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Raising Children Network

Raising Children Network provides tips and tools for everyday parenting from pregnancy to teens.

Raising Children Network website’s trusted and up-to-date videos, apps and articles help parents navigate the day-to-day decisions of raising children and looking after their own needs.

More than 30 000 parents visit raisingchildren.net.au every day to explore reliable information about children’s health, sleep, behaviour, eating, physical activity, family relationships, raising teenagers and much more.

Health and education professionals who work with families also recommend the website and distribute its information to parents.

Raising Children Network is free of advertising and commercial interests.

Some parents who use raisingchildren.net.au have commented:

  • “I use it whenever I have a parenting issue. I think it’s the best parenting website I have found.”
  • “Having somewhere safe to look for advice makes me feel strong as a parent.”
  • “Raising Children Network often reinforces what I am already doing which gives me confidence.”

The website is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Its member organisations are the Parenting Research Centre and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health.

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

A guide to understanding and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Includes information on safe sleeping and passive smoking.

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Children with autism: what to expect | Raising Children Network

Your child has just been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). What does the future hold? Heres what to expect, with stories from other parents.

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Obstetricians & Private Hospital | Raising Children Network

A guide to how obstetricians can be involved in your pregnancy, labour and birth care if you choose a private hospital setting.

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Healthy screen time & quality media: kids | Raising Children Network

School-age children can make the most of screen time by choosing quality media and working on healthy screen habits. Here are ideas for helping your child.

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Law & rights for children with disability | Raising Children Network

Here youll find information on disability rights and anti-discrimination law in Australia, as well as resources to help you find disability services.

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Play & learning: children with disability | Raising Children Network

Need info on play and learning for children with disability? Heres everything you need to know about school, behaviour, skills, play and friendships.

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Growing fresh herbs at home video | Raising Children Network

The children in this video sort and choose herbs from their garden for dinner. Its a great way to start a lifelong love for fresh food.

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Newborns connecting & communicating | Raising Children Network

How do you connect and communicate with newborns? Find out in our articles, videos and resources on newborns connecting, bonding, communicating and more.

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Men, relationships & mid-pregnancy | Raising Children Network

The middle months of pregnancy can be a great time for men to strengthen their relationship with their partner. This Dads Guide to Pregnancy explains how.

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Seeing an audiologist: for parents & kids | Raising Children Network

If your child has hearing, speech, communication, behaviour, learning or other ear issues, an audiologist can identify the problem and help treat it.

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