Tag: Kid’s Health

School Hand-Washing Project: Teaching Points

The main points I wanted to get across to the students were: Rationale for good and regular Hand-Washing (to protect others as well as for ourselves). How to wash  hands effectively and to introduce the three (main) areas in a good Hand-Washing regime. Extras such as face touching, caring for chapped hands can be touched…

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.…

A Simple Failsafe Dinner: Friendly Food for Super Responders

Sometimes having food intolerant children makes me look like an AWESOME mum. When Brussels Sprouts came back into season at the end of January, we were walking into Woollies and my daughter, in a really loud, high pitched voice pleaded: “OH Mummy please can we get Brussels Sprouts PLEEEEEEASE?” A lady looked over at me…

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…

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…