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Kids, Parenting

The surprising benefits of learning to play an instrument

Written By Chloe Adam. Learning to play a musical instrument is an investment. How so? You might ask. Firstly, you’ll need to invest in an instrument.  Next, you’ll need to invest in music lessons, and find a suitable teacher. Then, you’ll need to invest time, effort, diligence and energy into practicing.  Oh, and you should also consistently show up to music lessons too! It’s definitely an investment, but the investment is worth it. There are many other surprising reasons why learning to play an instrument can be incredible beneficial — a lot of these physiological, emotional and neurological benefits are…

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Parenting

How to help your teen prepare for the HSC

With the release of the HSC exam timetable, now is the perfect time to start helping your teen prepare early for the exams. If they’re already feeling nervous, or you’re worried about getting them through it in one piece, you’re not alone.  Thankfully, there are a few simple steps that can take the stress out of studying and help your teen sail through the HSC.  Getting the most out of self-directed study Developing students’ self-directed study skills is especially important when preparing them for HSC subjects. During examination periods, self-directed learners who’ve developed good study habits tend to manage this…

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Babies, Events, Pregnancy & Birth

Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo returns to Sydney Showground for 3 huge days

The Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo (PBC Expo) is excited to be returning to Sydney from 27-29 May at the Sydney Showground for three huge days. The Pregnancy Babies and Children’s Expo is Australia’s trusted early parenting event. With over 30 years of experience, it is a must for all new parents. In 2022 we are hosting 12 Expos around Australia, where visitors can talk directly with brand owners, product developers and service providers and have their questions answered. Visit the PBC website: www.pbcexpo.com.au Visitors will be able to explore more than 200 brands and an unbeatable range of products under…

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Inspiration, Kids

TAKING THE AWKWARD OUT OF THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

TAKING THE AWKWARD OUT OF THE BIRDS AND THE BEESThere are few conversations more dreaded or awkward than discussing sex with your children. But local father Dave Hartmann, and his best mate Justin Sweeting, are changing that. Through their book ‘The Birds And The Bees And Giraffes That Drink Wee’, the duo present a refreshingly hilarious way of broaching this often cringe-worthy subject -by exploring the crazy and comical ways that many animals mate. All the while helping kids conclude for themselves that not only is sex natural and something all creatures do, but thankfully, human sex is in fact the most normal of them all!“Like so…

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Parenting

The Story Behind Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day

We have done some research and have been investigating where Mothering Sunday evolved from and we have found some interesting facts and stories … have you heard any others? Mother’s Day is on different date depending on where you live … and some of this year’s dates are: UK & Ireland is Sunday 27th March, 2022 USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand is Sunday 8th May, 2022 France is Sunday 29th May, 2022 Spain is Sunday 1st May, 2022 The History: During the 16th century, people in the UK used to return on the 4th Sunday in Lent for a service to their…

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Pregnancy & Birth

Women’s Health Physiotherapy – How can we help you?

A women’s health physio is a trained physio who can help with a variety of conditions throughout the lifespan; from adolescent incontinence or pelvic pain, to pregnancy, post-pregnancy and into menopause. We perform a comprehensive assessment to obtain an understanding of the whole picture. Depending on the assessment, treatment will include education and management strategies, manual therapy (massage, ultrasound, etc.) and exercise prescription.   Conditions that Women’s Health Physios treat include:  Pregnancy-related low back and pelvic girdle pain Pelvic floor dysfunction: incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, urgency, constipation  Postnatal check: pelvic floor assessment, perineal tear/episiotomy management, exercise prescription  Mastitis  Pelvic pain: overactive…

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Events, Parenting, Playgroups

Navigate the parenting journey

South Eastern Community Connect offers a range of services and activities for new parents to navigate the parenting journey. South Eastern Community Connect organises regular weekly Playgroups, Parenting skill building programs and family fun days. Checkout below the programs and activities that South Eastern Community Connect have, and don’t forget the SECC Family Fun Day at Saturday the 14th May 2022. Playgroups. The early years of parenting can feel like one, long, sleepless night… Parents and carers face all kinds of challenges, and the right kind of support is crucial. That’s why South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) runs a range…

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Kids, School holidays

LinguaKidz School Holiday Language Camps

LinguaKidz foreign language school holiday programs engage, entertain and educate young people about language and culture without leaving town! Three-day school holiday ‘day camps’ for kids aged 5-15 years offered in Spanish, Italian, French or Japanese! School holiday foreign language lessons for children & teens Campers can expect to cook food, dance and create craft projects which reflect elements of the countries they have explored! Songs, dance, music, games and role-plays are just some of the ways children develop language skills with LinguaKidz. With a focus on listening and speaking, these skills are naturally improved through their communicative and interactive…

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Kids, School holidays

CLEVER FOX EDUCATION…THOROUGHNESS IN TUITION

To many of us, one tutoring college is pretty much the same as another. Think again! When Amber Fox set out to establish Clever Fox Education some years ago, she was determined to bring to it the high standards of integrity and professionalism she epitomised in her teaching career…a period of some twenty-five years, in a variety of schools both here and overseas. With her multiple qualifications and wide experience, Amber personally ensures that each student is treated sensitively, as an individual, with his /her own needs and aspirations. Whether tuition is in regard to selective high school entrance, scholarship…

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Kids

FREE HAIRCUTS THIS SCHOOL HOLIDAY FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

Term one is done and dusted. The school holidays offer families a chance to reset before Term 2 starts next week. With a quarter of the school year already behind us, now is the time for parents to reflect and assess how their child has settled into school and identify any learning gaps, lack of confidence or signs of struggling. This may be the perfect time to seek help if parents feel their child needs it. Online tutoring service Cluey Learning recognises that every child has a unique personality and approach to learning, which is why they tailor their tutoring…

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