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What's on in the region
THIS WEEK: Pocket money ALBANY:
- Play in the Park with Storytime: Come down and join in the fun at
Cull Park on Campbell Rd every Tues 10am-12noon. YMCA and
Albany Library (Storytime at 11am). Play in the Park: Lakeside Park,
McKail Wed 10-12noon. YMCA.
- Albany Library: Story time (2-4 yrs)Thurs 10.30am; Rhyme time (0-3
yrs) Wed and Fri 10.30am. For information, ph: 9841 9390.
- Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre, 219 North Road ph 9841
Rhyme Time (Toddlers) Tues 10am; Mum's the Word (program for
young mums) Mon 12-2.45, Thurs 9.30-12.30 & Fri 12-2.45; My Turn
(Art Journalling) Tues 12.00; Multiple Births Wed 9.30am; Wednesday
Women 11.30am; Playgroup Fri 9.30; Rhyme Time (Babies) Fri 10am.
- Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. meets at Church of Christ, cnr
Campbell Rd and David St, fortnightly Fri 9.45am. Variety of topics
discussed, all mothers, toddlers and babies welcome. Ph: Jan 0419
- 'Mainly music': Fun interactive 30min music session for mums/
caregivers and their kids(0-5yrs). Thurs 9am plus morning tea at
Salvation Army, Nth Rd. $2/child max $5/family. Kids'Club: Fun Bible
based afternoon for primary school aged children, 1st Fri/month 3.30-
5pm. Contact Michelle 9841 1068.
- Immunisation Clinic Thurs 1-4pm at Community Health, Grey Street
West, or by appt on 9842 7500.
- Safety Demonstration House, 35 Mokare Road. Open by appt: 0428
- Western Districts Playgroup, Fridays 9.30am Bornholm Hall, Lower
Denmark Rd. Contact Wanda 9845 1201.
- Story Time Thurs 11am, Denmark Library.
- Toddlers' Gym 2-5yrs Fri 10.30am, Denmark Rec Centre Ph: 9848
- Playgroup Mon & Wed 9.30am, Denmark Occasional Child Care
- Playgroup Peppermint Cottage, Tues & Fri 9.15am, Steiner Play-
group Ph: 9848 1811.
- Bubs & Bellies mothers group Thurs 10am, Denmark Family Place.
Contact Sal 9848 3009.
- Story time Thurs 9.30am, Gnowangerup Shire library.
- Community playgroup Tues 10am-12noon. The Family Centre,
Whitehead Rd. Contact Jo Cook 9827 1283.
- Music sessions (0-5yrs), Tues 9am before playgroup. Contact Kirsty
- Jazz/ballet classes (3-6yrs) term Fridays 3.15pm at Lesser Hall.
Contact Emily Patterson 9827 1007.
- Story and Rhyme time Fridays 10am, at Kendenup Hall. Call Rachel
- Playgroup, Tues 9.30 at Kendenup Hall.
- Play in the Park: All Ages Park, Clive St Thurs 10-12noon. YMCA.
- Walk & Talk Wed 9am. Ph: 9821 2009.
- Little Groovers (3-5 yrs) Wed 4pm Katanning Leisure Centre.
- Toy Library Tues 9.30am, playgroup building.
- Play in the Park: Wilson Park, Lowood Rd., Mon 10-12noon. YMCA.
- Mt Barker playgroup 9.30am Tues and Fri, Marmion St.
- Toy Library Tues to Sat, town library, Lowood Rd. Ph: Peggy 9851
- Peaceful Bay Family Club - come along (for 0-5 yrs) fortnightly on
Thurs 1pm Peaceful Bay Hall, 1st Ave. Contact: Linda 9840 8650,
Simone 9840 8493 or Katrina 9840 8060.
- Family Playgroup, Crowden St, Tues 10am term time. Ph Rebecca
- Playgroup - Fri 9.30-11.30am, Wellstead School.
If you have a community group/event focusing on 0-12yrs please
contact us at Communities for Children at GSGPN on 9842 2797 or
WHEN, whether, how and what to give for pocket
money is an issue that often concerns parents.
There is not just one way to handle this.
To a large extent it depends on family values, family
practices and family finances but there are some gen-
eral points that you might like to consider in making
The main reason for giving pocket money is to help
children learn to manage money while they are still
young and you can still guide them.
Pocket money can help children feel that they are im-
portant members of the family because they are given
part of the family's spending money.
It helps children to make choices and to see that
sometimes people have to wait and save up to get
what they really want.
It can be a problem if there is not much money to
spare in the family, but even a very small amount can
give a child the feeling of some independence.
The age at which you start giving pocket money
depends on your child and you.
However, check what their friends' parents are doing
so they don't feel too different.
And remember, pocket money can be a valuable way
of teaching your child responsibility.
Get an idea about the 'going rate' from friends'
parents and work out whether this would work in your
Make sure that you are consistent and reliable about
Work out with your child what the pocket money will
cover. Include an amount for them to do whatever they
Allow your child to make some mistakes.
Encourage your child to save part of their pocket
money each week.
Give approval or maybe a bonus for successful
Adapted from Parenting Easy Guide "Pocket money"
with permission © Parenting SA, Government of South
For the complete document visit www.cyh.com
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Having a baby should be a very happy time but it can also be a challenging time
for any family and if you're struggling with your emotions, it's important to ask for
professional help -- the sooner the better.
Around one in ten women experience depression while pregnant or once the baby is
born. If this is you, or somebody you know, you can:
• Speak to your GP, Practice Nurse or Child Health Nurse
• Call the beyondblue info line on 1300 22 46 36
• Look online for information and advice. The Great Southern GP Network
(www.gsgpn.com.au) and Communities for Children (www.greatsouthernkids.
org.au) has links to beyondblue and WA Perinatal Mental Health Unit sites.
Great Southern GP Network,
106 Stirling Terrace, Albany
P.O. Box 5294
Ph: 9842 2797
Fax: 9842 2798
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