We have up-to-date, statistically tested, evidence-based knowledge about raising kids and caring for yourself as a parent or caregiver. We compile this data and translate it with lots of real-life explanations into everyday language.
We define and explain different parenting strategies and alternatives based on the facts, and let individuals chose for themselves, depending on what fits their circumstances. We have tools and useful solutions for people to incorporate in their own circumstances-we don’t tell them what to do.
Without a concealed motive, we deliver truth. We let people know about the various approaches and their costs and advantages if research is uncertain, or if there is evidence for more than one solution to a problem.
Our website is for both parents and carers from Australia.
This is a culturally and linguistically diverse group of persons, from geographical and remote regions, scattered throughout all Australian states and territories.
Our website is also for parents and guardians, general physicians, child and family welfare nurses, early childhood educators, nursery teachers, school counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, and so on, collaborating with and assisting professionals. Professionals may refer or download parents to the site and distribute their information to the parents with whom they work.
Working with over 200 top Australian and foreign experts, focusing on the latest up-to-date analysis, we create our own content.
With many widely regarded content partners, including the Centre for Teenage Wellbeing, the Victorian Department of Education and Training, NSW Kids and Families and Stepfamilies Australia, we have formed close partnerships.
Our Science Advisory Board approves all materials. Consisting with some of Australia’s leading authorities on child health and wellbeing, the Board oversees the development of content on the website.
For all Australian parents, we translate scientific evidence about parenting and raising kids into common words. The easiest way to do this is to learn plain English.
In a manner that is simple, succinct and free of jargon, plain English requires writing. It also requires having a sound and tone perfect for our audience.
Our writing is consistent with recommendations for best-practice web writing. We keep our content brief, for instance; we split our content into fast and easy-to-understand pieces; we use the inverted pyramid to format our content; and we use devices to make it easy for users to browse and check for our content.
The raisingchildren.net.au team and its Science Advisory Board have gone through a comprehensive quality review process for all content on the website. The Board consists of some of Australia’s leading authorities in child health and wellbeing and oversees the content development of the website.
The method of quality evaluation guarantees that at least two qualified experts accept each piece of website material for authenticity and validity. Each piece is also tested for its usability and collaboration principles by a competent web editing team to ensure that the data is easy to interpret, recall and operate on.
Islanders from the Native and Torres Straits
In the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including children, we consider the essential role of culture and society. We are collaborating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups to further our knowledge of Aboriginal identity and the needs of parents and caregivers for information so that our services can recognise parents and kinship caregivers. In consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experts and parents, we have some services built specially for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and carers.
Still dedicated to peace are the Raising Children Network and its partner organizations.
Knowledge and support for parenting has not always been father-friendly or inclusive. Yet our material refers to both fathers and mothers. We also have tools developed by specialists in fathering, especially for fathers.
Low-literacy consumers and language histories other than English
In plain English, we write. For people who can’t or choose not to read English, we have built low-text, graphical-rich tools. And we translate some of our services into languages other than English.
Users of different cultural backgrounds
Recognize culture’s role in parenting activities
Recognize the cultural relativity of all knowledge about parenting
Promoting parents’ right to accept or deny knowledge on the basis of their values and beliefs
Examples and alternatives that are responsive to and respectful of different parenting strategies are presented.
The use of culturally rich photographs and tales of parents
Provide selected papers in non-English languages
Provide curated videos in non-English languages
Provide links on government websites to current high-quality translated details
To provide childcare professionals with knowledge on working through communities.
Our website aims to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and implement all applicable WCAG A and AA specifications as endorsed by the Australian Government.
For a broader variety of individuals with disabilities, the WCAG 2.0 recommendations seek to enhance online usability, including blindness and poor vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning challenges, developmental limits, restricted mobility, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and variations of these.
We understand that certain topics surrounding parenting and infant health and wellbeing may be contentious. Often, scholars, clinicians and parents disagree on parental strategies.
Two main concepts direct our approach to contentious issues: the importance of empirical proof and the need for consistency. This suggests that we understand it anytime there’s conflict. And where all sides of a contentious subject have objectively based claims, we address both sides so that individuals can make their own choices.
Our Consultative Scientific Board:
It enables us to explain science on a particular topic, for instance by educating us on what is and is not understood.
Let us know that we should take into consideration recent or revolutionary studies.
It presents suggestions and solutions that we can present
It advises us on the strength or weight of clear suggestions or guidance that we should provide.