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pakmag MAR 2013

Cairns

EzEine FMRaga

ISSUE 69

magazine of choice for local families

tomboys Kids exploring gender roles

Kids

MINI MAG Inside

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Growing Year 12 parent divorce phenomenon

Teenage Depression

Cover photo: Blueclick Photography

Local teenager shares her personal journey

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Event

Guide March listing plus school holiday pre-bookings

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Contents

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MAR

Hello everyone and welcome to our March edition. Bree’s got her feet up on holidays having a well earned rest (well, as much as you can do with two small rowdy boys in tow). So it’s left to me to introduce this edition.

parents

kids

I especially want to thank and acknowledge 17 year old Hanna Sloan for being brave enough to share her story with us. Teenage depression

05 Show & Tell

can be difficult for other people to

09 Dealing with Depression

understand but by sharing her personal

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Tomboys

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HSC Itch!

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MacDonnells Law

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Women & Finance

Easter Bunny and join in our Easter

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PakHealth

games.

20 Family Nutrition

We hope you enjoy this edition. Until

23 PakFood

next time, don’t forget to tell everyone

25 What’s On

experiences we hope that it will shed some light on this condition. Our next PakClub is on 10 March at Cazaly’s so come along and meet the

ROCKING kids parties... without the stress & mess!

02 What’s New

you read it in PakMag.

Elaine pakmag

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Mount Sheridan Plaza Mini Mag

35 Tackling Teens / Modern Parenting 37

PakBaby

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Mount Sheridan Plaza MiniMag

babies 37

Baby News: Feathering the Nest

things to win 02 WIN a Cadbury Easter Basket 06 WIN a Scooter 23 WIN a Mystery Prize 28 WIN Movie Tickets

41 Wardrobe Wake Up

29 Four $20 vouchers to WIN

43 Scouts

54 WIN a bag of Hill’s Pet Food

45 Early Birds

Your to do list:

Choose your party theme Choose one of our party packs

Our to do list: EvErYthing ElsE!

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Publisher: Bree James Editor: Elaine Seager What’s On/MiniMag: Janelle May Sales & Biz Development: Angelina Mortley Design & Layout: Trina Jensen Articles: Elaine Seager, Amanda Cranston & submitted writers

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Phone: 4034 3331 Fax: 4034 3342 Email: info@pakmag.com.au Address: Level 2, 68 Abbott Street Virginia House, Cairns QLD 4870 Postal: PO Box 7433, Cairns QLD 4870

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48 Biz Directory 51 Cairns Veterinary Clinic 52 Out & About 54 Fav Pets / Competition Winners

cover Model: Miya Macfarlane Photography: by Veronica at Blueclick Photography

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inBRIEF Big Ted’s Coming!

PakClub 10 March (5-7pm)

March what’s New

TWILIGHT Sliding

Come and join us for an early Easter Extravaganza at this month’s PakClub. The Easter Bunny will be there along with some guest performers. There will also be heaps of activities to entertain the kids including lots of fun Easter games like egg & spoon races

New Career?

as well as an Easter bonnet parade with prizes for the best ones.

If you’re looking for a new career opportunity that

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allows you to work flexible hours around the kids

(yum…lots of chocolate) simply go to www.pakmag.com.au and tell us

in a salon, from home or mobile, leading nail care

your favourite Easter memory and you will go into the draw.

brand, Bio Sculpture, are looking for mums who are interested in becoming nail technicians. They offer

Sugarworld’s extended trading hours will continue this

High Tea

month until 22 March. They include the Friday night twilight sliding from 4-8pm that costs $13 for adults

Brothers Leagues Club 10 May (10am)

and $10 for children aged 5-13 years. Younger kids and parents not using the waterslides only have to pay $6. Friday morning (10am-1pm) is also open for younger kids only but no giant waterslides operate during this time. Go to www.sugarworld.com.au for more info.

This latest information session for parents with primary

to use their unique Gel product that you can do at your own pace. The products are non-toxic, nonacrylic and don’t damage nails.

Hurrah, the Playschool gang are coming back to Cairns in May. Everyone’s favourite children’s program will be performing a brand new show called ‘Humpty’s Showtime’ which preschoolers will love. The 40-minute show will feature favourite songs to sing along or dance to and will be hosted by two of the regular presenters, Teo Gebert and Karen Pang. Tickets are on sale directly through the Club (4053 1053) or via www.kidspromotions.com.au

Is my child being bullied?

manicure and pedicure courses followed by a course

WONKY Duck

Anyone who books into a novice course could win a Gel kit worth $500. If you’re interested call 1300 246 435 to be put through to a local contact. For more information about Bio Sculpture go to www.biosculpture.com.au

EASTEr Craft

school aged children, is being run on 20 March 2013 (5.30pm-8pm) by UnitingCare Family Support (98 Birch

Free pottery painting will be available at the Sunday Funday at

For kids who want to get into the spirit of the Easter

St, Manunda). Cost: $15. Call 4032 6800 to book and to

the Pier on 24 March (9.30am-12.30pm). Also, for those of you who

holidays, Craft n Sewing Studio in Edge Hill are

find out more.

have been enjoying the Thursday morning sessions at Haven+Space,

doing Easter Craft classes after school on 26, 27

these will now only be provided during the school holidays.

and 28 March (4pm).

Tiny Tots Multisport Cairns Indoor Sports have recently started offering a version of their multisport program for kids under school

Sunday 17 March (2pm)

age. It runs on Fridays (except Good Friday) from 9am10.30am and costs $7 per

The Wheelie Mad Women are organising a fundraising event to help local kids with

child per session.

disabilities on Sunday 17 March (2pm) at the Shangri-La. Tickets for the Mad Hatters

Call 4032 2844 for more

High Tea Party cost $60 and can be purchased by calling 0417 569 602 or emailing

information.

info@fnqcpsupportgroup.com

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easter egg hunt ideas Easter

Show &Tell

TOP 5 pakmag

The latest news, products and tips in the world of families and kids Get to know...

[1] Make the kids hop like bunnies while searching [2] Try a night-time hunt with flashlights [3] Give each child a designated colour egg to find [4] Add letters to the eggs – if they make a word

they get an extra prize

[5] Turn it into a treasure hunt with a map & clues

Book Review Leigh Boswell started The Young Company five years ago as non-profit children’s theatre company. Since then it has successfully sparked the imaginations and creativity of hundreds of local kids. [1] How did you get into theatre?

[3] What do you love about your work?

