• publications for parents, carers & families

publications for parents, carers & families

covers of the parenting magazines


parenting magazines

For individual articles, see our parenting section.

games cards and information sheets

See resources for parents for games cards, information sheets, toddler tantrum brochures and more.

keeping kids safe

  • Methadone and your child's safety
    Advice for parents on storing methadone, safe sleeping and settling babies
    Methadone poster
  • Never shake a baby – many people do not realise that babies can die or suffer permanent brain injury if they are severely shaken...
  • Kids in cars – on a typical Australian summer day, the temperature inside a parked car can be as much as 30-40 degrees hotter than the outside temperature...
  • Safe sexting: no such thing – parents are urged to warn children about the dangers of ‘sexting’ – the growing trend for young people to send provocative images of themselves to their friends via mobile phones.
  • Safety net: protecting the online generation

    Parents are urged to get cyber-savvy and talk to their teens about the potential risks of the internet. This includes online chat rooms and social networking sites.

  • Game over! Knowing when to stop – Information for parents about managing online computer gaming.

  • Surviving teenage parties – tips for parents

  • child safety – suggestions for the home, neighbourhood and when driving...
  • toddler safety – toddlers need to have a safe environment. They are too young to behave safely...
  • water safety – guidelines to make sure everyone plays safely in the water...
  • farm safety – important guidelines if you live on or are visiting a farm...
  • kids and poisons (NSW Health fact sheet)
  • Spot It, Help Stop It – child abuse and neglect
    Available in seventeen community languages: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Fijian, Korean, Macedonian, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Tongan, Turkish, and Vietnamese


      safer sleeping

      The cot is the safest place for your baby especially if you have been drinking alcohol, smoking or using drugs and medicines that make you sleepy.

    • To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)