Parenting can be tough. Many parents in our community are facing the compounding impacts of social or economic disadvantage, isolation, stress, anxiety and depression. It's important to keep in touch with community networks like parent groups, play groups and your Maternal & Child Health nurse.
At Tweddle, we're gathering resources to help guide you through the challenging times. It's important though to consult a health professional if you or your child are feeling unwell or you feel you aren't coping as well as you'd like. Help is available.
Keep in touch with us via facebook and twitter and we'll let you know when we add to this section. We'll have tips, links, books we love and fact sheets.
Tweddle Tips - everyone on the same page
Tweddle parenting tip sheets are a guide, nothing takes the place of a talk with a trusted health professional. Here we have a helpful guide to some of the major issues that challenge parents. These Tweddle Tip Sheets apply to different ages and stages so there is no hard and fast age attributed to these guides. Importantly, these guidelines are about the safety, good health and wellbeing of you and your child. You can find our Tweddle parenting tip sheets here.
Tweddle - Eat Right Don't Fight
Tweddle Child + Family Health Service have copies of Eat Right, Don't Fight available for purchase for parents. It's written for all those who are interested in food, nutrition and the eating behaviours of babies and young children. Although babies and young children have unique personalities and temperaments, their basic needs for security, comfort, nourishment and sleep, and a healthy lifestyle are all shared needs. This book takes both the individuality and essential requirements of all children into consideration, and offers a range of strategies and options for parents and carers to choose from, so that you can decide what is most workable for you and your child. The book is availabe from Tweddle for $26.00. Call (03) 9689 1577 to order your copy of Eat right, don't fight from Tweddle.
Warning: This website and the information it contains is not intended as a substitute for professional consultation with a qualified practitioner.