In this resource

The content in this resource is designed to help parents ensure their child stays fit, healthy, and happy. 

 The “Managing your child’s asthma” resource will also help parents and caregivers to answer these questions:

  • What is asthma?
  • What are the symptoms of asthma?
  • What are the triggers for asthma?
  • How is asthma treated?
  • What should I do to manage my child’s asthma?
  • What should I do in an emergency?
  • Should my child be physically active?
  • Who can help?
  • Who are our asthma health providers? 

Asthma is a common New Zealand illness, but it’s scary for parents when it affects their child. It’s not unusual for parents to find it difficult to take in information, or leave the doctor’s office feeling overwhelmed and wishing they had asked more questions.
Because everyone learns in different ways, we have produced the resource as a printed booklet and an online learning tool that includes narrations.

Download the printed booklet to read, or access the online learning tool for free:

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