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Resources for parents

Raising a child is not always easy but there are resources that can help you meet some of the challenges. This page is a guide to websites, books and DVDs that may answer some of your parenting questions.

Advice on raising your child

Single parents and stepfamilies

Search the Raising Children Network for support and advice for foster carers, grandparents, same-sex parents, sole parents and step-parents.

Information for separated families is available from the Australian Government’s Department of Human Services. This includes a child’s guide to changing families.

Read more about step and extended families.

Connecting with other parents

Baby and child forums let you share advice, concerns and stories with other parents. The forums are organised according to the age of your child.

MyTime groups offer parents of children with disability the opportunity to socialise and share information with peers.

Parent to parent is a support network for parents who have a family member with disability.

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Childcare resources

Find out about childcare services, how to enrol your child in early education and care, and the financial support that may be available.

Reading to your child

Reading to and with your child is a good way to establish early bonds between you.

See a list of age-appropriate books for children up to 5 years old.

Family payments and services

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Last updated
22 October 2014

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