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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 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 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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Blocked tear duct: babies & toddlers | Raising Children Network

Many babies get a blocked tear duct. Symptoms include watering eyes and discharge. Blocked tear ducts mostly fix themselves, but its good to see a GP.

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Kinship care & carers in Australia | Raising Children Network

Kinship care is when children cant live with parents, so relatives or friends become primary carers. Kinship carers need support in this important role.

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Pregnancy care for CALD communities video | Raising Children Network

This video has information for CALD communities on types of pregnancy care in Australia and getting pregnancy information in languages other than English.

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Autism spectrum disorder assessment: video | Raising Children Network

Watch this video to get expert information about what happens in an assessment for autism spectrum disorder or ASD.

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Childrens mental health: how to boost it | Raising Children Network

Your child needs good mental health. You can promote childrens mental health with positive relationships, behaviour support, a healthy lifestyle and more.

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Dietary guidelines in pictures: toddlers | Raising Children Network

What do toddlers need to eat each day? These illustrated dietary guidelines make it easy to serve your child the right amount from the five food groups.

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Problem-solving steps for parents | Raising Children Network

Problem-solving is a way of finding new solutions when you cant work through your issues. Get problem-solving tips and steps for parents and partners.

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Playgroups & how to find a playgroup | Raising Children Network

Read this guide to playgroups to find out what playgroups are, why theyre good for kids, where to find a local playgroup and how to start a playgroup.

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Blindness | Raising Children Network

A guide to dealing with vision impairment in young children.

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School-age development: in a nutshell | Raising Children Network

This in-a-nutshell guide provides an overview of social, emotional and intellectual development for children aged 5-8 years.

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