Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Good evening everyone!! It is yet again late Monday night and I have not written a medical blog post for the week (*face palm*).  Sorry!  In my defence, I’ve had a bit of a rough old week, with many sad anniversaries (5 in total) for me in the last 7-8 days.  It was...

Toddler Tantrums

Tantrumming toddlers. Enough to drive any parents and any person in the near vicinity up the wall. Here are some practical strategies to try with your Two or Threenager (or older tantrummer) in an attempt to save your sanity.

Gifted children and behavioural problems

Why gifted children develop behavioural problems I have had a little run of seeing kids in clinic of late who have been particularly gifted.  It is more common for a paediatrician to see children who struggle with their learning due to below average thinking and...

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

I see a lot of children through my clinical work who have troubles with attention and concentration, and this may manifest as a variety of different presentations, for example: learning problems behaviour problems: like emotional dysregulation, oppositional or defiant...

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About Dr Megs

About Dr Megs

Megan is a Brisbane and Ipswich-based paediatrician in public and private practice, and mum to two small children. You can usually find her working hard in private practice at Paeds in a Pod North Lakes and Greenslopes, and in public practice at Ipswich Hospital.

PLEASE NOTE: This blog is written for the purpose of providing GENERAL advice about common children's health topics (and of course recipes). It is NOT a substitute for a proper medical assessment and examination by a qualified physician. If your child is unwell, seek medical and attention and advice in person.