There’s an old saying: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Australian parents often feel they have to raise their children all by themselves, especially if they don’t have friends or relatives nearby. No-one can do everything alone, we all need help sometimes. As a parent of young children, you can often feel all at sea in uncharted waters.
We have prepared these Parent Resources for parents of young children to use if you need them. We’ve tried to keep them short and simple. Take the ones that are helpful for you and your family. Leave the ones that aren’t. There’s no single right way to raise children. Every family in Australia is different.
As well as our resources, here are some links to other sites with lots of good resources for parents:
If you’ve tried these ideas but still find you’re having trouble raising your children, ask for help. Don’t hesitate. Ask for help.
If you live in Shoalhaven City, some of the people who can help you are listed on the Behaviour Support Network
Wherever you live in Australia, some people who can help you are:
- Your family doctor or paediatrician
- Your local Early Intervention Centre
- Your local Community Health Centre
- Your child’s preschool or child care centre
- Your child’s school counsellor
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- Tip 1 Look After Yourself
- Tip 2 Helping Emotional Development
- Tip 3 Having Fun Together
- Tip 4 Active Play
- Tip 5 Catch Them Being Good
- Tip 6 Family Organisation
- Tip 7 Being Consistent
- Tip 8 Preventing Arguments
- Tip 9 Preventing Problems
- Tip 10 Using Reminders
- Tip 11 Teaching New Skills
- Tip 12 Give Effective Instructions
- Tip 13 Praise Cooperative Behaviour
- Tip 14 Dont React
- Tip 15 Independent Play
- Tip 16 Consequences
- Tip 17 Active Listening
- Tip 18 Problem Solving
- Tip 19 Being Assertive