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Online education means using tools like the internet, computer games and apps to develop children’s literacy, numeracy, communication and other skills. Online learning will almost certainly be a part of your child’s experience at school. You can use it at home too.

Online education & learning: kids & teens | Raising Children Network

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In the news: Australian children not meeting physical activity guidelines
A new survey released by the Australian Sports Commission has found that only 2 percent of Australian children are physically active every day outside of school hours.
How much physical activity do children need each day? Our simple guide tells you how much daily exercise your child needs for good health and fitness.

Physical activity for children: how much | Raising Children Network

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Free webinar for parents: Want to get a handle on stress?

All parents feel the stress of parenting from time-to-time, and this can be especially true for parents of children with additional needs. Sometimes parents can face the double whammy of being stressed and then feeling guilty about the effect their stress is having on their children. Yet there are things you can do to increase your...
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Each year, the team over at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute organises the Stepathon - a national campaign that aims to raise vital funds to help their researchers prevent and cure the biggest health problems facing children.

From 6 - 12 March 2017, Australian kids, adults, grandparents, families and friends can step up to the challenge by committing to taking 100,000...
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Stepathon

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Did you know more kids today are jumping on a trampoline than riding a bicycle, scooter or skateboard? Read more from the Australian Child Health Poll: childhealthpoll.org.au

Trampoline safety for children | Raising Children Network

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In the early years of child development, your child’s main way of learning and developing is through play – exploring, observing and experimenting.
Grow and Learn Together takes you through key child development stages on video, with fun play ideas to boost your child’s learning at every age.

Grow and Learn: child development guide | Raising Children Network

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Anxiety disorders in teenagers are serious mental health problems. Anxiety disorders affect how teenagers think, feel and behave. It’s important to seek professional help if you see any of the warning signs of anxiety disorders in your child. Here's what to do.

Anxiety disorders in teenagers | Raising Children Network

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Tomorrow is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), helping break down disability barriers. This year's theme is about highlighting the goals that can create a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. We have an extensive section on Children with Disability with articles ranging from our guide to disabilities, family life, play & learning, disability...
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Raising Children with Disability | Raising Children Network

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In the news: Feeling stressed?
It's a busy time of year, so it's normal to feel stressed. The key is to stop stress from overwhelming you. Our tips can help.

Stress & stress management | Raising Children Network

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The stepladder approach is a stepwise way of helping with anxiety in children. Here are sample stepladders to help children with different anxiety types.

Anxiety in children: stepladder approach | Raising Children Network

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Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment. It can help with stress, anxiety and depression. You can do it with your children too. Here’s how.

Mindfulness for parents, kids and teens | Raising Children Network

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Encouraging your child to change behaviour can be tricky. Reward charts can be a powerful way of kick-starting that change. Read our step-by-step guide to using star charts, reward charts, rewards charts and sticker charts to encourage good behaviour and change difficult behaviour in preschoolers, school-age children and children aged 3-8 years.

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Starting school is a big step for your child – and for you too. It helps to plan ahead for enrolment and to start preparing your child for this new phase in their life.
It’s a good idea for parents to talk with children about school rules, like putting up your hand, asking before going to the toilet, listening quietly, and doing what the teacher asks.

Starting school: enrolment and preparation | Raising Children Network

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Our illustrated guide to indoor home safety for kids has information on smoke detectors, safety glass, poisons, safety gates, sharp items and blind cords.
Share with parents and carers you know.

Indoor home safety for kids: in pictures | Raising Children Network

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A recent national study by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found that children who attend preschool have higher literacy and numeracy scores and are more socially and emotionally mature than those who don’t.
Is your child starting preschool in 2017? You can start getting them ready for preschool in the months and weeks before the first day. Talking together, looking at photos and...
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Starting preschool: practical tips to help | Raising Children Network

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Is your teenager celebrating the end of their high school education? Schoolies celebrations get a lot of bad press – and it’s normal for you to feel concerned about your teenage child’s safety at schoolies week. But with plenty of communication and planning, you and your child can find a balance between fun and safety.

Schoolies week: keeping teenagers safe | Raising Children Network

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In the news: 'Thunderstorm Asthma' in Victoria
A storm with strong winds and rain that hit Melbourne on Monday evening also churned up pollen, dust and other irritants and caused 'thunderstorm asthma'. Here's an explainer from The Conversation and if your child has asthma you need an emergency action plan, regardless of how mild or severe the symptoms usually are. Find out more:...
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Explainer: What is thunderstorm asthma?

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Preparing children for their first days at child care, preschool and school often helps them settle more easily when the big day arrives.

For children starting child care, parents might be able to visit the service with their children before leaving them for the first time.

Children will probably need time to get used to the child care routine. In the weeks before starting, parents can...
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Child care: planning, preparing, settling | Raising Children Network

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In the news: National Sun Protection Survey
A recent study by the Cancer Council revealed that just 44 per cent of Australian adults wear a hat when exposed to UV radiation on summer weekends, down from 48 per cent in 2003.
Simple sun safety precautions can minimise UV exposure and prevent skin damage and sunburn for your child and set up good habits for life. It’s all about timing, shade,...
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Sun safety for babies & children

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It can be hard for women to acknowledge they're depressed or anxious after birth. Here's how to help women who aren't acknowledging postnatal depression. #PANDAawarenessweek

How to help the mother who isn’t acknowledging postnatal depression

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