I started performing when I was about

Seeing our participants develop their

three years old. I completed two honours

creative thinking abilities and confidence.

degrees at QUT (Brisbane) in theatre

I really love seeing children and young

and education and then worked with a

people take ownership of the productions

variety of theatre companies and arts

that we develop together.

organisations in Brisbane before heading over to London.

I also have another little one due at the end

My experiences in youth theatre made

of May.

space in Cairns, and thanks to a grant from the Council we were able to consult with over 1000 young people to find out exactly

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a beautiful 2-year-old boy called Darcy and

[2] What inspired you to set up TYC? me realise there was a need for a creative

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[4] Have you got kids of your own? I have

what they wanted.

[5] Tell us something most people wouldn’t know about you? I just love watching reality television shows like My Kitchen Rules and Masterchef.

Little Elephants d-winning This is another gorgeous tale by awar , about a author and illustrator, Graeme Base farm when their g losin face mother and son who a plague and n dow ks brea their wheat harvester harvest. the roy dest of locusts look like they will their and him A kind stranger brings magic with good at lives and fortunes change. Available bookstores (RRP $29.95)

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Show &Tell

My Business

Got something to share or shout about? Email us at elaine@pakmag.com.au

Adult Scooters! Hayley Williams is not only mum to twin boys (Tanner & Kalani, aged 5); she’s also the owner of two local businesses and is on a “mission to reform early learning experiences”

Why should the kids have all the fun? The new Crisp Big scooter has been created for adults and is perfect for parents who struggle to keep up with their scooting kids. This great quality, Australian designed scooter has a wide alloy deck which is set quite low, making it easy to ride on. The handlebar

Heath and I bought C-Me Swim from my

businesses that not only have a point

parents in 2004 after they had taught

of difference but also make a difference

two generations of Cairns children to

to the lives of children. This is the

swim. We wanted to build on their success

philosophy behind both businesses. We

and take the business to a new level of

want to provide high quality education

service and quality. Our newly renovated

whether it is the specialised component of

premises are a part of this plan.

swimming and water safety at C-ME Swim or the early learning at Just Kids

height is adjustable so riders can set them to a height

We also always dreamed of owning an

that is comfortable. It has 200mm cast PU wheels for a

early learning centre. I have a strong

I enjoy running businesses but it

smooth ride, can be folded easily to fit in a car and even

background in education so when the

is the opportunity to invest in our

has a drink bottle holder attached to it. It retails for $220

opportunity came along to purchase

communities’ future leaders and

from various bike and skate stores. For more information

Just Kids it was a chance to capitalise

business owners that really gets me

go to www.activeoutthere.com.au

on my strengths. I am a huge advocate

up in the morning. Children deserve the

of brain-based learning and rather than

absolute best. I love that we’re setting a

simply provide ‘care’ I wanted to create a

benchmark for early childhood care and

centre that was at the forefront of learning

learning. It makes juggling parenting and

principles.

business ownership is so much easier when

For your chance to win a Crisp Big

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Scooter simply go to our website and tell us what year Active Outthere launched?

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We are inspired by the idea of creating

you love what you do.

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Real

Lives Story thanks to Hanna Sloan

Dealing with

Teenage Depression

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n many ways I have had a wonderful life.

support me they also didn’t understand “what I

I have good people around me, including

could possibly be depressed about?” It took an

parents whose marriage remains strong, a

emotional breakdown in the school counsellor’s

protective and loyal brother and a large network

office before anyone took my feelings seriously.

of friends. I also experienced school success at

A doctor diagnosed clinical depression. I was

an early age. I left primary school in a blaze of

relieved that I had a label for what was wrong

glory – school captain, excellent results and the

with me, but I knew this was only the beginning.

knowledge that I was to skip a grade in ballet.

I began taking anti-depressants and was advised

High school seemed like the gateway to a world

to see a psychologist, something I avoided for a

of endless possibilities.

further four months. I didn’t want to deal with my

But then things began to change for me shortly

After leaving primary school in a “blaze of glory” teenager Hanna Sloan seemed to have everything going for her but then she began struggling with depression. This is her story.

‘major imperfection’.

before my sixteenth birthday. After suffering

Over time, things began to look up again. I made

with acne for a year I finally saw a dermatologist

an effort to recommit myself to my dancing and

but the effects of the medication given to me

threw myself wholeheartedly into the Cairns

coupled with a general dissatisfaction with my

Choral Society production in which I had a

appearance led to overeating and weight gain

part. I also joined a cheerleading squad that I

(about seven kilos). As a dancer this felt like

found very supportive, and surprisingly non-

the end of the world and I soon found myself

judgemental. I met new friends there and it gave

descending into self-loathing. I had always been

me something to look forward to every week that

a perfectionist and now I hated looking in the

made me feel happy and confident again.

mirror, all I saw was pimples and those extra seven kilos. For several months I struggled with feelings of loneliness and self-disgust, made worse by the relentless sight of my reflection in a leotard and tights. I found myself getting teary over the smallest things.

I no longer need to see a psychologist and I am officially ‘in remission’ from my depression, though the antidepressants continue. I still have a long way to go and I don’t think I will ever be my old self – not that I want to be. I have a new appreciation for my own worth and

At first, my parents told me that being emotional

can recognise when I am putting too much

and stressed was a teenage thing and that the

pressure on myself to be perfect. My battle with

medication was causing my mood swings. I felt

depression is far from over – but I do not see it as

frustrated that they didn’t understand. I tried

a battle anymore – more of a victory march.

telling my friends and while they wanted to

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While you’ll find many young girl’s bedrooms

for parents to give their children the freedom to

adorned with hearts and flowers, lined with

enjoy role-play. “It is the child’s way of trying out

barbie dolls and infused with pink and purple

different roles such as being a man or a woman or

tones, there are a few out there who prefer to

a mother or a father,” she says. “Children do most

buck the trend. Refusing to wear dresses and

of their learning through play and it is important

opting to play outdoors, some young girls much

to allow them to experiment with different roles.”

prefer the company and activities of boys to that of their female counterparts. The Tomboy phenomenon is hardly something new – in fact history and literature are filled with classic examples. And now thanks to Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (AKA “John”) this generation has it’s own poster girl. So is tomboy behavior cause for concern or simply a rite of passage? According to Psychologist Megan Colahan young children don’t associate their behaviour with gender identity but are simply drawn to activities that they enjoy. “It is usual for children to dress up in clothes of the other sex as part of their play,” Megan says. “A lot of girls will prefer what are traditionally viewed as ‘boy activities’ simply because they see them as more fun. This is not unhealthy or abnormal behaviour.” Megan also points out that these days the difference between ‘girl’ and ‘boy’ activities is becoming less defined as children have more freedom to explore different gender roles.

