Topic "Parenting" in Karen - total 62 documentsTitle: Babies from birth to crawling - birth to 9 months
Summary: Your baby will wriggle and roll from birth, start to sit up at about 6 months and crawl at about 9 months. They will also start to reach and grasp for objects and put them into their mouth. Understanding your baby’s development as they grow will help you gain a great deal of enjoyment from your child and help to keep them safe.
Title: Bedwetting in childhood
Summary: Bed-wetting is common. About one in every five children in Australia wets the bed. Bed-wetting can run in families and is more common in boys than girls before the age of nine years. It can be upsetting for the child and stressful for the whole family. The good news is that you can get help.
Title: Behaviour code for school students
Summary: This factsheet provides information for parents/carers and students on the expected behaviour of students in schools.
Title: Being a dad - Multicultural parent easy guide
Summary: Dads in all communities and cultures are very important for families. There are many ways to be a dad. How dads do some things in Australia may be new to you.
Title: Better sleep for teenagers: in pictures
Summary: A guide in pictures to teenage sleeping, with tips for helping teens, teenagers and adolescent children get to sleep, relax before bedtime, and wake up effectively.
Title: Bonding with newborns and babies - in pictures
Summary: Picture cards that illustrate bonding through cuddling, contact and facial expression. Suitable for 0-12 months.
Title: Burns and scalds first aid - in pictures
Summary: Picture cards that explain what to do if your child gets a burn or scald. A burn is an injury to the skin that happens from touching something hot. Scalds are burns from hot liquids or steam. Suitable for 0-18 years.
Title: Cerebral palsy overview and diagnosis (Video)
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about spotting the early signs of cerebral palsy and getting a diagnosis. Also, child health specialists explain that cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the brain. They talk about the different types of cerebral palsy, how it affects children and some of its causes.
Title: Cerebral palsy: after the diagnosis: part 2 (Video)
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about what happens after your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. They describe why it’s important to look after yourself, connect with other families and have a good support network. They also talk about different therapies. Health specialists say why early intervention is important, especially for helping children reach goals like feeding or dressing
Title: Changing a nappy: in pictures
Summary: An explanation of how to change a child's nappy using images.
Title: Child disability and early intervention: expert tips (Video)
Summary: In this short video, child disability experts talk about what early intervention is, how you get it and what it aims to do. They say it’s important to start early, but it’s also never too late to start. They talk about choosing a service provider and funding options. A parent describes her experience with early intervention.
Title: Child disability services and support
Summary: In this short video, you can find out how to get information about child disability services and where to start. Child disability experts take you through funding options, how to find good service providers and different types of respite care. You’ll also hear from other parents about their experiences of respite care and counselling
Title: Children's sleep: 20 frequently asked questions
Summary: Different children have different sleep needs, habits and problems. Here are answers to 20 frequently asked questions about children’s sleep
Title: Children in Australia - Multicultural parent easy guide
Summary: Children coming to Australia have a lot to get used to – a new home, school, language, culture and people. Parents can help children adapt to the changes and settle into their new life.
Title: Down syndrome: after the diagnosis 2
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Down syndrome talk about getting early intervention for their child after a diagnosis. Early interventions include physiotherapy, speech therapy and sign language. They discuss respite care and the value of having a good support network of family, friends and other families of children with Down syndrome. Child health specialists talk about early intervention options and family life.
Title: Down syndrome: overview and diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Down syndrome talk about getting the diagnosis during pregnancy. They say they talked with their families about how this child would fit into their lives, and about deciding to go on with the pregnancy. Also, child health specialists explain what Down syndrome is and how they test for it.
Title: Encouraging good behaviour: 15 tips
Summary: This guide to encouraging positive behaviour in children has tips for getting children to behave well.
Title: Getting your child to eat breakfast
Summary: Need breakfast ideas for kids? Our guide to getting kids to eat breakfast has healthy breakfast ideas and explains why breakfast is important for kids.
