General tips for parents & carers

Click on the articles below to find tips and expert advice on how to survive the dramas and help your child develop to their full capacity.

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Being a parent 

Becoming a parent is one of the most challenging and rewarding tasks in life.

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Families that work well 

Families have changed a lot in recent years. There are so many different types of family and parenting styles today.


Building a new family is an exciting challenge. It takes lots of time, energy and hard work.

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Being a dad 

Whether you are part of a traditional two parent family, a single parent, or parent part-time, being a dad is your most important job.

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Childhood bedwetting is very common and many children of primary school age still wet the bed.

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Grief and loss 

Growing up is an ongoing process of change that involves both losses and gains.

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Grandparents are a really important part of children’s lives. But grandparenting today is very different to how it was 50 years ago.

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Single parenting 

Parenting in a single or sole parent household is different from parenting in a two parent household.

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Building self-esteem 

Healthy self-esteem is feeling good about yourself, feeling that you are a worthwhile person.

All articles are from DoCS Parenting Magazines which were based on the Parenting SA, Parent Easy Guides - see disclaimer & copyright.

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