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Parenting Resources

Information, education and support

Circle of security – Parenting model to support happiness and secure attachment for children.

Montessori Australia – Supporting your childs full development

Raising children – The Australian parenting website

Pinky McKay – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Pinky McKay is a Melbourne based writer and editor specialising in health, education and family issues. She also works ‘hands on’ with parents, teaching infant massage and solving breastfeeding problems, with many clients being referred to her by health professionals such as GPs and MCH nurses.

Mother baby behavioural sleep laboratory – Dr James McKenna

Tweedle – Our highest priority is to provide assistance to families during pregnancy and with children up to school age that are facing multiple challenges and are in urgent need of therapeutic support.

Parenting science: A website for parents who are interested in the big picture — child-rearing and child development considered from the perspectives of anthropology, evolution, psychology, and neuroscience.

PANDA – Post and Antenatal Depression Association Inc – Practical information, support, resources, education, news and events

Zero to Three – Early connections last a lifetime – education, videos, resources for great parenting. 

Behind the Mask: The Hidden Struggle of Parenthood – Presented by PANDA – This film presents real life stories of new parents who’ve experienced and overcome perinatal depression and anxiety. It talks honestly about their stories and features insights from experts and health professionals. It provides an opportunity to look behind the mask of secrecy that often conceals the true feelings of those effected by this debilitating condition.

Mothering – The magazine of natural family living. Many articles and information including support for dads.

Natural Parenting Melbourne – Parenting Naturally – Respecting our children and our Earth

Not by accident – A documentary podcast series about choosing to become a single mother and coping with being one.

Please share with me other resources you found particularly helpful to parenting with more confidence, knowledge, joy and support.

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