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7 pointers to understanding childcare subsidy

7 Pointers to Understanding Childcare Subsidy

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Taking care of children can be rather expensive. Thankfully, there are several different programs available for caregivers that are experiencing difficulty caring for their children. You need to qualify for them based on different...
5 reasons it’s safe for kids to go back to school

5 reasons it’s safe for kids to go back to school

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Picture: Shuttlestock In mid March, cases of COVID-19 – the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 – dramatically increased in Australia and the government responded with an effective public health strategy. People who could, shifted to working from home,...
easter eggs can bring a little ‘normality’ to kids in isolation. but should we ration them or let kids eat how many they like?

Easter eggs can bring a little ‘normality’ to kids in isolation. But should we...

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Image: Shuttlestock This Easter will be especially challenging, with family isolation and many parents under financial strain, or other stressors. So, many parents will be looking to restore some sense of “normality” by welcoming the Easter...
morrison has rescued childcare from covid-19 collapse – but the details are still murky

Morrison has rescued childcare from COVID-19 collapse – but the details are still murky

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Picture: Shuttlestock Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced free childcare for more than one million families, with a funding boost that aims to keep more than 13,000 childcare services across Australia open. In doing so, the government has...
worried about your child getting coronavirus? here’s what you need to know

Worried about your child getting coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know

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Picture: Shutterstock The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, has infected nearly 90,000 people and caused more than 3,000 deaths so far. Parents are understandably concerned. But it’s important to keep in mind that comparatively few...
some infant formula milks contain more sugar than soda drinks – new research

Some infant formula milks contain more sugar than soda drinks – new research

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Image: Shutterstock/Lithiumphoto Some formula milks have double the sugar per serving than a glass of soda. That was the key finding of our global investigation into the sugar content of infant formula and follow-on milks. But perhaps...
early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

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Keeping in touch with nature may assist with allergy protection. Picture: Katya Shut/Shutterstock Over the past few decades, allergies and asthma have become common childhood diseases, especially in developed countries. Almost 20% of Australians experience some kind of...
things you need to know before getting your eyes tested

Things You Need To Know Before Getting Your Eyes Tested

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So many people are not sure what to expect from the eye specialist when they got an appointment with them, specifically if it’s their first comprehensive eye check-up. There is a wide variety of...
loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

Loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

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Young adults and people living in the inner city are among those most likely to be lonely, according to the ABC’s Australia Talks project.  Image from www.shutterstock.com The ABC’s Australia Talks project aims to stimulate a conversation...
maintaining successful potty training when travelling

Maintaining Successful Potty Training when Travelling

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Potty training – often not the most favourite part of parenting with the messes, misses, are they ready are they not? Add to that travelling while potty training...now there is the potential for hard...