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Signs your child is ready to start school

Knowing when your child is ready to head off to “big school” can be a tricky one, especially if your child’s birthday falls in the early half of the year. Age-wise your child may be ready to start school, but are they...

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How to choose the right school shoes

It’s that time of the year when the overwhelm of getting kids organised for the school year kicks in. As a parent of a school-aged child, I put my hand up, I understand the dilemma of sourcing the ‘right’ gear to ensure my child has the best opportunity to thrive in class, the playground and on the sporting field. And with the basic shoe-drobe consisting of school shoes, running shoes and any other sports-specific variations...

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Recipes

Salmon and millet rissoles

Most kids love to eat anything they can shovel into their mouth at one go. These salmon rissoles are great for doing just that! Serve with a sweet home-made tomato salsa or a cucumber and yoghurt relish. They make a great lunchbox snack.

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Signs & Symptoms

Bites and stings

Living in Australia we all know they’re around, those creepy-crawlies, slithery, stinging creatures that inhabit the planet with us. We are fortunate enough to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, it is inevitable that our paths will cross.  Biting/stinging insects may join us on the family picnic. Jellyfish lurk in the waves during a day at the beach. A brown snake may happen to pass through the tables of a child’s birthday party (a first-hand experience). While...

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Signs & Symptoms

Understanding your child’s fevers

Fever is incredibly common in children. Having an understanding of why children (and adults) can develop a fever is important. There are many myths about fever, the number one being that a fever is the actual illness. Fever is not the illness, it is the body’s natural response when we get an infection (eg. a virus or bacteria). Our bodies are incredibly smart. Many viruses and bacteria cannot survive in a ‘hot’ environment, so our...

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