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Talking to Children about Cybersafety

Talking to Children about Cybersafety

Courtesy of Catholic Education Townsville   Talking to children, no matter their age, about safety online is as important as talking to children about stranger danger. The reality is that one in four children will experience something online that can make them...

Introducing Dads Group Townsville

June 20, 2022  is International Fathers’ Mental Health Day and to help shine a light on this important topic during June and beyond, Townsville Family Life is partnering with not-for-profit organisation, Dad Groups Group, which is dedicated to changing the culture of...

National Burns Awareness Month

National Burns Awareness Month

with thanks to Parentmedic NQ   June is National Burns Awareness Month, so the focus is on keeping our children safe by preventing burns and if there is a burn the first aid treatment. Ways to prevent burns and scalds Burn injuries often occur in the home, most...

National Road Safety Week 2022

National Road Safety Week 2022

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. Most of us know the basics of car safety: don’t drink and drive, don’t tailgate, don’t drive when tired and always be alert. But there’s more to staying safe on the road, especially when you’re driving with children in the...

The Importance of Gross Motor Skills

The Importance of Gross Motor Skills

With thanks to Apricus Health Gross motor development is an important milestone for a child – gross motor skills are those which allow us to conduct each movement throughout the entire body. So, what are gross motor skills? And why is it important to develop gross...

A Thousand Stories

A Thousand Stories

Courtesy of Townsville Grammar School In the words of esteemed Australian children’s author, Mem Fox, spending ten ‘wildly happy minutes’ reading aloud with your child every day will have many life-long benefits. Regular reading will: Develop language and speaking...

Sunburn in Children

Sunburn in Children

with thanks to Parentmedic NQ North Queensland is home to some of the best weather all year-round. Swimming, going to the beach, boating, and enjoying the outdoors are all favourite past times for families. The beautiful weather also means that there is a chance of...

Treating Mosquito and Sand Fly Bites

Treating Mosquito and Sand Fly Bites

with thanks to Parentmedic NQ We are fortunate to live on the tropical north Queensland Coast, with plenty of sunshine, sand and sea. This also brings a warm climate with the unwanted effect of annoying flying insects called mosquitoes and sand flies (biting midges)....

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