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AEIOU child with autism being supported in early education

AEIOU Foundation provides leading early intervention and care to children with autism aged 2 - 6 years.AEIOU Foundation's evidence-based program develops essential life skills, independence, confidence and inclusion,... Read More


Managing your temper with kids

Everyone gets angry, and parenting is full of situations that can trigger our anger. There are a few things we can do, as parents, though to manage our anger so we don’t further inflame things and can work toward the best outcomes for both our child and ourselves. Anger is a natural response Anger is …

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Brisbane Cheap Parking Options

Whether it’s for a shopping trip, an outing to the City Botanic Gardens or Roma Street Parklands, beach fun at South Bank or visiting a gallery or museum, it’s always fun to head into Brisbane city. However, the price of parking often puts families off. The good news is that there are actually some very …

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Free help for Brisbane parents with postnatal depression

Are you having a baby, or recently had a baby, and are struggling to cope? Or do you know someone who is? If you were to believe the glossy magazines, you might think that having a baby is an easy or joyful time. But parenthood is not always peachy. One in 10 women experience depression …

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Tips for better family photos (taken by you)

1. Find the light At risk of stating the obvious, light is probably the most important part of getting a nice looking photo. I could write a book on all the considerations that go into finding good quality light but there are a few quick tips that will get you started. The best times of …

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Dads & Lads – FREE events for Dads and their boys in Brisbane

The statistics don’t lie. According to Beyond Blue, we have 180,000 young people currently experiencing depression, 440,000 young people currently experiencing an anxiety condition and 750,000 young people who currently have a mental health condition.  Mental health is no longer a stigma – it’s a common reality. The importance of father and son relationships Multiple …

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How much does your baby understand about emotion?

Recently, as I watched my mother being passed my baby nephew for the first time, I noticed how her face changed to an animated wide-mouthed smile and how she said “Hello baby” in a soft tender voice. The cooing tones of “baby talk” that we’re all familiar with. These changes of facial expression and tone …

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10 Tips To Get The Best Brisbane Wedding Photos

1. Choose the right photographer for you This is easily my top tip for getting the photos you want. Sit down with your partner and spend time going through as many webpages as you can handle. Make sure you get as deep as you can. The big wedding photography companies have big marketing budgets so …

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No Jab, No Pay vaccination rules

The Federal Government’s ‘No Jab, No Pay’ policy is now in full swing, meaning families could miss out on payments if their kids aren’t vaccinated. The policy was introduced in a bid to lift vaccination rates and help reduce the spread of potentially dangerous preventable diseases like whooping cough and measles. Under the new rules, …

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What to Do if a Child or Pet Is Locked in a Car

We all know that it can be dangerous to leave children and pets alone in cars. (It can also be illegal, as we covered in detail in Is it Okay to Leave Kids Alone in Cars?) However, do you know what to do if you accidentally lock your child or pet in a car? Do …

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Where Can I Find a 24 Hour Pharmacy in Brisbane?

There is nothing more stressful for a parent then to have a sick child and wondering, “Where can I find a 24 Hour Pharamacy in Brisbane”.  Watching your little one go from driving you crazy with their endless energy one minute to complaining of a sore tummy and running high fevers the next is no …

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Perinatal Depression and Anxiety (PNDA)

This is the face of postnatal depression and anxiety. Well, one of them. It’s the face of crippling self-doubt, relentless self-hatred. It’s the face of throbbing guilt and constant, constant failure. I know, because it’s my face. This picture was taken during the most difficult time of my life. But you wouldn’t know, would you? …

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20 Ways To Reduce Your Electricity Bill In Queensland

Have you ever opened your electricity bill and had that sinking feeling? Living in Queensland, it’s easy to use a lot of electricity, particularly on cooling, which is why thanks to Origin Energy we have compiled the top 20 ways to save money on your energy bill. Lowering your energy consumption means not only more cash in …

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Options for Healthy Meals Delivered in Brisbane to You or a Loved One

When I had my second child, one of the best gifts I was given was a freezer bag full of yummy meals pre-prepared by a dear friend. As a busy mum, it was so lovely to have dinner sorted and one less thing to worry about in my day. Now, when friends have a new …

