What parents need to know.

by Jay Anderson Parenting can be tricky! Non-one gets taught much about it at all. Most people learn by experience, by observation and by trial and error.  In fact, most people will parent how they were parented, unless they have… Continue Reading >

A super simple, stress free guide to introduce solids

There is soooo much mixed info out there on this one.  Ask ten people in your social circle- they’ll all have different ideas and rules about ‘how to’.   The reality of the situation, however, is that it is super simple… Continue Reading >

Bringing Baby home. Now what?

Those first few days when you get home after birth can seem the most daunting, bewildering but also a glorious time. When I brought my first child home, many years ago now…eek. I had no idea what I was meant… Continue Reading >

The 10 Step Guide to Empowering & Protecting Your Kids

  Understand the reality of abuse Before you begin to empower and protect your children, it is important that you understand the reality of childhood sexual abuse. The key points to understand are: Childhood sexual abuse cuts across all demographics… Continue Reading >

Managing Nosebleeds – A Vital Guide For Parents

A nosebleed can happen at any time or place and for some children it can happen on a regular basis.. Most nosebleeds are harmless, only causing minor discomfort as they often appear far worse than what they actually are. First… Continue Reading >

Talking to Kids about the Hard Stuff

Talking to kids about the hard stuff can be, well, really hard. As a parent it is our job to guide our children through life, and topics such as death, divorce and sex will inevitably come up and can be… Continue Reading >

Shining in the strength of her sudden life as a single parent

A compelling journey of loss and a new reality by author Suzanne Duncan   For some, cancer might be the inevitable, and for those left behind years of inability to cope, to move forward or to manage a new role as… Continue Reading >

Put your own oxygen mask on first

If you have been on a plane recently then you will have heard the airline safety message, “fit your own oxygen mask first before helping others, including children”. Does this sound a bit crazy…….. cruel….. unrealistic….. or down-right sensible?  … Continue Reading >

Early Years Support Guide

Rainbow Families Early Years Support Guide is the result of collaboration between Rainbow Families and writer, Jacqui Tomlins.  The Guide has been developed in response to ongoing requests for information from parents and caregivers and is part of Rainbow Families’… Continue Reading >

School Support Guide

Researched and written by Jacqui Tomlins Original Article can be seen on Rainbow Families    Rainbow Families School Support Guide is the result of collaboration between Rainbow Families and writer, Jacqui Tomlins.  The Guide has been developed in response to… Continue Reading >