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Raising Children Network, the complete online Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens, this week marks National Families Week 2013 run by Families Australia, which coincides with today’s United Nations International Day of Families.

The Raising Children Network is the ideal resource for ‘Families working together: Getting the balance right’, this year’s theme, providing over 1500 up-to-date articles, including videos and interactive content.

‘Raising Children Network has a wealth of parenting information to support families, whether it be when a new baby arrives, for blended families, when children grow into teenagers or even just for everyday issues like sharing household chores or striving for work-family balance,’ said Dr Julie Green, Executive Director of Raising Children Network.

Psychologist Warren Cann, a director and founding member of Raising Children Network and an ambassador for National Families Week, said that National Families Week is a timely opportunity to recognise the importance of parenting.

‘Good parenting is all about what we say and do, and today’s parents are particularly conscientious about wanting to do a good job of what many view as the most important job they’ll ever have.’

Supported by the Australian Government, Raising Children Network’s member organisations are the Parenting Research Centre and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health, who work in partnership to provide information that can help parents with the day-to-day decisions of raising children.

Raising Children Network is now also optimised for smartphones, to support parents and carers with timely access to information right at their fingertips.  

Media enquiries:

Jenny Mina, Communications Manager, 0428 039 265

National Families Week is run by Families Australia, a national, peak, not-for-profit organisation which strives to improve the wellbeing of all Australian families, on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

  • Last updated or reviewed 16-05-2013