Is there such a thing as Tom Girls? While society is often forgiving of young girls displaying so-called masculine behavior, the same is not always so for young boys choosing to parade around in their mother’s shoes and dresses. But in reality aren’t the two behaviours essentially the same? “In the preschool years boys are just as likely as girls to experiment with

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gender roles,” Megan says. “This is normal and healthy behaviour.” Megan also says it’s important

When does it become a problem? The good news is, in most cases tomboy behavior is just an experimental phase in a child’s life that resolves itself in time. According to Megan, most children have a very flexible view of gender until about the age of six when they enter the more structured environment of school and are under more influence from their peers. In some circumstances however, a child’s behaviour could be a symptom of a deeper issue. “There are some children who feel very unhappy about their gender and they may consistently express this throughout their childhood,” Megan says. Even in this instance, Megan recommends parents have an open mind. “Issues with gender identity should only be a cause of concern if it is causing the child to feel distressed,” she says. “If the child is feeling stressed about their identity then it may be useful to seek professional help.” Overall childhood is an intensive and experimental time in life and as long as they’re happy and healthy, there’s no reason to make them feel self conscious about their behaviour. After all, what is a tomboy except a girl who exhibits strong, positive (and yes, sometimes masculine associated) traits. If independence, athleticism and an adventurous spirit makes a girl ‘un-feminine’ and sensitivity and creativity deems a boy ‘un-masculine’, maybe it’s time we change our own perceptions and allow our children to be who they really want to be?

famous tomboys [1] Shiloh Jolie-Pitt [2] Pink

Thank goodness not all girls are

[3] Kristin Stewart

obsessed with Barbie’s and the

[4] Scout

colour pink. Exploring gender

[5] Jodie Foster

roles is all a part of growing up,

[6] Dianne Keating

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HSC Itch Importance of couple time

The Year 12 divorce phenomenon, also known as the HSC itch, is very real, according to sexologist Elaine George, but nurturing your relationship is the best safeguard.

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ome relationship experts suggest that divorce rates from women in their 40s and 50s are increasing more than any other demographic group. While some women are only just starting their families in their early 40s, others have been married for a number of years, and have become increasingly disillusioned with their marriage. Rather than disrupt schooling, they are waiting until their children finish school before flying the coop. This phenomenon may also be due to many women feeling trapped when their children are younger – financially and domestically – yet when the children finish school they find they are free to move on thanks to less demands at home and a full return to their former career.

The statistics on all relationships are relatively sobering. According to Harville Hendrix in the US, only 25% of all couples successfully transcend and negotiate what he has defined as the ‘power struggle’ into a close, deep, emotionally and physically intimate marriage. So what about the remaining 75% of couples? According to Hendrix, 25% fight like cat and dogs, 25% live parallel lives and the other 25% separate or divorce. The 25% of couples who tend to live parallel lives – often referred to as ‘passing ships in the night’, are at greatest danger of growing apart as the years roll by when children are at school. Conflict can build insidiously and is often under the radar.

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These families appear organised, efficient and harmonious from the outside despite a growing gulf between the couple. Some of these couples function very effectively on all levels – including sex. In fact sex can be used as a substitute for

emotional intimacy and this is why divorce can seem to appear out of nowhere and be a shock to one of the partners if he/she has believed that everything is honky-dory. Unfortunately for some couples resentment can build gradually over the years until one partner either erupts like a volcano and/or finds another mate, and often the other partner is left totally stunned, unaware of the other’s discontent that precipitated the split. I have seen various couples become exasperated because they crave closeness with their partner, yet are unwilling to plan time accordingly. I have also seen couples where one person inadvertently sabotages any opportunity for them to have time together, particularly on weekends. As boring as it sounds we do need to plan and schedule intimate time together as parents. Emotional intimacy is paramount but it requires constant nurturing and time. It is not a quick fix. Time needs to be scheduled and set aside, and ideally all couples need time away from the chaos of children and other activities at least once a year. If couples lose their time to be emotionally intimate, the fabric of their connection wears thin and eventually tears. Most of us realise that we need to water and nurture plants but we also need to this with our partners. Complacency is lethal. Divorce can be extremely intimidating and has a devastating effect on children even when they’ve finished school. Couple time is perhaps the biggest safeguard of all against divorce at any stage in your marriage. www.pakmag.com.au

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Responsible jointly

Help your child reach their full potential

Parental Responsibility By Catherine Ross

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upbringing and day-to-day needs. The law calls

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discussing matters about a child with the other

your parental responsibility when separated from

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the child’s other parent is sometimes complicated

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Women Finance

News QCCU

SCHOOL

Costs

The latest news and tips in the world of women, families and finance

Investing: Time to spread those eggs?

The expression ‘never put all your eggs in one basket’ is very pertinent to investing. While the current low interest rates are good news for those with a mortgage, it is less so if you have cash deposits sitting in a bank account, so now is a good time to review whether you could achieve potentially higher returns elsewhere. Many investors have stayed away from the share market since the onset of the global financial crisis, but you can now buy shares much cheaper than they were previously. Buying good assets at a low price is one of the most proven ways of building wealth over the long term. You just need patience and the nerve to do it. We can’t know for sure how the share market will perform over the next one, five or ten years so shares should always be regarded as a long-term investment, especially when it comes to capital growth. However dividends paid on shares can be a regular source of income. Quality shares can offer dividend yields comparable to term deposits (4-5% per annum) with some stocks providing even higher income. They are also a lot more tax-friendly than interest earned on savings accounts and term

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deposits as shareholders receive tax credits when a dividend is paid to you out of taxed company profits. If you’re a novice investor investing in a managed fund may be a good option to start with. The fund manager picks the shares for you and is able to access broader opportunities in other sectors such as international stocks, the commercial property market and bond markets. These can be difficult for ordinary investors to access. Of course it is always important to have some cash investments handy but if you’ve accumulated significant savings, now may be the time to spread your eggs into some new baskets. Fiona Thorogood is a Financial Planner from ipac nq. For more information call 4046 5555 or visit www.ipac.com.au/ northqueensland

These articles contain general financial advice only and do not take into consideration your personal circumstances. Before acquiring a product, suitability should be determined after reading the relevant product disclosure statement.

