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safety-issues

Philippa Macken writes about how parents can help to keep their infant free from harm.

hitting-the-right-note

Margaret Langdon reports on the wonderful work of Dr Catherine Crock and the Hush Music Foundation.

dealing-with-disasters

Professor Brett McDermott writes about helping children after the event.

sound-foundation

Peter Hadfield explains how young people are being inspired through the power of music.

toys-for-all

With a variety of resources aimed at children's different developmental stages, toy libraries offer lots of fun at little cost, writes Anlina Jones.

a-happy-tale

Richard Lord, CEO of Assistance Dogs Australia, writes about the ways in which dogs help people with special needs.

helping-by-understanding

Murray Dawson-Smith, CEO of Amaze, writes about the difference community awareness can make to families affected by autism.

corps-values

As Anzac Day approaches, Shrine of Remembrance CEO Denis Baguley looks at how families can explore and connect with our military past.

lift-off

Marcus Leslie writes about an initiative encouraging a love of movement and physical activity in children.

back-to-school

Margaret Langdon reports on projects aimed at re-engaging students who have dropped out of the education system.

sound-sight

Terri Smith, CEO of Optometrists Association Australia (Victoria), urges parents to keep an eye on their children's vision.

achieving-potential

Carmel Meehan reports on educational support for gifted and talented children in Victoria.

concussion-discussion

Dr Audrey McKinlay examines what to do if your child experiences a head injury.

serving-the-community

Gemma Franks is full of admiration for her husband and his fellow firies.

easing-the-transition

Margaret Langdon reports on a program making the first day of school a little less daunting for children with a disability.

the-waiting-place

In a house away from home, Rebecca John reflects on the lives of families like hers, who have to cope with serious challenges.

the-tweddle-touch

Andrea Travers reports on an organisation that has been supporting families for 90 years.

playing-with-culture

Margaret Langdon reports on playgroups helping migrant families.

match-report

Margaret Langdon looks at the sometimes life-changing friendships formed between children with special needs and volunteer helpers.

music-to-our-years

Interactive technology is taking music teaching in schools to new and wider horizons, reports Sean Mooney.

peering-into-the-future

Margaret Langdon reports on a student-led education program that's changing the environment – of schools and beyond.

responding-to-risk

The Children's Protection Society is providing an innovative program at a dedicated centre for children from troubled backgrounds, writes Margaret Langdon.

unreal-interactions

Mary Hawthorne, principal of the Village School, reflects on the nature of nurturing.

westside-story

You can run away to join the circus, but this one's in the neighbourhood, and everyone's welcome, writes Margaret Langdon.

the-foster-care-factor

Foster-carer numbers are dwindling, but Margaret Langdon meets one for whom the role is undeniably life-affirming.

yes-we-can

Margaret Langdon meets a mum with cerebral palsy whose greatest obstacle is other people's attitudes.

trying-and-succeeding

A random act of kindness in Melbourne in 1883 led to the formation of a society to help young people. Margaret Langdon reports on how that assistance has been continuing and expanding to this day.

the-art-of-philosophy

A program at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is prompting some interesting discussions among students, writes Margaret Langdon.





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