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Volume 3

March 2017


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Overview ♥ Your Child in Monash is published monthly for the mums, dads and grandparents of the Monash and surrounding areas. ♥ 5000 copies monthly are distributed in the Monash and surrounding areas. ♥ Estimated readership of 15,000. ♥ If you would like to contribute an article or products for competitions feel free to contact us. ♥ For advertising enquiries please email or give us a call.

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t has been such a busy month. My four-yearold daughter is attending kinder which finally goes across the whole day, not 2.5 hours per day. However as a working mum I still find it difficult sometimes to balance out work and family. My only two free days from work, Saturday and Sunday, are both filled out with children’s dancing and piano lessons etc. That’s why I decided two children is good (busy) enough and three will be too much. Australia has an advanced welfare system for its citizens. However the system does not really take into account the working mums. A bit unfair, isn’t it? My husband mentioned at times sometimes that we don’t teach our kids maths and vocabulary in the evening; I would love to, but when I finish a days work I am so exhausted after showering the kids, I just want to lay down and rest too. Ideally parenting should be multi functional and educational. But who can transform into a superman/superwoman overnight? How do you feel about parenting? I guess after a long holiday at Christmas, we are all a bit tired to start over again. Nonetheless, school holiday are not that far away in so just stay calm! Rachel & Kirill

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WHATS ON IN MONASH Sustainability Workshops Sunday 5 March 2017 1. Fruit and Vegetable preserving 2. Beginners class: vegetable gardening Mount Waverley Community Centre (47 Miller Cres) from 10am - 1pm Wednesday 8 March 2017 1. Gardening with Na ve plants Batesford Hub (94 Batesford Road, Chadstone) from 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Call 03 9518 3555 Email sustainability@monash.vic.gov.au

Interna onal Women’s Day Wednesday 8 March 2017 Join to hear a panel of speakers discussing the theme of Interna onal Women’s Day ‘Be Bold for Change’. 12pm - 1.30pm Func on Room, Monash Civic Centre, 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley 3150

Rang Barse - Fes val of Colours Sunday 19 March 2017 11am - 6pm Monash University - Monash Sport (sport fields) Clayton Campus (Wellington Rd) Come along to this ancient Hindu celebra on, where you can learn about and celebrate the food, music, dancing and art of South Asia and the Indian subcon nent.

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Crisis Centres Poisons.................................................................... Kids Help Line.......................................................... Lifeline..................................................................... Suicide Helpline - (Victoria only)............................. Nurse-on-Call.......................................................... Child Protection - (After Hours Service).................. Domestic Violence Crisis Centre............................. Sexual Assault Service (After Hours)....................... Centres Against Sexual Assault................................ Victims of Crime Helpline....................................... LifeCircle - HOPELINE.............................................. SANDS* Vic...*Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Support Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline Compassionate Friends Helpline GriefLine

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Your Local Police Station 9566 1555 Glen Waverley ........................................................ If you provide a free service to our community and would like your phone number 9888 3757 Mount Waverley .................................................... included on this page please call 0425 301 986 9567 8900 Oakleigh.................................................................. 9543 3888 Clayton.................................................................... Other Monash City Council.........................................

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

School Holidays to the Classroom Teaching Tolerance

I am Woman I am Invincible! Why Back-To-School Eye Tests Are Important

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Kids in the Kitchen

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

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你四岁了。收拾你婴 儿时期的衣服才惊觉,怎 么你这么大了,当年那个 咿咿呀呀躺在床上只有我 手掌那么长,穿着粉色衣 服的小宝宝,突然就这么 大了! 你突然那么懂事了, 跟你说道理,你能听懂, 虽然复述起来惹人发笑, 但是你的逻辑慢慢地有那 么点顺序了。你知道什么 是对的,什么做了爸爸妈 妈会生气。还会教育弟 弟,弟弟生气了你比爸妈 还生气。虽然你跟弟弟打 起架来拉也拉不开,可是 弟弟疼了第一个抱上去的 也是你。 你活在自己的小公主 世界里。《冰雪奇缘》就 是一切。只要是跟它们有 关的东西都要买下来。总 会跟我们强调,你是小公 主。弟弟可以是雪人可以 是勇士可以是王子,但你 一定是公主。最喜欢看你们两个一起唱主题曲的样子,虽然有时候一天 唱个几十次,我们也会烦。 你从小就不怕坐飞机,去哪里旅游都特别配合,陪着我们日出起床 星夜才归,也毫无怨言。跟现在的你说起我们去过的地方,你都能记 得。问你我们接下来去哪里哪里好不好,你会很兴奋也很期待。爷爷住 在中国你也非常清楚。 现在的你知道什么是朋友了,在幼儿园有自己的好朋友,一个假期 不见会念叨她。如果谁惹你生气了,包括妈妈,你会说:“你再也不是我 的朋友了!”在你心里朋友大概是很重要的一个角色吧! 你开始对学习有兴趣,对兴趣班,跳舞啊,弹琴啊都渐渐有了热 情,回来会给我们表演。有时候注意力没法集中一个小时,你会开始打 呵欠,并偷偷想要吸手指。妈妈逗趣你,这么大了还吸手指,你就会扮 鬼脸。 妈妈最喜欢问你:“妈妈这样穿好看吗?”因为妈妈知道你一定会 说:“好美!” 啊!我的宝贝,你四岁了,真快啊。每一天,我都更爱你。 32

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炎帝还一个小女儿 心弦

名叫女娃

有一段悲壮而富有浪漫色彩的故事

为了复仇 她每天从西山衔 发誓要把大海填满

这故事的内容

永远激动着人们的

传说女娃有一次到东海去游玩 突然海上刮起了狂风 掀起了巨浪 那凶恶的海神仿佛蓄意要夺去这位 美丽少女的生命 船终于被打翻了 女娃溺水而死 她永远也回不来了 女娃死后 灵魂化作了一只小 鸟 这小鸟的形状有点像乌鸦 白嘴 红足 头上带着绚丽的花 纹 住在北方的发鸠山上 那山上长着很多柘树 这鸟儿啼叫的 时候 声音就像在呼唤自己的名字 精卫 精卫 于 是人们就叫她 精卫 女娃恨透了吞噬她年轻生命的大海 些小石子 小树枝 投到东海里去

读山海经

奋斗不息的精神之崇高

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可以想象 这样一只小鸟 想用口衔的小石子 小树枝把大海填 平 那是怎么可能 可是她那坚定不移的决心 锲而不舍的精 神 该有多么可歌可泣啊 比那想用肩膀担走太行 王屋两座大 山的愚公 还要值得敬佩 她真不愧为太阳神的女儿 东晋时的大诗人陶渊明 精卫衔微木

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