Title: Hand-washing for children and teenagers: in pictures
Summary: An explanation of how to wash your hands correctly using images.
Title: Homemade toys and free activities for kids
Summary: With a little imagination you can turn ordinary things into homemade toys and free activities for kids. Here are some great ideas for kids of all ages.
Title: How to hold and handle your newborn: in pictures
Summary: This parenting guide in pictures shows you how to hold a baby or newborn. It includes tips for picking up, handling and cradling your baby.
Title: How to keep your teeth healthy
Summary: Information about how to keep children's teeth healthy, how to brush and when to take your child to a dental clinic for their first checkup.
Title: Indoor safety: in pictures
Summary: This illustrated guide to indoor home safety for kids has information on smoke detectors, safety glass, poisons, safety gates, sharp items and blind cords.
Title: Keeping children safe - Multicultural Parent Easy Guide
Summary: Parents from all cultures and communities want their children to be safe from harm. While Australia is generally a safe place, children can be harmed at home or in the community.
Title: Kids talk: 75 ways to encourage children
Summary: This is a poster with 75 suggestions to encourage children (positive reinforcement).
Title: Learning from home advice in your language
Summary: Information on how to best setting up a learning environment for your child at home, lists the student responsibilities, provides advice on managing screentime and online safety, how you can check on your child's mental health and wellbeing and what to do if your child requires additional needs.
Title: Learning through play in early childhood settings
Summary: This resource outlines the importance of play for children's learning and development, and the role of play within children's education in Australia.
Title: Multilingual and bilingual children - benefits and challenges
Summary: If you are bilingual, you use two languages. If you are multilingual, you use more than two. Raising multilingual or bilingual children has many benefits. For example, it can create strong family and cultural bonds. Raising multilingual or bilingual children has challenges. For example, it can take a lot of time and effort.
Title: Newborn baby routines: in pictures
Summary: An explanation of your newborn's daytime and nightime routines and how to balance routine with their needs.
Title: Nino's child restraint challenge - tips for using booster seats
Summary: Parents and carers take part in Nino's Child Restraint Challenge to make sure they are buckling their children into booster seats correctly.
Title: Parent guide for the first week of life
Summary: This guide provides new parents with information about what is normal for their newborn baby and what to look out for to alert them that their baby is unwell.
Title: Parenting in Australia - Multicultural Parent Easy Guide
Summary: Parents from all cultures and communities share a love of their children and want the best for them. There are many ways to raise children. Some of the ways children are raised in Australia may be new to you. Everyone in the family is getting used to life in a new culture. Working things out together can help keep families strong.
Title: Parenting payment (bilingual version)
Summary: Parenting Payment is income support for parents or guardians to help with the cost of raising children.
Summary: Parentline is a statewide service available to families with children from birth to eighteen years within Victoria, Australia. Parentline operates seven days a week. Professional telephone counsellors provide counselling, information and contact details for community services.
Title: Persistent sleep problems in children and teenagers
Summary: About persistent sleep problems in children and teens - insomnia, sleep apnoea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and delayed sleep phase
Title: Play learn grow - celebrate family, culture and community (12months consultation)
Summary: Belonging and contributing to family, culture and community is important for your baby’s identity, learning and development.
Title: Play learn grow - create incredible things together (2 year consultation)
Summary: Your child will feel valued and loved when you make things with them and listen and respond to their ideas and questions.
Title: Play learn grow - discover and learn during everyday routines (4 weeks consultation)
Summary: Everything in your baby’s world is new and fascinating.Talk to them about what they can see, hear and feel.
Title: Play learn grow - getting to know each other (2 weeks consultation)
Summary: In the first two weeks, there’s lots of learning for you and your baby – especially about each other.
Title: Play learn grow - go exploring together (18 months consultation)
Summary: Exploring the world gives your child the chance to learn, move and connect with others. What is familiar to you can be a new adventure for your child.
Title: Play learn grow - let's have fun together (4months consultation)
Summary: Your baby will show lots of interest in the world around them. Follow your baby’s gaze and talk about the things that have caught their attention.