Recent reports have indicated that school costs are rising. According to the Australian Scholarships Group, the costs to educate a child born last year from pre-school to secondary school range from around $65,000 in government schools to more than $400,000 for private school education. Queensland Country Credit Union is encouraging parents to consider setting up a savings plan to meet future education expenses. Local Area Manager, David Smith says education is an investment worth planning for. “From text books, to school uniforms, and excursions the total expenditure for a child’s education mounts up very quickly,” he said. “By starting a savings plan, parents can make education costs less of a burden meaning it is easier to give their kids a better start in life.” Queensland Country offers a selection of savings accounts that can assist parents with saving for school fees. Talk with your local Queensland Country team to see how they can help you with setting up an education savings plan. www.pakmag.com.au

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Health pak

Soft Drink

Tooth Decay Warnings

news

Molluscum Contagiosum! By Dr Julia Driscoll The campaign to include advice about tooth decay on soft drinks is gaining pace after a large study from the University of Adelaide connected sugary drink consumption and poor dental health. The study surveyed almost 17,000 children and found that children who consumed three or more sweet drinks per day had 46% more decayed, missing and filled baby teeth. More than half of children aged 5-16 years were found to have consumed at least one sugared drink per day, and 13% consumed three or more. Boys were found to consume more sweet drinks than girls. The study found children from the lowest

income families consumed almost 60% more sugared drinks, an issue that only compounds the problem according to Professor Mike Morgan, program leader of the Oral Health CRC at University of Melbourne. “Unfortunately those with high risk of dental disease – including those who consume cheap decay causing diets – tend also to be those less able to access appropriate oral health care.”

Now that the kids are all settled into the new school year, they might be sharing a few things around. Moll-us-cum Con-taj-i-os-um sounds impressive but is in fact a common, harmless skin condition. As the name suggests it is contagious and can be spread to different areas on the same person or from person to person. Theoretically, anyone can catch it though children are most commonly affected. It is caused by a virus (MCV) that thrives in our hot and humid climate. It produces red lumps that become pearly in colour and have a central indentation. They are painless but can be itchy and heal without scarring. Non-immune people can get the infection when the virus enters a small break in the skin’s surface. The spots can last a few weeks to about eighteen months. It’s perfectly okay for children with molluscum to go to school and play with other children. The risk of transmission through warm bath water and swimming pools is rare. To minimize the spread of the virus: • Ensure lesions are adequately covered by clothing or band aids.

Pain Killers

• Avoid sharing washers and towels. • Towel dry lesions last.

00 It is estimated that as many as 100,0 with lem prob a have may s Australian y prescription painkillers. A recent surve had s ralian Aust n millio 1.2 that reported used a pharmaceutical drug for “non from hs deat that and ” oses purp medical be accidental opioid overdoses seem to . increasing

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Some experts believe that Australia may be heading down the same path d as America where a study has foun nd seco the are s prescription painkiller nts, esce adol most abused drugs by

only behind marijuana (thanks to the easy availability of painkillers in the family medicine cabinet). In fact, use of prescription painkillers by teens between the ages of 12 and 17 has jumped 10-fold since the 1960s.

• Most importantly, wash hands after touching the lesions. Watchful waiting may still be the best way to deal with them since many of the treatment options cited have minimal evidence to support them and may cause scarring. Dr Julia Driscoll is a GP at Apple Tree Medical Centre in Smithfield. She is also the author of “My Story”, an interactive children’s book to reduce sibling rivalry. For more information go to www.juliaschildrensbooks.com www.pakmag.com.au

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Nutrition pak

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Sun Rice

Sweet Rice Cakes Puppy Fat “They’ll grow out of it, its just puppy fat!” is a phrase I am sure you have heard before, but could this be causing more harm than good? Any Australian who owns a television, computer, reads a newspaper or enters a shopping centre, would be aware that we are in the midst of an ‘obesity epidemic’. Unfortunately children are not the exception, with an estimated one in four children aged 5-17 years being overweight or obese. Weight loss is rarely a goal for children because they need nutrients to continue growing, playing and learning. So forget fad diets and instead, aim to keep overweight children the same weight, as they grow taller. Here’s the ideal nutrition and physical activity level for healthy 4-12 year olds: • 2-3 pieces of fruit a day

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Fees: From $70-$140/month (attend 1-5 times a week) Training in: Multiplications, Divisions, Sums Calculating sums from verbal cues & Flash mental calculation For more info call Yoriko on 4036 0650 or 0437 600 229 or email abacusbywallis@ag.wakwak.com or visit www.kadvance.pgw.jp/wac/wallis.jsp

• 2-3 serves of dairy • 70-100g serves of protein (meat, chicken, fish, eggs, beans)

Occasional foods (eaten no more than twice a week) include sweet biscuits, soft drinks, pastries, ice cream, chocolates and chips, as well as takeaway foods such as McDonalds and KFC. Children should not be rewarded with foods but these foods can make an event special, e.g. birthday parties, family movie nights, after sport team treats. If your child ticks all the boxes and still has issues with weight management, talk to a local Accredited Practicing Dietitian.

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• 3-5 serves of vegetables (1/2 cup cooked veg or 1 cup salad = 1 serve)

• 60 minutes of physical activity/play

Abacus is a Japanese technique for mental mathematical calculation. Abacus can dramatically improve your speed and accuracy with maths! Moreover, it can give you many benefits such as concentration, and memorisation as well. Classes: Mon-Fri 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm

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• 5-9 serves of wholemeal or wholegrain breads and cereals

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Searching for a sweet treat? Try Sun Rice sweet flavoured rice cakes in apple and cinnamon, honey or caramel. With only 5g of sugar for two rice cakes, these make a great alternative to sweet biscuits and potato chips. Serve them on their own at snack time or crumble two rice cakes, top with fresh berries and drizzle with your favourite yoghurt for a great dessert!

Connie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian at Health Management (www.healthmanagement.com.au). You can connect with Health Management and ask Connie questions on Facebook.

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Food pak

pantry parents Ham & Egg Quiche

Recipe thanks to: Dianne Jones

• 1 sheet frozen ready-rolled shortcrust pastry • 200g sliced leg ham, chopped • 2 tbs finely chopped chives • 1/2 cup cream • 1/4 cup grated cheese • 6 eggs • 1/4 cup grated parmesan

Method

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Easter Biscuits

Recipe thanks to: Lana Bosen

• 3 cups (450g) plain flour • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg • 225g salted butter • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar • 2 eggs • 3/4 cup (110g) currants • Zest of 1 lemon

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a fluted flan pan. Roll pastry out on a flat surface

Sift flour and spices into a bowl. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until pale.

to form a square. Line base and side of pan with pastry. Trim excess pastry. Line

Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Fold in the flour mixture, then stir in currants

pastry case with baking paper. Fill with ceramic pie weights. Bake for 10 mins.

and zest. Shape into a disc, enclose in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours. Line 2

Remove weights and paper. Bake for 7 mins or until base is golden. Cool for 5

baking trays with baking paper. Divide dough into 4 portions. Roll out 1 portion to

mins. Combine ham, chives, cream, cheese and 3 eggs in a small bowl. Season.

