Children do get headaches. They usually say, “My head hurts.” In the young child they may be associated with an illness or a viral infection. In the older child it could be related to overexcitement, tension, stress or a vision problem.
For a mild headache, you may lay your child down in a quiet dark room with a cool towel on their forehead. If the headache persists, give paracetamol for temporary relief, and watch them closely.
Chapter 4 Your Child's Health