05 Oct October Issue of CHILD Magazines
Say hello to our October issue of CHILD magazines. This month we focus on carers who are caring all-year-round for those with illness and disability. We also share some of our favourite cookbooks, and talk about bringing some of our past well-loved board games back into playtime. Have you picked up an issue yet?
It’s National Carers Week, 15-21 October. Really, every week is carers’ week because carers care year-round. We think of carers as adults, but around 60,000 children around Australia care for parents or other family members who are living with illness or disability. Lisa Kelly, CEO of Carers ACT, says there are two or three young carers in every class in Canberra, and not all of them are identified and supported. Extrapolate those rates to the rest of Australia, and that’s a lot of caring.
Our lead story this month profiles three young carers’ stories. Their lives involve hardship, lots of work, and missing out of normal teenage things like mall-hanging, sport and extra-curricular pursuits. But they also acquire strengths that carefree teens may not, like confidence, maturity and knowing their way around a kitchen.
Speaking of kitchens, we trawled the bookshelves of the CHILD team to uncover those oldie-but-goodie cookbooks that are so loved, they’re like old family friends. These aren’t necessarily the glamour-puss cookbooks with production values that make them look like a bird-of-paradise, and chic ingredients drawn from around the world. They’re the reliable, works-every-time cookbooks dressed in sensible shoes, that use basics you probably have in the pantry. All are assets to a family dinner table. We hope you like them as much as we do.
And don’t forget to head to the CHILD Magazines Facebook page to enter to win the five adults and children’s books featured in this issue!
P.S Big thanks to our lovely cover-kid Coco for being on this month’s cover.
The CHILD Mags Team
Still-Life Styling + Images by Jenna Templeton / Cover Photography by Michelle Young