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Schoolbag Tips

With school children across Australia gearing up to begin the year I find myself, like so many parents, knee-deep in book-covering, pencil cases and lunchboxes. I’ve also renewed my love affair with my ‘labeller’, but that’s another story! Whilst reassessing uniforms and shoes however, I realised just how overwhelming pre-school purchases can become and thought…

Balancing Work, Play & Guilt in the School Holidays

Firstly let me apologise for being so quiet throughout January. This year has certainly started at a ‘bull-at-a-gate’ pace and I have had to really prioritise my time including foregoing writing blog posts and connecting with many of you on Facebook, etc. This has been a meager attempt to allow for ‘down-time’ with my boys—three…

10 Questions To Ask Myself

As 2011 winds up to a close I find I have started asking myself some fairly pertinent questions. Here are ten questions you too may like to ponder as you consider new rituals and habits for 2012. 1) Who were the people in my life this year that inspired me?  How did they inspire me?…

KORA Talks Ticklish

I’d like to share with you some beautiful words written by dear friend Therese Kerr… “Sometimes in life you are blessed to meet people who, through their sheer determination and love, have the ability to make a massive difference to not only your life but to others. “Last week I was truly blessed to finally…

5 Key Questions About Headaches In Children

Our eleven year-old is a trampoline enthusiast. He would literally take a trampolining class every day if the family budget would allow… He loves how his chest is becoming stronger and his shoulders and arms muscle-bound, but as chiropractic parents we feel a little uneasy about his eagerness to bounce and flip from the moment…

Halloween Treats & Lolly Bags?

Is your house full of lolly bags? Strangely, we seemed to have a long weekend filled with all four of my children attending at least two birthday parties each, and every time returning with an ENORMOUS lolly bag. These few party days were then followed up with Halloween festivities—increasingly popular now, even here in Australia….

Baby's Misshapen Head is Not Just Aesthetics

Have you noticed that your baby or infant has a flat spot on their head? That the overall head shape seems uneven? It may be worth a little more attention… Sometimes parents of young children ask if there is anything we (chiropractors) can do regarding their child’s head shape. Intricately understanding the nervous system and…

What's the Impact of Childhood Falls?

I recently watched a heart-warming TED talk in which the speaker Shawn Anchor recounts a personal childhood story… At the age of 7, entrusted to play “nicely” with his four year old sister (he suggests ‘combat’) she falls off the top bunk bed and plummets to the floor on all fours. As the shock sets…

Laugh… Whenever You Can!

“I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.”  —Woody Allen Don’t you hate that – when someone makes you laugh when you are eating or drinking? Having a good sense of humour though, even in moments like these, helps us to keep life in perspective. In fact laughing is a…

Research: Effects of Giving Children Common Medications

As proactive parents many of you have probably wondered if there are any ill-effects of commonplace medications like nurofen and panadol… When our child has a raging fever or an acute earache we feel pressed to act quickly. We often automatically reach for paracetamol to reduce their pain and fever, to calm them down and…