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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

  • Triple P - Positive Parenting Program—provides parents with practical information to support their child's growth and development. Triple P is currently free for all Queensland parents and carers and includes a range of seminars, resources, an online course , group sessions and one-on-one support so parents can receive as much or as little help as they need, depending on their individual preferences and situation.
  • Tips for new parents—a good way to get started. Find out how to prepare for your baby’s arrival and look after its health and wellbeing in those early weeks.
  • Raising Children Network—a comprehensive website offering resources and information on parenting for children of all ages.
  • Raising Children DVD—a free DVD guide for parenting from birth to 5 years old.
  • The Child and Family Psychology Clinic—a specialist centre operated by the Parenting and Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland. The centre offers help for parents who have concerns about their child's behaviour or emotional adjustment.
  • Parentline—provides confidential counselling for parents. Phone Parentline on 1300 301 300, from 8am-10pm, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call.
  • The Young Parents Program and Young Parents Support Program—offer parenting advice and practical support for young parents.

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.

Related links

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
14 June 2016

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