1. Grown-ups

Family diversity

When a family breaks up, honest talk can help kids.
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    Blended families come in all shapes and sizes. And there are great things about being in a blended family, as well as some challenges. Read more.

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    Children from same-sex families do just as well as children from heterosexual families. Nurturing and responsive parenting is what matters to children.

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    Find out how to create a happy family when you’re a single parent, with tips on relationships with children and handling behaviour while single parenting.

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    Becoming a single parent is a big change. Single parents can manage the change by giving themselves time, focusing on strengths and seeking help.

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    When you’re planning co-parenting with a former partner, it’s usually best for your child if you can both find ways to stay involved in your child’s life.

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    Divorce is when you and your husband or wife decide you no longer want to be married. It’s a legal process. Read about the basics of divorce in Australia.

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    IVF is a medical process that might help you have a baby if you can’t conceive naturally. The journey to parenthood with IVF can have many ups and downs.

Raising Children Network is supported by the Australian Government. Member organisations are the Parenting Research Centre and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health.

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