Category: Kid’s Health

How To avoid Getting Gastro (written for MY CHILD Magazine: Winter 2013)

Yay! The Winter Issue of the beautiful, glossy MY CHILD Magazine is finally out which means my latest article on Gastro and ‘Stop Gastro Spread’ is out too! Here is a snippet then you can click on the link to read more: “It’s the smell of disinfectant that brings back the childhood memories for me.…

Hand-Washing Project for Our Local School: Outline

Below, I’ve outlined my Project Proposal for the local School Hand-Washing Project. This way, the  Project can easily be mirrored in other schools by other Nurses, Health Activists or simply by individuals that care about basic Health and Hygiene in Schools! Feel free to use my YouTube video (link coming soon) for introducing Hand-Washing Technique…

Gastro 2013: Platinum Preschool May Newsletter

I’m so honoured to be able to write as Nurse Expert for Platinum Preschool in Randwick, Sydney. Platinum is an incredible Preschool with a highly active, energetic and intelligent team. For the May 2013 Newsletter I discussed no other than the Gastro (Norovirus) epidemic and how we can reduce the spread of the virus this…

RE-Respecting Germ: What happened to Good Old Fashioned Hand-Washing?

As you may already be aware, I’m bent on changing society’s attitude to Germs. I’m not advocating sterile living by any means, I’m not trying to pump people full of Germ Phobia but I do believe something needs to change. Times have changed, Medication has changed, Living Environments have changed: We need to RE-Respect the…

Nurse Naomi on MY CHILD Magazine Blog

Thanks to the fabulous MY CHILD Magazine for publishing this BIO about Nurse Naomi, The Pharaoh Prophecies and Astro Nurse in their blog. I frequently write for MY CHILD answering readers questions as their Nurse Expert but I also contribute feature length articles. Out in the Winter Issue is an article on Gastro (surprise surprise!) and in Spring,…

Time to Write the Violence OUT of Kids Books: Article for Generation Next Community

Below is the link to an article I wrote for Generation Next Community. It covers the issues raised in Violent Death in Kid’s Books and The Problem with Adults Choosing what Kids read and puts it in the context of my own writing. It also refers to the Hunger Games Trilogy, but it is worth noting that the Hunger…

The Problem With Adults Choosing What Kids Read. Or: The Desensitization of the Gatekeepers

I suggested in an earlier post that Authors, who are in a unique position of power, have a moral duty to ‘Do no Harm’ to their young audiences by thinking very carefully about what they choose to write about. My main concerns are the increasing amount of violence and graphic descriptions of violent and gruesome…

Violent Death in Kid’s Books: Authors “should” aim to Do No Harm to Young Readers

I have a problem when the words KILL, CHILD, ENTERTAINMENT, are uttered in the same sentence. I have a problem with those words uniting to form a story. I particularly have a problem with those words uniting to form a story for children to read. To learn from. To be entertained by. I read a…