- Child Protection: http://childstory.net.au/
- My Child http://www.mychild.gov.
- Raising Children Network http://
- Online Safety (Cyber Safety): https://esafety.gov.au/
- Department of Education & Training http://education.gov.
- Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality or Authority http://www.acecqa.
- My Time Our Place http://www.mytimeourplace.com.
- Department of Health: http://www.health.gov.au
- Diabetes: http://diabetesnsw.com.au/
- Allergies: https://www.allergy.org.au/patients/asthma-and-allergy/about-asthma-and-allergy
- Asthma: https://www.allergy.org.au/patients/asthma-and-allergy
- Health Insight: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/
- Eat For Health http://www.eatforhealth.gov.
- Dental Hygeine: http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Services/Directory/Pages/Oral-health.aspx
- Better Health http://betterhealth.vic.gov.au
- NSW Food Authority http://www.
Media & Apps:
Any movies or TV shows rated PG and over should be viewed with a parent or guardian first. This helps stop children being exposed to languages and themes beyond their developmental understanding.
- Check Movie and TV Show Classifications: http://www.classification.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx
- Adult and Child Reviewed Media Classifications: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Playing video games with your children is a great way to find out what they love about the digital world. It also opens up communications about games they have played or want to play and may help your children feel more confident in discussing their online activities with you.
Recent studies show that playing puzzles and and quiz type video games can increase your mental agility and help delay dementia.
Here are some family friendly apps based on age brackets:
- Contre Jour HD – itunes/google – Side scroller with cute creature that jumps from blob to blob
- Botanicula – itunes/google – Adventure game with cute characters, beautiful graphics and music
- Monument Valley – itunes/google – Puzzle adventure game
- The Room(Versions 1, 2, 3)– itunes/google/steam – Stunning 3D physical puzzler and mystery game
- Zen Bound – itunes – Japanese Meditative puzzle game where you bind ropes around wooden pieces
- Gravity Ghost – steam – Ghost flies through universe landing on planet collecting flowers
- Machinarium– itunes/google/steam – Puzzle side scroller game with beautiful graphics and cute characters
- The Cave– itunes/google/steam -Adventure side scroller game with challenging tasks
- Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery –itunes/google/steam – Exploratory action adventure game
Dealing with Separation & Divorce:
- Child Support Agency: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/dhs/child-support
- Department of Social Services: https://www.dss.gov.au/
- Family and Community Services: http://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/
- Family Relationships: http://www.familyrelationships.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx
- Domestic Violence: http://www.domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au/home
Emotional Support/Mental Health: