Early Years (0-5) | Parenting in Diverse Families

Parenting younger children post separation can raise specific challenges for parents. These tips will support you as a parent to consider some of the very simple measures parents can agree on and put in place to help support your young child transition to  a shared parenting arrangement post separation.

Parental separation is a difficult topic for parents to talk about with their children, especially with all of the emotions involved. Knowing what to tell children and what is not appropriate is key to supporting your child to have a positive relationship post-separation with both of their parents. Children need age-appropriate information, otherwise they can worry about the unknown.

Our Homes Needs Routines – parents and children grow and develop when good routines are in place in our family life. Young children thrive in routines. Like adults, children need a daily routine to know who should do what, when, in what order and how often. Creating a routine for your young child will have many benefits for their growth and development. So even if you try to resist routines this is your opportunity to see the other side.

Parenting is an incredible experience however it is widely accepted that it is also a very challenging one. Understanding why children behave as they do and why parents respond as they do supports the parent-child relationship. The key is to focus on what your child is doing well, even if this requires looking deeply, find what they do well, the smallest of things and start there

The ultimate guide for fathers who do not live with their children. This mini-booklet is a quick guide for the first 5-years of fatherhood to support separated fathers to be a Dad.

Experiencing pregnancy alone or as a younger parent can bring with it many overwhelming feelings, emotions, pressures, worries, and concerns. Parenting as a lone parent or sharing the parenting of your baby with the other parent can be daunting but through these tips hopefully you can get some support to help you in the transition to parenthood.

Families, in today’s society, are diverse, and no one family is the same as another. Having a family outside of what is considered “traditional” or “normal” is completely okay. It is vital that you and your baby/child/children are proud of your family form.