The COVID-19 pandemic is having an affect on almost every aspect of our lives – it’s safe to say we are all touched by it in some way. Some parents are concerned about their children and how they’re dealing with the situation, and may be unsure about how to discuss the challenges that arise with…

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Parents At Work recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic may be causing unease for parents-to-be and new parents. As strong advocates for ‘sharing the care’, we believe this is even more pertinent in these challenging times. Richard Fletcher from SMS4dads has written an open letter for new fathers at this time. Dr Vijay Roach, President of…

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As schools close or prepare to close around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic and people start working from home in droves, working parents are in unchartered territory, without certainty about how they’ll effectively manage work and educate their children. Many parents are worried, anxious and fearful – about their families’ health and about…

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Depression and anxiety during pregnancy and the first year of parenting (the perinatal period) affects around 20% of mothers and 10% of fathers. That is almost 100,000 parents in Australia each year. Many of these parents continue their everyday life, including their employment, with those around them unaware of their suffering. This year, the Perinatal…

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  You don’t need to look further than an 8-year-old boy’s soccer game on a Saturday afternoon to watch young boys have 1950’s phrases thrown at them by adults; “harden up princess”, “boys don’t cry”, “toughen up, mate”, “don’t be a sook”, “don’t be a girl”, “get over it”…the list goes on and on. Men’s…

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