COVID-19: Managing risk when returning to school Heather Henry discusses how to protect children’s mental and physical wellbeing in the classroom Singing for lung health for children with asthma Heather Henry explains the physical and mental health benefits of vocal exercises for young people 1 comment Recognising glandular fever amid diagnostic complications Suneeta Kochhar presents a checklist for identifying and treating this condition Understanding the underlying causes of nocturnal enuresis June Rogers explains why it is vital to ensure prompt and appropriate assessment for bedwetting The nutritional advantage of cow’s milk in children and young people Sara Patience examines the nutritional role of milk in the diets of pre-school and adolescent groups Raising awareness of endometriosis in adolescent girls It can cause significant pain and harm education in adolescents, write Amie Randhawa and Lucy Land Psychosocially supporting the teenager with ADHD Tania Hart, Gillian Eccles, David Bird, and Sarah Wickes use case studies to illustrate the issues Croup: a clinical examination Sam Gray outlines the best ways to examine and treat children presenting with croup The anaphylactic reaction Suspected cases of anaphylaxis must have emergency treatment initiated promptly, says Suneeta Kochhar Tackling obesity in children between the ages of five and 11 Poor weight management in childhood can lead to lifelong health problems, writes Louise Cremonesini Tackling insect anaphylaxis The management of allergic reactions to insect bites and stings is explained by Jean Watkins Managing chronic pain in children An overview of how to treat the most common types of pain experienced by children. By A Sahib El-Radhi Pollution: The lungs and beyond Pollution is one of the most detrimental factors to public health, writes Mark Greener Supporting children living with life-limiting illnesses Caring for children with life-limiting illnesses is rare, but community nurses must be prepared, writes Karen Brombley. Understanding FGM and its impact An awareness of female genital mutilation will prepare nurses, writes Lazara Dominguez-Garcia Helping children to learn and grow Children's body shape constantly changes as they grow and transition from baby through to adolescent. Demystifying constipation Childhood constipation is a common reason for parents seeking help and advice. Siba Prosad Paul and Christine Routley provide an overview of managing the condition in the community Managing a case of childhood atopic eczema effectively Atopic eczema in children is generally managed in primary care, so it is vital for nurses to address barriers which might prevent effective therapy, explains Suneeta Kochhar. Inhaled corticosteroids slow growth Regularly using low or medium doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICs) suppresses children's growth during the year after starting treatment for mild to moderate persistent asthma, a Cochrane review has concluded. Pharmacological options for smoking cessation in youths The effective prescribing of nicotine replacement therapy and nurse support can help young people quit smoking, explains Darush Attar-Zadeh. Alleviating anxiety after a child's asthma diagnosis Steve Holmes and Jane Scullion consider how best to address parental worries after their child is diagnosed with asthma. Assessing and managing atopic eczema in children Atopic eczema is not always recognised as serious, but it can have a significant impact on children's quality of life, explains Sandra Lawton. Allergic rhinitis in children Rebecca Batt discusses the effects of seasonal allergic rhinitis on children and the treatment options available. Itching in young children Itching is one of the most common dermatological complaints seen in practice. Jean Watkins discusses the causes and treatments in children. ADHD linked to allergies Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to develop atopic diseases and skin infections like impetigo, new research suggests.