4-5mm thick, then cut with a fluted 6cm round cutter and place on trays. Repeat

Spoon mixture into pastry case. Crack remaining eggs over ham mixture, keeping

with remaining dough. Chill for a further 15 mins. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Bake

yolks whole. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake for 20 mins or until eggs are set..

for 10 minutes until firm to touch. Cool on trays for 5 mins, then transfer to a rack.

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DATE 1/03/13

pink = family

VENUE Brothers Leagues Club

ENTERTAINMENT/EVENT NAME Live Music:Hip 2 Soul

green = kids TIME 9:00 PM

blue = adults FOR MORE INFO www.brotherscairns.com.au

COST Free

1/03/13

Cairns Convention Center

Taipans vs Perth Wildcats

7:30 PM

4041 3000

Cost

1/03/13

Event Cinemas

Favourites Night - Back To The Future

9:30 PM

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Cost

1/03/13

Fuller Sports Club

Live Music: Ten Foot Tall

8:00 PM

www.fullersports.com.au

Free

2/03/13

Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Giles Smith

8:00 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

2/03/13

Cairns Regional Gallery

Free Entry Saturday

10:00 AM

info@cairnsregionalgallery.com.au Free

2/03/13

Dunwoody's

Nikki the Clown Face Painting

6:00 PM

0408 183 032

Free

2/03/13

Earlville Library

Board games in the library

9:00 AM

4044 3785

Free

2/03/13

Esplanade

Esplanade Cotters Market

8:00 AM

www.cairnsesplanade.com.au Free

2/03/13

Event Cinemas

Disney Princess Animation Festival - Tangled (G)

10:00 AM

www.eventcinemas.com.au

Cost

2/03/13

Event Cinemas

Weekend Family Flicks - WRECK IT RALPH 2D

10:00 AM

eventcinemas.com.au

$6

2/03/13

Fuller Sports Club

Live Music: Ten Foot Tall

8:00 PM

www.fullersports.com.au

Free

2/03/13

In Forest Gardens

Fun Abacus Experience Beginners for 5 – 9 years old

10:00 AM

kadvance.pgw.jp/wac/wallis.jsp

$5

2/03/13

Rydges Tradewinds, Cairns

C&K presents Cairns Professional Development Day

8:00 AM

www.candk.asn.au/ck-events/

$130pp

3/03/13

Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Ten Foot Tall

5:45 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

3/03/13

Cairns Rec Centre

Cairns Junior Rollers - Sign up Day

12:00 PM

cairnsjuniorrollers@hotmail.com

Cost

3/03/13

Cazalys

Juniors Kids Club

6:00 PM

4054 1464

Free

3/03/13

Event Cinemas

Disney Princess Animation Festival - Tangled (G)

10:00 AM

www.eventcinemas.com.au

Cost

3/03/13

Event Cinemas

Weekend Family Flicks - WRECK IT RALPH 2D

10:00 AM

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$6

3/03/13

National

Clean Up Australia Day 2013

4/03/13

Event Cinemas

Bring your baby - Beautiful Creatures

10:30 AM

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Cost

5/03/13

Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Mitch the Muso

9:30 AM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

5/03/13

Earlville Library

Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 AM

4044 3766

Free

5/03/13

Gordonvale Library

Storytime

10:30 AM

4056 1365

Free

6/03/13

City Library

Computers for Beginners

10:30 AM

4044 3720

Free

6/03/13

Event Cinemas

Bring your baby - Beautiful Creatures

12:30 PM

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Cost

6/03/13

Ireland Holden

Women on Wheels

5:30 PM

4052 3642

6/03/13

Manunda Library

Storytime

10:30 AM

4044 3779

Free

6/03/13

Mossman Library

Computers for Beginners

1:30 PM

4044 3720

Free

6/03/13

TYC Adventure Theatre

TYC Drama Tots Program 2yrs - 5yrs: Land Before Time

10:00 AM

4041 4066

$8

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DATE 7/03/13

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green = kids

VENUE Edmonton Library

blue = adults

ENTERTAINMENT/EVENT NAME Storytime

TIME 10:30 AM

FOR MORE INFO 4044 3735

COST Free

7/03/13

Manunda Library

Computers for Beginners

10:30 AM

4044 3779

Free

7/03/13

Mossman Library

Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 AM

4099 9496

Free

8/03/13

Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Ten Foot Tall

9:00 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

8/03/13

Event Cinemas

Bring your baby - Beautiful Creatures

10:30 AM

www.eventcinemas.com.au

Cost

8/03/13

Fuller Sports Club

Live Music: The Hit Fanatics

8:00 PM

www.fullersports.com.au

Free

8/03/13

Gordonvale Library

Computers for Beginners

10:30 AM

4056 1365

Free

8/03/13

Mareeba Leagues

Barbary Coasters Duo

7:00 PM

0408 183 032

Free

8/03/13

TYC Adventure Theatre

TYC Drama Tots Program 2yrs - 5yrs: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

1:00 PM

4041 4066

$8

9/03/13

Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Ten Foot Tall

8:00 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

9/03/13

Earlville Library

Board games in the library

9:00 AM

4044 3785

Free

9/03/13

Esplanade

Esplanade Cotters Market

8:00 AM

www.cairnsesplanade.com.au

Free

9/03/13

Event Cinemas

Disney Princess Animation Festival - The Princess & the Frog (G)

10:00 AM

www.eventcinemas.com.au

Cost

9/03/13

Event Cinemas

Weekend Family Flicks - RISE OF THE GUARDIANS 2D

10:00 AM

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$6

9/03/13

Fuller Sports Club

Live Music: Rhys Tolhurst

8:00 PM

www.fullersports.com.au

Free

9/03/13

In Forest Gardens

Fun Abacus Experience Beginners for 10ďź‹years old

10:00 AM

kadvance.pgw.jp/wac/wallis.jsp

$5

9/03/13

Trinity Beach Hotel

Nikki the Clown Face Painting

5:30 PM

0408 183 032

Free

0402 225 630

10/03/13 165 McCoombe St Bungalow

Awesome Cheerleading open day

10:00 AM

10/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Ten Foot Tall

5:45 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

10/03/13 Cazalys

Pakclub - "Easter Extravaganza! "

5:00 PM

4054 1464

Free

10/03/13 Event Cinemas

Disney Princess Animation Festival - The Princess & the Frog (G)

10:00 AM

www.eventcinemas.com.au

Cost

10/03/13 Event Cinemas

Weekend Family Flicks - RISE OF THE GUARDIANS 2D

10:00 AM

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$6

11/03/13 Event Cinemas

Babes In Arms - I Give It A Year.

