Achieving with Autism @ Abacus
Nov13

Achieving with Autism @ Abacus

  Peeling back the layers for children with Autism and establishing the building blocks of learning is what Abacus Learning Centre do within their early intervention programs.  This not for profit company is also a registered charity, overseen by a Board of Directors and does not receive any Government funding. The one-on-one teaching given within their programs is very costly and fundraising heavily supports the centre’s income....

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Healthy Halloween
Oct24

Healthy Halloween

I saw this on the Internet today.  It made me laugh.  But seriously I dread this time of year.  My children (like most) love lollies and sweets but we limit their intake for obvious reasons. Then comes Halloween. I think the concept of dressing up and heading out through the streets with friends is fun, especially when a lot of people get involved because it’s great to see all the costumes… but it seems that Halloween is...

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How To Pack A Healthier Lunch Box
Oct03

How To Pack A Healthier Lunch Box

School is about to start for term 4, so it’s never too late to rethink what goes in the kid’s lunchbox… Growing up a huge basketball fan I was inspired to eat healthier by the Andrew Gaze commercials, and my parents before me by the life be in it campaigns. Unfortunately for kids today most advertising is for fast food or sugar laden cereals making it our responsibility to educate our children on healthy eating. One...

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Make Headway with Headspace
Sep17

Make Headway with Headspace

Young people can sometimes feel overwhelmed and isolated when dealing with the countless issues that confront them. Headspace is someone you can turn to for health advice, support and information. Getting help early can resolve problems quickly so if you are looking for someone to talk to and you are aged between 12-25 years of age, Headspace has 55 centres Australia-wide and one in Frankston, to help young people in the Frankston and...

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Cyber Safety and Children
Jul20

Cyber Safety and Children

The technological age we live in, I’m sure you will agree, is wondrous. Our children, literally, have a world of information at their fingertips and ways in which to learn things that we would never have dreamed of. However, with the incredible benefits of advanced technology come the problems and disadvantages. The internet is no exception The cyber world is not something you can hold or feel, so it can be said to be elusive....

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Keeping Your Kids Safe On The Sports Field
Jul18

Keeping Your Kids Safe On The Sports Field

When kids run out on the sports field they just want to have fun, putting all their energy into the game with little regard for personal safety.  This is how it should be.  Kids will be kids! So it’s up to us as parents, teachers and coaches to help maintain a safe environment where they can compete without high risk of injury. For kids growing up in Australia, football, cricket, basketball and netball are among the most popular...

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