeding between the skull and the brain.

action Do not give your child anything to eat or drink while waiting for the ambulance. Your child will be fully examined in hospital and may need tests such as a skull X-ray (p.39) or CT scanning (p.40). He or she may need to stay in hospital for monitoring.

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Confident Kids

Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.

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