10:30 AM

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Cost

12/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Carrizma

9:30 AM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

13/03/13 City Library

Storytime

10:30 AM

4044 3722

Free

13/03/13 Event Cinemas

Babes In Arms - I Give It A Year.

12:30 PM

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Cost

13/03/13 Stratford Library

Storytime

10:30 AM

4044 3733

Free

13/03/13 TYC Adventure Theatre

TYC Drama Tots Program 2yrs - 5yrs: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

10:00 AM

4041 4066

$8

14/03/13 Mossman Library

Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 AM

4099 9496

Free

14/03/13 Smithfield Library

Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 AM

4044 3711

Free

15/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Rhys Tolhurst

9:00 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

15/03/13 Cairns Convention Center

Taipans vs Adelaide 36ers

7:30 PM

4041 3000

Cost

15/03/13 Civic theatre

Peter Powers

8:00 PM

1300 855 835

Cost

15/03/13 Event Cinemas

Babes In Arms - I Give It A Year.

10:30 AM

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MINI Mag Fun Can you spot the five differences between these two images?

Check out the latest family entertainment & events guide

Maze Mania

DATE

Q. Why did the chicken cross the playground?

Chicken

JOKES For kids

VENUE

15/03/13 Fuller Sports Club

A. To get to the other slide.

ENTERTAINMENT/EVENT NAME Live Music: Fingerprint

eventGUIDE TIME 8:00 PM

FOR MORE INFO www.fullersports.com.au

COST Free

15/03/13 TYC Adventure Theatre

TYC Drama Tots Program 2yrs - 5yrs : The Big Top

1:00 PM

4041 4066

$8

16/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: 4 in a Groove

8:00 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

16/03/13 Dunwoody's

Nikki the Clown Face Painting

6:00 PM

0408 183 032

Free

16/03/13 Earlville Library

Board games in the library

9:00 AM

4044 3785

Free

16/03/13 Esplanade

Esplanade Cotters Markets

8:00 AM

www.cairnsesplanade.com.au

Free

16/03/13 Event Cinemas

Disney Princess Animation Festival - Cinderella (G))

10:00 AM

www.eventcinemas.com.au

Cost

16/03/13 Event Cinemas

Weekend Family Flicks - PARENTAL GUIDANCE

10:00 AM

eventcinemas.com.au

$6

16/03/13 Fuller Sports Club

Live Music: Sweet Talk

8:00 PM

www.fullersports.com.au

Free

16/03/13 In Forest Gardens

Fun Abacus Experience Beginners for 5 – 9 years old

10:00 AM

kadvance.pgw.jp/wac/wallis.jsp

5

16/03/13 In Forest Gardens

Yori’s Clay Craft – make your own Easter Bunny Wall Decoration

1:00 PM

www.kadvance.pgw.jp/hobby/

Cost

16/03/13 Yorkeys Knob Boat Club

Barbary Coasters Duo

1:00 PM

0408 183 032

Free

17/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Carrizma

5:45 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

17/03/13 Cazalys

Juniors Kids Club

6:00 PM

4054 1464

Free

17/03/13 Event Cinemas

Disney Princess Animation Festival - Cinderella (G))