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Nightmares versus Night Terrors – what’s the difference and how to help your child

Most parents have found themselves woken during the night by their children having nightmares or night terrors, but do you know the difference between these two sleep issues and do you know how to manage them when they occur? Sleep is made up of two types – non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM) consisting of four …

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Domestic Violence Support in Brisbane

Domestic Violence is something that can affect anyone – men, women, children. The majority of domestic violence occurs behind closed doors, usually within the home and while the statistics for cases of domestic violence are high, the exact figures will go unknown due to the high number of unreported domestic violence incidents that occur in …

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Ryan’s Rule

Ryan’s Rule| The Rule That Could Save Your Child’s Life Despite being launched in 2013, many of us have still not heard of Ryan’s Rule — a rule that can literally save the life of a child or any loved one. Here at Brisbane Kids, we have the utmost respect and appreciation for the work …

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FIFO Support for Families in Brisbane

Thanks primarily to a booming mining industry, fly-in fly-out jobs are becoming increasingly common in Australia and for Brisbane families, meaning more and more families are experiencing the FIFO lifestyle. This unique lifestyle can bring many rewards and it can also have its challenges for families and relationships. With FIFO workers being away for long …

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Allergy Medical’s eczema clinic in Brisbane for kids

There are so many products on the market that claim to heal eczema, as well as conflicting advice about how to best treat the condition. That’s why Allergy Medical offers an eczema clinic in Brisbane to provide one-on-one education, training and support for eczema patients and their parents or carers. Allergy Medical’s eczema clinic provides …

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Living with Cystic Fibrosis – Kiah’s Story

Many thanks to Kalene for this personal account. Kiah’s Story My daughter Kiah aged 5, developed a chronic wet cough at the age of 6 months old. We took her to see numerous Doctor’s and Pediatrician’s who diagnosed her with “reactive airways disease”, as she was too young to be diagnosed with Asthma. During the …

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Ten reasons why Brisbane is one of the best cities to raise a family

Kids love having the best of everything. So how do parents make sure they can offer their kids the very best? They live in Brisbane. There are endless reasons why Brisbane is one of the best cities to raise a family, here are just ten: 1. The Weather Brisbane is an all-year-round city. The weather …

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Public Transport in Brisbane with Kids

Most Brisbane Kids are thrilled by the idea of a ride on a train, bus or ferry – often the destination is irrelevant! If it’s been a while since you’ve taken public transport, we’ve covered everything you need to know to ensure you have a smooth ride on public transport in Brisbane with kids. Timetables …

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Keeping Kids Safe in a Crowd

Attending events such as the Out of the Box Festival, the iconic Ekka or the awe-inspiring Christmas parades in the Queen Street Mall each year are a rite of passage that Brisbane Kids should experience at least once. But, unfortunately, with the excitement comes HUGE crowds and safety concerns for parents, especially those attending with …

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Baby Whisperer Brisbane

Katie Forsythe has a unique way of helping parents address their baby or young child’s sleep problems. Katie is different to other baby sleep consultants in Brisbane, as she believes that there is not only one way of dealing with issues regarding baby, toddler and young child sleep. Rather than apply a ‘one size fits …

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Birth Centre Brisbane

Join With Friends Of The Birth Centre To Get Your Natural Childbirth Are you trying to understand the concept of natural childbirth? Don’t know your GP from your OB? Confused about the difference between a doula and a midwife? Deciding how to birth is an important decision. In order to make an informed choice, why …

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Help to find Lost Pet in Brisbane

Reuniting You and Your Lost Brisbane Furbaby (Pet) Here at Brisbane Kids we want to make sure your other family member, your beloved pet, is able to be found when they go a-wandering and lose their way home. Here are some ideas and a list of resources you can turn to so you have the …

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The Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre

The Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre The Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre is a Not For Profit organisation. Their Community Learning team is based at Murrumba Downs (Just near North Lakes on the North side of Brisbane). They run many programs to improve family relationships – and give parents and children extra tools and resources to lead …

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