The best possible start in life by supporting positive behaviour strategies

Parenting Workshops

Family Services Illawarra
A listing of parenting groups currently available from a Family Services Illawarra and a range of other agencies.  Includes Family Services Illawarra's own highly successful Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) program.

Resourcing Parents
A calendar of parenting education programs to parents and carers of children aged 0 -18 years. Also has information about different types of parenting programs.

Behaviour Support and Links

RaisingRaising Children Network Logo Children Network

Some great tips here for encouraging the behaviour you want in your child. This site also includes a behaviour toolkit which can help you choose the right tools, understand behaviour better, and sharpen your skills. Follow the links to behaviour under the different age groups.

The Australian Council on Children and the Media
Promotes healthy choices and stronger voices in children’s media; a comprehensive source of information about children and the media, inclduing a Kid's Zone and movie reviews to help you assess movies' suitability for your children.

Daylight Saving
Here are some links to suggestons for coping with young children's sleep patterns during the changeover to/from daylight saving:
Successful Sleep - Changing to Daylight Savings Time
Daylight savings and your child's sleep routine

Parenting Ideas (Michael Grose) Raising Exceptional Kids
Provides lots of information and practical suggestions to help bring out the best in your kids.

Toddler Tantrum Toolkit and Comic Book
Some very practical tips from the NSW Department of Community Services to help cope with toddler tantrums. Downloads include a comic booklet, fact sheet, and games, routines and safe home cards.

Living with Toddlers
(NSW Family & Community Services)
Tips on how to set limits and help your toddler learn self-control.

Tips for surviving (& even enjoying) car trips with children

Tips from Shellharbour City Council staff - click HERE

Travel with Children - Raising Children Network
Lots of suggestions for safer, happier travel of different types with young children. Information about what to take, car, bus, train and air travel tips, and avoiding travel sickness.

More travel with kids tips, including: packing for baby, combating car sickness, secrets to happy car travel, driving itineraries, and car games.

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