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16 February 2006 - Edition #47

Congratulations to Corynne of Noosa!
Corynne was the lucky name drawn out of the 'hat' for the 2 tickets to the 24th of February performance of "The Gingerbread Lady" kindly given to us by the Noosa Arts Theatre. Stay tuned for more 'Coast News' competitions...

The Editors Desk!
"Read first before you yell at me..."
Starting this issue with a disclaimer LOL! I am NOT talking about all parents, so please read first before you yell at me, blaming parents for kids anti-social behaviour is NOT normally my gig, and I am usually the first to be offended. BUT!

After the exposure given to that Ipswich woman's school parking altercation with police, you would think that parents would have had a really obvious 'heads up' that this behaviour is not acceptable? Guess what! Nope, my husband nearly got wiped out doing the morning drop off by a parent who not only was driving too fast, but did a U turn, over double white lines, right in front of the school crossing, and then, to add insult to injury, displayed some lovely language, (in front of kids), when called on her actions. Makes the mind boggle! What is her child growing up learning is acceptable behaviour?

Thinking, just a one off bad experience, NO, give it another day... Duties as a parent helper at the KidZone disco (thanks kindly to Steve & the Noosa Leisure Centre) as a fundraiser, well, kids can be exuberant, no problem there, some though were little terrors, no care for the kids around them, nor respect for the adults supervising them. (Before you all yell at me, the majority of kids are great!!!) The departure rules at the disco are excellent and developed solely for the safety of the kids, i.e. kids cannot leave the premises without a parent physically coming in and claiming them. Many kids just push and shove trying to get out the door at the end, I had a few swear at me and one even 'pushed' me quiet hard (mostly the same culprits who didn't behave inside). 'Not Happy Jan' as you can imagine.

Then it got worse... Some parents got cranky at us for not allowing their children to run around in the dark outside waiting for them (go figure), some just ignored us, and a few actually abused us! The kid who pushed me obviously learned his behaviour off his mum, as she finally walked inside, swore at me, and complained about having to go through this 's**t' every time her kid came here! I didn't need to be Einstein to see where that kid learned his social skills :(...

I know we are not a perfect parents, who can claim that tag? Like the majority of parents, we do our best, and even if things go bad (and they do for a variety of reasons beyond a parents control), we can take comfort in the fact that we tried... I guess the moral of the story is, if you don't want to be blamed for your kids bad behaviour, don't teach them bad behaviour by example in the first place!

Best Wishes, Noely, Community Site Co-ordinator

Sunshine Coast Special
Noosa Valley Manor Luxury Bed & Breakfast Specials
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Community Noticeboard
15 Exercise Volunteers Wanted
Interfitness "the future of personal training online", is looking for serious volunteers to be trial partners with this unique program. At Interfitness you will have tailor made training sessions to suit your lifestyle... read more >>

Latest Event News
7th Annual 2006 Green Gate Ride On Mower Race
Cooroibah - Standard, Modified, Super Modified Mower Classes, Wheel Barra Races & more... read more >>

Business in Focus
Blue Water Kayak Tours
Join Blue Water Kayak Tours and enjoy a leisurely guided kayak tour of the Pumicestone Passage & Queensland's Moreton Bay Marine Park from the beautiful Sunshine Coast Caloundra... read more >>

Music in Focus
Noosa District Pipe Band
The Noosa District Pipe Band plays a varied repertoire of music as appropriate for any particular occasion. The band was formed more than 10 years ago and has grown, both in ... read more >>

Real Estate "Business in Focus"
Kids boutique, Noosa River

Retail at the perfect location. Kids' Clothing, linen, furniture, toys & gifts - quality brands with kids' style in mind. Easy hours of trading... Check it out NOW!
In this issue:
Editors Desk
Local Specials
Latest Community News
Latest Event News
Business in focus
This week in Real Estate

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