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Inside.... 2016 Immunisation Schedule Library Storytime Schedule Valentine’s Day Activities Kids Corner Colouring Competition

Volume 4

February 2016


Editor’s Notice Board Welcome to the February 2016 issue of Your Child in Whittlesea! A Very Happy New Year to all our Readers! As we begin another year, we have included interesting articles related to “Back to School” as well as “Valentine’s Day” in this issue. In addition, we have featured the Whittlesea Council Immunisation Sessions 2016 Schedule on page 17 and the complete 2016 schedule for the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Story Time Sessions on page 24. As mentioned in our last issue, we begin a new era at Your Child in Whittlesea as I pass on the baton to a new editor in 2016 - a new year and a fresh perspective. We welcome our new editor, Teresa Weir, and wish her all the best in her new role. During this transition, we would like to assure our readers and advertisers that we are committed to ensuring that the handover is as smooth and seamless as possible. As the founding editor of Your Child in Whittlesea, I would like to thank all our advertisers, our readers and those in leadership positions in our community who have supported this magazine from its inception in 2013 and continue to do so year after year. As always, please remember to shop local and support the wonderful advertisers who enable us to provide this magazine, free of charge, to families like yourselves.

Thank you and farewell!

Christine Christine Ernest, Outgoing Editor

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SPECIAL 2016 FEBRUARY PROMOTION The ‘Discover You’ Workshop is all about you and creating the changes that your heart desires Who are you today and what do you represent? What are your values - in the past and now? If you could create change…. what would that change look like? Participate in guided visualisation Gain clarity on what you stand for Learn to create change easily and effortlessly

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Taking enrolments for 2016 Limited places available now! Sessions run every Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm at the Darebin North East Community Hub Commencing on - Bundoora Wednesday 3 February 2016 For more information, please contact Maria via email at:

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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

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Contents & Index of Advertisers Your quick guide to everyone and everything in Your Child... Articles

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6 It’s all Too Much! 8 Concrete Thoughts... 10 The holidays are over - welcome back routine 12 The Solution to Keeping Your New Years Resolution 14 School Refusal 16 Fussy eating - getting to the root of the problem 18 Encourage your child to read through positive association 20 What’s for lunch? 22 How to reconnect with your partner this Valentine’s Day

5 Kids Matter Family Day Care 23 Your Child Magazines

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Editors Noticeboard What’s On in Whittlesea Kids Corner - Competition Handy Phone Numbers

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Child Care/Early Learning 2 Little Flyers Learning Centres (formerly Eltham College Kids)

Educational Institutions 3 Gilson College Mernda 31 St Paul the Apostle Doreen 32 Ivanhoe Grammar School

Education Support 11 Kip McGrath Education Centre - Mill Park

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Employment/Vacancies 5 Kids Matter Family Day Care - Position Open

Health & Well-Being 7 ‘Discover You’ Workshop

Sports/Fitness 9 Action Indoor Sports Bundoora & Inflatable World 11 Gymsports Academy Epping 19 Ready Steady Go Kids

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Deadline for Mar 2016 Issue 18th of Feb 2016

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