Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Former Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women's Interests; Youth

    New Parenting WA guides available

    25/10/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • Babies and children’s set of Parenting WA Guides launched
    • Children’s Week events from October 20-28, 2012
    Western Australian parents now have access to two new parenting guides, to help families with one of the most important jobs - raising children.

    Community Services Minister Robyn McSweeney today launched the babies and children’s set of Parenting WA guides, at Brookman House in Langford, as part of the 2012 Children’s Week celebrations.

    “Raising children can be a demanding task, especially within the pressures families face today,” Mrs McSweeney said.

    “So it is important to get as much information and advice as possible and these tip sheets on raising babies and children are just one part of the many resources provided by Parenting WA to support families in their role of raising healthy, happy and confident children.”

    The babies and children parenting guides cover topics including discipline; sibling rivalry; self-esteem; learning to talk; and bedwetting.

    In July, the Minister launched parenting guides Guiding our children, our way, which have been written by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people. 

    Parenting guides on raising teenagers will be released in the coming months.

    Children’s Week 2012 opened with last Sunday’s Whiteman Park Family FunSafe Day and celebrations continue during the week with free events throughout the State.

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