Category: Kid’s Health

Hana’s Journey in the Media Recently…Links to Newspapers and Channel 7 News

Charlie Teo’s Foundation Cure Brain Cancer  (Charlie Teo is a famous Australian Neurosurgeon, by the way) launched a campaign recently to alert people to the fact that Brain Cancer is Australia’s biggest disease related child killer, yet Brain Cancer research only receives a tiny portion of Government research funds – only 3% (hang on, say WHAT??). I met Charlie…

Why do Parents send Sick Kids to School and Daycare? What can we do about it?

I was strapping my kids into the car outside daycare last week when a newbie mum came up to me to ask a few questions, quickly progressing to the meat: “And what about…germs?” “Oh, yeah,” I nodded ruefully, ‘There’s LOADS of those.’ She groaned when I told her the ugly truth; that, time after time,…

“Barbie” and a School Book Fair: Why I said ‘No’ to the Barbie Book

I’ve just come home from a local school book fair where there was a rather large selection of “Barbie” story, craft and activity books on sale, I was ignoring those and was instead rummaging through the good fodder, hoping to find a decent, inspiring yet wholesome early reader or creative craft book for my five…