10:00 AM

www.eventcinemas.com.au

Cost

17/03/13 Event Cinemas

Weekend Family Flicks - PARENTAL GUIDANCE

10:00 AM

eventcinemas.com.au

$6

17/03/13 Paradise Palms

St Patrick's Day

11:00 AM

4059 9910

17/03/13 stratford community hall

NEW MINDFUL MAMMA ONE DAY HYPNOBIRTH WORKSHOP

9:30 AM

0420 504 421

17/03/13 International

St Patricks Day

Cost

18/03/13 Chrysalis Relaxation Centre

mum and baby well being morning

10:40 AM

0420 504 421

Cost

19/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Mitch the Muso

9:30 AM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

19/03/13 In Forest Gardens

Yori’s Clay Craft – make your own Easter Bunny Mini Doll 1of2

10:00 AM

www.kadvance.pgw.jp/hobby/

Cost

19/03/13 Smithfield Library

Storytime

10:30 AM

4044 3711

Free

20/03/13 Babinda Library

Storytime

10:30 AM

4067 1112

Free

20/03/13 TYC Adventure Theatre

TYC Drama Tots Program 2yrs - 5yrs: The Big Top

10:00 AM

4041 4066

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21/03/13 Mossman Library

Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 AM

4099 9496

Free

21/03/13 Stratford Library

Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 AM

4044 3733

Free

22/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Hip 2 Soul

9:00 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

22/03/13 Cairns Convention Center

Taipans vs Melbourne Tigers

7:30 PM

4041 3000

Cost

22/03/13 Fuller Sports Club

Live Music: Mr Smith

22/03/13 Smithfield Community Health centre Triple P Positive Parenting Seminar

8:00 PM

www.fullersports.com.au

Free

10:00 AM

4226 4800

Free Free

23/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Mr Smith

8:00 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

23/03/13 Esplanade

Esplanade Cotters Markets

8:00 AM

www.cairnsesplanade.com.au

Free

23/03/13 Event Cinemas

Weekend Family Flicks - WRECK IT RALPH 2D

10:00 AM

eventcinemas.com.au

$6

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pink = family

green = kids

blue = adults

eventGUIDE DATE

VENUE

23/03/13 Fuller Sports Club

ENTERTAINMENT/EVENT NAME Live Music: Barbary Coasters

TIME

FOR MORE INFO

COST

8:00 PM

www.fullersports.com.au

Free

23/03/13 Fullers

Barbary Coasters Duo

8:00 PM

0408 183 032

Free

23/03/13 In Forest Gardens

Fun Abacus Experience Beginners for 10+years old

10:00 AM

kadvance.pgw.jp/wac/wallis.jsp

$5

23/03/13 In Forest Gardens

Yori’s Clay Craft – make your own Easter Bunny Wall Decoration

1:00 PM

www.kadvance.pgw.jp/hobby/

Cost

23/03/13 International

Earth Hour 2013

8:30 PM

23/03/13 TYC Adventure Theatre

TYC Drama Tots Program 2yrs - 5yrs: Never Never Land

1:00 PM

4041 4066

$8

24/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Carrizma

5:45 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free Cost

24/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

LIVE IN AUDITORIUM - Jessa Zaragoza & Ding Dong Avanzado

7:00 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

24/03/13 Cairns Esplanade

Long Road - Pyjama Foundation

7:00 AM

www.thepyjamafoundation.com/

24/03/13 Cazalys

Juniors Kids Club

6:00 PM

4054 1464

Free

24/03/13 Event Cinemas

Weekend Family Flicks - WRECK IT RALPH 2D

10:00 AM

eventcinemas.com.au

$6

26/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Billy May

9:30 AM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

26/03/13 Craft and Sewing studio - Edge Hill

Easter Crafts

4:00 PM

4053 4421

Cost

26/03/13 In Forest Gardens

Yori’s Clay Craft – make your own Easter Bunny Mini Doll 2of2

10:00 AM

www.kadvance.pgw.jp/hobby/

Cost

26/03/13 Manunda Library

Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 AM

4067 1112

Free

27/03/13 City Library

Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 AM

4044 3720

Free

27/03/13 Craft and Sewing studio - Edge Hill

Easter Crafts

4:00 PM

4053 4421

Cost

4041 4066

Cost

7:00 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

27/03/13 TYC Adventure Theatre

TYC Drama Tots Program 2yrs - 5yrs: Never Never Land

28/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Big Noise

28/03/13 Craft and Sewing studio - Edge Hill

Easter Crafts

4:00 PM

4053 4421

Cost

28/03/13 Mossman Library

Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 AM

4099 9496

Free

29/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Fingerprint

9:00 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

29/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Funky Love Tank

8:00 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

29/03/13 Fuller Sports Club

Live Music: Street Talk

8:00 PM

www.fullersports.com.au

Free

29/03/13 Fuller Sports Club

Live Music: Sweet K

8:00 PM

www.fullersports.com.au

Free

29/03/13 National

Good Friday

30/03/13 Brothers Leagues Club

Live Music: Carrizma

5:45 PM

www.brotherscairns.com.au

Free

30/03/13 Dunwoody's

Nikki the Clown Face Painting

6:00 PM

0408 183 032

Free

30/03/13 Esplanade

Esplanade Cotters Markets

8:00 AM

www.cairnsesplanade.com.au

Free

31/03/13 Cazalys

Juniors Kids Club

6:00 PM

4054 1464

Free

31/03/13 National

Easter Sunday

31/03/13 Paradise Palms

Easter Eggstravaganza

1:30 PM

4059 9924

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Let no child ever come to us without leaving happier, smarter and more confident. Primary Tutoring

School Readiness

prep to yeAr 6

AgeS 2 to 5 yeArS

• Literacy and Numeracy program based on the outcomes from the Australian National Curriculum

Discouraging young girls from posting ‘hot’ photos of themselves READER QUESTION: I read recently about

issues such as posting photos on social media

when these teen romances turn sour (as they so

websites set up in NQ to encourage young

sites, substance abuse, sexual conduct and other

often do), these photos can be sent to hundreds

• Encourage a love of learning

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with you about issues that matter without feeling

preventative measure is to keep the lines of

that you are going to be a problem solver, an

communication open with your daughter. If she

advice giver or a rescuer.

feels that she can come to you and discuss issues such as this with you without being judged,

However, you may need to lead the discussions about key topics of concern such as the

her, chances are you daughter will make safe

social, emotional, legal and even financial

and healthy choices. An open, warm and frank

consequences for posting revealing personal

powerful protective factor in helping her to make the right choice when it comes to all sorts of

relentless teasing and ridicule as a result. Once these images are posted, the sender loses control over where they are sent. It is highly likely that the images will eventually be seen by their parents, grandparents, extended family members and others, including paedophiles. There is also the fact that they may be jeopardising future

sometimes and provide information to her

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photos on social media sites. You could tell her that teenage girls are often encouraged to post these photos by their current ‘boyfriend’ and that

career goals as prospective employers may access these sites. Denise Bewert is Group Educator for CentaCare, mother of two and author of two books, Tackling Teens and Troubled Teens. If you would like to ask Denise a question about your teenager send an email to: denise.bewert@centacarecairns.org

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intervening using positive reinforcement instead

tiredness, frustration, anxiety, sibling conflict,

sucked her thumb since she was one. I have

- reminder and reward systems can be used to

hunger or thirst. Then work out what you can do

tried everything to stop her including anti-

praise your child (rewards charts can easily be

to reduce or remove these triggers, for example,

bite nail polish and time outs but nothing

found online for free).

keeping toys, puzzles or even snacks handy.

seems to work. What advice would you give?

Another tip that can be effective at reducing

Some parents find that reasoning with their

Thumb sucking is a common concern and

thumb sucking in young children is to divert the

child can also work. Explain to her in an age

parents often worry that their child may be

habit by keeping their hands busy. As soon as

appropriate way that she may damage her

teased for it at daycare/school or experience

you notice your daughter thumb sucking give

teeth if she continues to suck her thumb. Most

dental problems. However, many children

her something else to do with her hands such as

importantly, let your child know how pleased you

outgrow this self-soothing habit by the age

art or craft activities, reading a book or playing

are with her when she isn’t sucking her thumb.

of five as they start to rely on other forms of

outdoor activities.

comfort.

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[2] When cleaning, try to use less chemicals

have an uncontrollable urge to clean the house,

than normal. Look at using eco-friendly

tie up loose ends and organise everything, then

cleaning products, or better still, use some

don’t be alarmed – this behaviour is completely

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normal.

and vinegar. Avoid oven cleaners, dry cleaning

The “nesting” instinct refers to an urge in pregnant animals to prepare a home for their upcoming newborn/s. It is found in a variety of animals (both mammals and birds). Domestic

chlorine-based products like bleach or cleanser, as the combination will produce toxic fumes. Wear rubber gloves, and try not to overdo it.

cats, for instance, bring straw, cloth scraps, and

[3] If you have pets, always wear gloves

other soft materials to a selected nook or box.

when cleaning up their mess and avoid

In humans, the nesting instinct can occur from

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as early as five months of pregnancy, but is

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The act of nesting puts a woman in control and

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gives a sense of accomplishment.Sometimes

up the freezer. If you do prepare meals

nesting can bring about irrational behaviours

in advance, make sure to keep spices to a

such as throwing away sheets and towels

minimum if you are breastfeeding, and make

because they felt a strong need to have new,

foods high in protein.

sorts of weird behaviour, writes Shannon du Plessis

clean ones, cleaning the floors by hand with a scrubbing brush or colour-coding your wardrobe.

