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Parenting

Becoming a parent can be one of the most wonderful but challenging experiences in life. It can sometimes put a strain on relationships, regardless of what they were like before. This can include relationships with your partner, friends or family. But there are ways you can work through tough times and and stay close to your loved ones.

Being a parent

Postnatal depression, single parenting, relationship breakdowns and divorce and losing your identity can be some of the difficulties faced by parents.

Parental rights and finances

Parents have rights in regards to workplace issues, parental leave, discrimination and breastfeeding. Financial assistance and benefits are also avail...

Family and siblings

Children grow up in different structures such as nuclear families, blended families, rainbow families (same sex parents) and single parents.

Teenage parents

Teenage parents need emotional and financial support to be able to raise their child and have the option to continuing their education. Find out more.

Indigenous families

If you are part of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family, there are programs available to you where you can get help and support for your ch...

Rural and remote living

Find out what eHealth support, rural health services and other support services are available to you and your family living in the country and rural a...

Your child's safety

Your child's safety is in your hands from buying cots, prams, strollers, car seat, toys and nightclothes to hot water safety and child-resistant packa...

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