Raising children

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Mental health support for Australian families
Mental health support for Australian families May 2, 2016 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Help for children and adolescents Help for parents and carers Where children and adolescents can get help There are a range of telephone and web-based counselling services available for young people with mental health challenges in Australia. Translating and interpreting ... Read More »

Psychotherapist Q/A – Expert advice on how to discipline children
Psychotherapist Q/A – Expert advice on how to discipline children March 12, 2016 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fast Facts: Shaming is not discipline as children can’t distinguish between their impulses or actions and themselves. Shaming condemns the child, not the behaviour, and makes a child feel bad about him or herself.  By communicating with kindness and respect ... Read More »

Living with depression: Nina’s journey with depression and raising a family
Living with depression: Nina’s journey with depression and raising a family January 25, 2016 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Nina raises a family and experiences depression. She and her husband speak openly about her illness with their three sons and Nina says that while coping with depression isn’t easy, talking about it has brought them closer together as a ... Read More »

Dealing with online and offline bullying
Dealing with online and offline bullying November 11, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fast Facts Bullying is an ongoing attempt to intimidate, hurt, belittle and isolate the individual or group. Children who are more likely to bully others often experience power imbalances and aggression from those closest to them. Bullying is difficult to ... Read More »

Car seats
Car seats August 27, 2015 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Car seats are the best way to ensure children are safe when travelling in a car. They provide proper protection for small bodies when they are used correctly. However there are many things to consider when buying, installing and securing ... Read More »

Correct use of car seats in Australia
Correct use of car seats in Australia August 27, 2015 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A car seat or child restraint is a device which fits into the sitting space of a car to restrain a child while travelling. The top of the seat is attached to an anchor point and the bottom is held ... Read More »

Types of car seats
Types of car seats August 27, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Many different types of car restraints are available. Different types are suitable for use by babies and children up to 10 years of age. In Australia car restraints are grouped into four distinct types. There are also combination types. Using a ... Read More »

Laws governing car seats in Australia
Laws governing car seats in Australia August 27, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Using a safe car seat is not just a responsible things for parents and other adults to do when they travel in a car with children, it’s has many safety benefits and is legal requirement in all Australian States and Territories. There ... Read More »

Choosing the right car seat
Choosing the right car seat August 27, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The right car seat to choose depends on your child’s age and size. It’s important to buy the right type of child restraint, as Australian laws do not only state children up to seven years of age must travel in ... Read More »

Using a car seat correctly
Using a car seat correctly August 27, 2015 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Once you have chosen the right type of car seat for you baby or child, you’ll need to put aside time to install it correctly in your car and secure your child safely in it every time you drive. It’s not ... Read More »







 
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