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Step up for Down Syndrome

October is a special month for families with children with Down Syndrome – or trisomy 21, which means a person has three copies of the 21st set of chromosones. It’s a time to share with the broader communitY the special challenges, blessings and talents oF their kids, and raise awareness of the brilliant support of the down syndrome association of Queensland. As Cally Ward, mum to four-year old Sarah Ward, ...

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The Happiness Equation

What makes Aussies happy? A loving partner, $100,000 of household income and a social activity that offers a sense of purpose apparently. According to a recent study from Deakin University, this is the country’s “golden triangle of happiness”. And, as Deakin psychologist Professor Robert Cummins, explains, being fat is no barrier. Prof Cummins has taken aim at doctors and societal attitudes which push the i ...

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20 Rainy Day Boredom Busters

With all the wet weather we’ve had lately it’s hard to know if the school holidays will be full of sunshine and lots of outdoor play, or rain and being cooped up inside. If you don’t want to hear “I’m bored” or “what can I do now?” then it’s a good idea to plan ahead and have some ideas up your sleeve. Here are some bright ideas for rainy days: 1. Build a cubby house – bring together chairs, couches, blanke ...

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