|Website for parents|
|Monday, 04 September 2006 19:00|
A new Australian website is now on line for mothers, fathers, grandparents, carers and anyone else who has responsibility for the care of children, from newborns to eight year olds.
Working carers who have responsibility for young children will really appreciate having access to the Raising Children Network website. From changing a nappy, to learning the words of songs to sing to babies and young kids, to information for parents of children with a disability, the website covers an enormous range of topics and provides much valuable information.
It aims to meet the needs of a wide range of users, from the just curious, to those looking for assistance with particular problems or issues and also for those wanting to explore the science behind modern thinking on child care. It provides practical tools and current information on child health, safety, nutrition, learning, parental well-being, family management and activities for kids. It is also relevant for teachers, child care workers, general practitioners, human resource departments and others working with families and children.
The need for such a website was highlighted by research undertaken by the Centre for Community Child Health which revealed that many parents felt overloaded by often conflicting information and wanted to be able to find reliable up-to-date assistance in one place. It was developed by tapping into the collective wisdom of experts, industry bodies and practitioners from all over Australia including the feedback of 1,000 parents and is funded under the Federal Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy.
The Raising Children Network website is easy to navigate and user-friendly and can be found at www.raisingchildren.net.au .
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