Parents & Carers

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents.

Parents and carers are the foundation of any family.

After all, to look after kids, you need to look after yourself too. Right here is where you'll find the latest information on grown-up stuff, friendly advice, and personal stories as well as experts tackling the raft of issues facing modern parents.

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Catch up on the latest Parents & Carers segments

“They looked after me as much as I looked after them” William McInnes on fatherhood

Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience Author and actor William McInnes looks back on his memories of his father, and his own experience as a father of two. He…

Why does bullying happen? I asked my childhood bully to find out

Bullying in Australian schools is a major issue. Each year around 45 million bullying incidents are estimated to occur around the country Producer Elise Cooper was bullied when she was…
19 mins

Dad's Mental Health: Why are dads are still struggling with postnatal depression?

Richard Fletcher is an Associate Professor at the Family Action Centre at the University of Newcastle. For years now he’s been interested in the mental health of dads, particularly new…
14 mins

Kids counting dead sheep: Why farming families still need your help through the drought

The south east coast of Australia has had a bit of rain lately, but those in the city would be mistaken for thinking it ends the drought. Farming families are…
18 mins

Dad's Mental Health: Why the impact is greater than we thought

For many years we’ve been talking about the impact a mum’s mental health has on children. Now it’s time to start talking about dads and their well-being Dr Catherine Wade
14 mins

How making a will can protect your family and help children in need

It's difficult to think about but what will happen to your family if you or your partner, or worse both of you, die Less than half of Australians have a…
8 mins