For Parents: Your Pituitary Child, 5 to 11 Years

This A5 booklet provides information for parents who have a primary school-age child with a pituitary condition.

You may find that not all of the information applies to you in particular, but we hope it helps you to understand your condition better and offers you a basis for discussion with your child’s GP and their paediatric endocrinologist.


  • The pituitary gland
  • The hypothalamus
  • Conditions
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment and ongoing care
  • Monitoring your child in clinic
  • Questions to ask their paediatric team
  • Your child’s file
  • Starting school
  • Advising teachers and staff
  • Preparing your child
  • Sick day rules
  • Puberty
    • In females
    • In males
  • Transition
  • Practical advice
  • Support for parents
  • A parent’s story
  • Useful links

Also available to download for free