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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Sharing birth and life stories of parenthood
Birthready helps facitliate an evening of open discussion and peer sharing and learning for expectant and new parents, (women and men). In a friendly environment we support each other to share our birth and life stories, questions, ideas, wisdom and resources. We troubleshoot our challenges by hearing each others perspecives and explore ways to manage our challenges. This is a facilitated process that uses group discussion, movies, handouts, hands on practices and what ever comes up in the group to explore how we can be happier, healthier human beings during the pregnancy to early parenting time.
Time: 7 - 8.30 pm First Thursday of each month
Place: Birthready Ringwood
Bring: A plate of supper to share (Optional)
RSVP: Please book your place to confirm (I may need to reschedule if called to a birth)
Please invite others that may be interested
Cost: $20 per person