Title: Play learn grow - share your baby's excitement about their world (8 months consultation)
Summary: Your baby is fascinated by everything! You can make up songs and stories for them and capture their interest and excitement.
Title: Play learn grow - we're making more than just cake (3.5 years consultation)
Summary: Everyday activities can be fun learning opportunities. Pretending, creating and helping allows your child to discover new things.
Title: Play learn grow - your baby's learning has already begun (newborn)
Summary: Babies are learning from their first hours of life. There’s so much that you can learn together in their first weeks at home with you.
Title: Play learn grow - your baby is learning every day, everywhere (8 weeks consultation)
Summary: Every day and every situation is a time for learning. As your baby becomes more alert, look for opportunities to enjoy and share your baby’s discoveries.
Title: Playing with your baby
Summary: Babies find out about the world through play and exploration. You can help by using fun and inspiring baby play ideas and playing baby games.
Title: Raising multilingual and bilingual children - options
Summary: There are two main models for raising bilingual and multilingual children - one person-one language, and heritage language as home language. The best way to help children learn broad vocabularies in languages other than English is to always use those languages with them. You can support your child’s multilingual or bilingual development through play, community activities and everyday activities at home.
Title: Reducing SUDI and SIDS risk: in pictures
Summary: Reduce SUDI and SIDS risk by sleeping babies on their backs, creating a safe sleeping environment and breastfeeding if you can.
Title: Safe sleeping
Summary: This brochure lists six ways to sleep baby safely and reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy.
Title: Sleep and learning
Summary: Sleep can affect concentration, memory and behaviour. It’s no wonder that how well your child sleeps has an impact on how well he learns
Title: Sleep relaxation for children: in pictures
Summary: Techinques for your child to relax and get a good night's sleep.
Title: Soothing a crying baby: in pictures
Summary: Techinques to soothe a crying baby, inlcuded recognising reasons why they are distressed and how to keep a crying baby safe.
Title: Speak to your child in the language you know best
Summary: It's very important that you speak, read and write with your child in your home language. The language you know best. It can take your child some time to learn English after their first language. Your child will not be disadvantaged if they don't speak English at home.
Title: Starting in early childhood services for children learning English as an Additional Language
Summary: This resource talks about early childhood services, the role of Educators and ways parents can support their children to settle in.
Title: Strong families - Multicultural parent easy guide
Summary: Families are the most important thing in children’s lives. Keeping your family strong can help everyone adapt to a new life in Australia.
Title: Support services - Multicultural parent easy guide
Summary: Parents in Australia often go to services for help with family matters. Services welcome families from all cultures and communities. They can help just as family or community might have helped you in the past.
Title: Temper tantrums: why they happen and how to respond
Summary: Tantrums are extremely common in toddlers and preschoolers. They're how young children deal with difficult feelings. It helps to tune in to your child's emotion, and to avoid situations that trigger your child's tantrums.
Title: The importance of home languages
Summary: This resource provides important information about growing up with multiple languages and the critical role of maintaining home language/s as a basis for learning English.
Title: Toddlers on the move 9-18 months
Summary: Your toddler will become increasingly mobile now and start to walk. They will also become very curious; trying to open cupboards, turn switches on and off and seek out items they know exist even if they are hidden from view. At this age your toddler will want to “test” everything by putting it in their mouth. Toddlers will imitate the actions of adults, so it is important for parents to model safe behaviour.
Title: Tooth tips [18 months - 6 years]
Summary: Tooth tips for 2 to 6 years old. Aimed at parents, grandparents and carers. Eat well. Drink well. Clean well. Dental visits. Tips on toothbrushing. Did you know?
Title: Tummy time: in pictures
Summary: This parenting guide in pictures shows why tummy time is important, how to do tummy time with a young baby and how to make sure baby enjoys tummy time.
Title: Why play is important
Summary: Play is more than just for babies and children. It's how they learn and develop. Playing with your child is one of the most important things you can do
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