Here’s a few tips for pregnant mums out there who may get the nesting urge: [1] In the final weeks of your pregnancy, don’t start painting the baby’s room. You need to avoid exposure to oil-based paints, old paint that may contain lead and some latex paints that contain mercury. Water-based paints can be used but always check the label. If you are painting at any time during your pregnancy, make sure the room is well

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[4] For some women, the nesting instinct

[5] Make sure you don’t put yourself at risk of injury. Trying to squeeze yourself into kitchen cupboards to clean them out, or climbing ladders is not a good idea. Also be careful if you intend to move furniture around or lift heavy items. Wait until your partner is home, then tell him what you want done. It’s interesting to note that men who are expecting a baby often feel the need to clean and organise as well. Many start looking for a new job, work on their car, or landscape the garden. The nesting instinct can be a blessing, as it’s better to be organised before the birth than bring your baby home to chaos.

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couting has a long history in Australia. In fact, in 2012 the Far North celebrated the 100th anniversary of Scouting in the area. While Scouting may be old, its aim to develop young people into productive community members remains relevant. The Scout movement was founded in England in 1907, by army officer Sir Robert Baden-Powell, as a way to educate young people and promote their independence. From these humble beginnings the Scouts has grown into one of the world’s largest youth organisations, operating in over 200 countries. In Australia Scouting is divided into five sections to accommodate the needs of various age groups: [1] Joey Scouts is for children aged between seven and eight. In Joeys there is a focus on discovering the world in a way that’s exciting for young children. [2] Cub Scouts is the next step up, catering to children aged seven to 11. Cub Scouts are divided into ‘packs’ of five to six Cubs and a focus is placed on positive development and teamwork. [3] Scouts is for children aged 10½ to 15. Scouts work to pursue their interests and develop new skills in order to earn badges. Again Scouts are divided into smaller ‘patrols’ of about six. [4] Venturer Scouts is for older teenagers (those aged 14½ to 18 years). Venturers are given more independence and encouraged to plan their own challenging adventures.

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[5] Rover Scouts is for young adults (aged 18-26).

Members of younger sections usually don their scarfs and woggles for meetings at the local Scout den once a week. In addition to these weekly meetings, camps and excursions are also held. Generally once a term Joeys have a sleep-over in the Scout den. Cubs go on overnight camping trips once a term and also take many day trips away. Scouts go on many camping trips and hikes throughout the year, while older sections camp and hike as often as the individual crews desire. Alexandra Allanson of the Far North Region Scouts says Scouting has a wide appeal as it caters to many interests. “The programs are tailored and designed by leaders to cater for all kids in the group and all youth members are encouraged to incorporate their own personal interests during their time in Scouts, as well as engage in new and different activities,” she says. “The fundamental aim of Scouting is to promote and encourage all levels of physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development.” There are 14 Scout groups operating in the Far North area (which includes Cape York, Tully and the Atherton Tablelands), six of which operate directly out of Cairns. A new group is also being established in Hope Vale. Parents are usually required to pay a yearly membership fee. Some additional fees based on the activities the individual groups do may also be required. To find out more about any of the Far North Scout groups visit farnorth.scoutsqld.com.au

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Early Birds book now for the Easter Holidays

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[5] Barron Valley Gymnastics

The themes for the Autumn 4 day drama programs are Reality Games Part Two and Super Spy Hunter. TYC will also be running ‘bite-sized’ Drama-O-Rama youth theatre development workshops for kids aged 5-16 years. They run for 1½ hours. Cost: $18. Call 4041 4066 for more info or go to www.theyoungcompany.com.au

School aged children can book in for day camps full of fun, obstacle courses, games and crafts. It’s all playtime so no need for experience or leotards. Cost: $25 per day (9am-3pm). Call 4055 1711.

[2] Lil Scribblers This new art school for children will be running 50-minute school holiday sessions ($17) taught by a qualified art teacher who includes educationbased games as she teaches the kids about art conepts. They also offer three-hour art intensives for budding artists who want to learn more about art and develop their skills. These have a maximum of four children and cost $90. Call 4033 0685 or email lilscribblers@gmail.com

[3] Craft n Sewing Studio Book in early for craft classes where kids will be able to make their own robots, mini photo albums, scarves and more. Cost: Starts from $12. For more information call 4053 4421 or email enquiries@craftnsewing.com.au

[4] Cairns Regional Gallery The Gallery’s popular art & craft workshops now run in Gordonvale and Kuranda too. Cost: $15-18. Bookings essential. Call 4044 4888 for more info.

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[6] Cairns Indoor Sports Their usual multi-sport madness program will be running on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays (1-3pm) during the holidays. It’s open to all school aged children. For more info call 4032 2844 or go to www.cairnsindoorsports.com.au

[7] South Cairns Gymnastics Kindergym (2-5 yrs), Gymfun (5-10 yrs) and Circus classes (5-10 yrs) will be running on 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11 April. Bookings essential, non-members welcome. Cost: $11-$15. Call 4045 2947.

[8] Gecko’s From 1-5 April there will be craft and construction activities available with the usual entry fee. Playdough and City Building will be on offer 8-12 April. Call 4038 1181.

[9] Wonky Duck Pottery painting will be available at Haven+Space on both Thursdays of the holidays (9.30am12noon). Cost: From $10.

Vacation Care Programs Varied programs available at: • PCYC Whitfield – 4034 2268 • PCYC Edmonton – 4040 8780 • PCYC Cairns West – 4032 2109 • PCYC Manunda – 4053 1532 • YMCA Cairns – 4057 7507

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Read this month’s edition to find the answers to this crossword puzzle. Good luck!

HINT: You will find some of the answers in the magazine

Across [1] She lost a shoe [7] William & Harry’s title [8] Weather for brollies [9] You can do it on water in Smithfield [10] Littlies might do this if they have separation anxiety [11] Season [12] Film starring Russell Brand [14] Cadbury’s product [17] Little fish swim school in Cairns [18] Xtreme Illusionist’s surname [19] There’s some low ones near Port Douglas [22] Nemo’s relation to Marlin [24] Surname of TYC founder [26] Story that Tangled is based on [27] Robin’s man? [28] Educational superstore [29] Pinocchio needs to stick to this

Down [1] They wear red in Rome [2] Dance school in Redlynch [3] How Dorothy likes her tea [4] First name of TYC’s founder [5] What you need in a exam [6] He can turn into aliens [7] Capt. Feathersword is one [13] Favourite kids show coming to Cairns in May [16] Baptise [17] They design neuroplasticity programs [20] Inactive [21] Hopped [23] The Lion King [24] Degeneres show [25] Sesame Street character [26] Not the first

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