Protecting your child's skin and teaching your child mindfulness

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Fri 25 March 2016

30 mins

Have you noticed small coloured blemishes appearing on your child's skin? This could be the start of their life long relationship with moles and freckles. Genetics play a big part in how your child's skin matures but what about sun exposure?  We chat to Dr David Orchard from the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne about sun exposure, sun safety and small kids.

Also, we speak to mindfulness expert Karen Young, from Hey Sigmund, about teaching young kids how to be mindful.

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