Sometimes moving from one stage to the next can be difficult, whether it’s going through puberty, from primary school to high school, or from teen to adult.
Good maternal health is vital to the development of a healthy baby
The biggest influence on a child’s life is their earliest role model – that’s you.
Will it be a boy or a girl? Parents just want their baby to be healthy, but by the time baby number three is due, a bit of a gender balance is appealing, too. For Mum, who’s done all the hard work, there’s the desire to dress a baby in pink and, by this stage, […]
Life is a joy for Duncan Hegarty and his wife as they send their children to school every day.
Self esteem is important, especially when you’re growing up. Some kids have plenty of self esteem, but others run low, which can affect all areas of their lives. It can be the difference between living a happy, healthy life or not. One of the things that can knock a young person’s self esteem out of […]
Why is a healthy lifestyle so important? While we can’t always stop ourselves from getting sick, if you eat healthy food, drink plenty of water and are physically active (that is you don’t sit around all day doing nothing) you’ll be more likely to live a long and healthy life. How can a healthy lifestyle […]
Here you can find links to a whole bunch of other information resources, to help you eat better and exercise more. You’ll also find links to information about chronic disease, and where to get help. HEALTHY LIVING Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.auEverything you need to know about Indigenous Health in one place. Healthy Vibe https://www.deadlyvibe.com.au/vibe.asp?PageID=7Here you’ll […]
What you eat can have a huge impact on your health. But eating right is easy once you know what you need – and what you don’t! By now everyone’s heard of the 17 year gap between the life expectancy of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. But this isn’t set in stone. There is a lot […]
Our kids are our future. Let’s raise them right today for a better tomorrow. As a parent or carer, you’re holding the future of our community in your hands. It’s really important that we make sure our young fellas grow up to be healthy, strong members of the community – that way they’re less likely […]
Protect your kids from measles – get them vaccinated! Measles was once a common childhood illness. However, after the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1966, reported cases became extremely rare. But in the past few years, numbers of reported cases of measles have started to increase again. This is mostly due to tourists bringing […]
Nurture our kids and they’ll grow up strong and happy. Communities across the country will be holding special events to celebrate National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day on August 4, which is organised each year by the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC). SNAICC first initiated National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day […]
The health of your baby’s first teeth is as important as the health of their teeth when they grow up. Follow these tips from the Australian Dental Association to keep your baby’s teeth healthy. Babies can get tooth decay. Without treatment, this can lead to toothache, infection and early loss of teeth. Signs that your […]
SNAICC Chairperson, Muriel Bamblett, AM, said today that, “after raising expectations that they would do whatever it takes to the close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children the government has not made the necessary commitments to early learning and childcare. We need to close the gap between the pre election promises and the progress.” […]
Name: Laurel Hutchinson Laurel Hutchinson of Kempsey is already raising eight kids but she doesn’t mind if more of them drop in or come to live with her for a while – she just really, really loves kids. Laurel, who turns 34 this month, has packed a lot in to her busy life, but she […]
Name: Jodie Bell Jodie Bell leads a very busy life. Yet she’s never too busy to lend a helping hand to friends and family in need. “I’m the rock of the family,” she says. In fact, this mother of two often goes out of her way to pick up friends’ kids on the way to […]
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