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Family

Attachment Parenting

Attachment Parenting International
A non profit organization with a mission to educate and support all parents in raising secure, joyful and empathetic children in order to strengthen families and create a more compassionate world.

The Continuum Concept Network
Internet Resource for Readers of Jean Liedloff’s acclaimed book The Continuum Concept. Contains lots of great articles, information and an online Parent Forum.

Mother Baby Behavioural Sleep Laboratory
Co-sleeping research and information by internationally recognised expert, anthropologist, Professor James McKenna from University of Notre Dame.

 

 

Parent-Child Development

Touch the Future
Excellent website containing hundreds of articles, publications, interviews and research papers from the world’s experts on child and human development. Featuring the work of Joseph Chilton Pearce, Ashley Montagu, John Taylor Gatto, Jeannine Parvati Baker, Jean Leidloff, Suzanne Arms, Bruce Lipton, Marilyn Milos, Marshall Rosenberg, David B. Chamberlain and many more.

The Origins of Peace and Violence
The work of internationally recognised developmental psychologist James W. Prescott.
Research and writings exploring the deprivation of physical affection as a main cause of depression, aggression and drug abuse.
See also:
Montagu Resolution to End the Genital Mutilation of Children Worldwide
http://montagunocircpetition.org
See James blogging at Touch The Future http://ttfuture.org/blog/1181

Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children (aTLC)
aTLC is dedicated to supporting parents, caregivers, professionals, and policymakers in practicing the art and science of nurturing children.

The Natural Child Project
Founded and Directed by Jan Hunt, attachment parenting / unschooling counselor and author of The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart. Articles and information about Attachment Parenting, Gentle Discipline, Breastfeeding, Learning, Sleeping and more.

Aware Parenting Institute
Developmental psychologist Aletha Solter, internationally recognised expert on attachment, trauma and non-punitive discipline has studied infant crying and sleep issues for more than 25 years.

 

 

Vaccination

Australian Vaccination Network

Vaccination Information South Australia

Immunisation Awareness Service (NZ)

 

 

Circumcision

NOCIRC – National Organisation of Circumcision Information Resource Centers
Founded by healthcare professionals to provide information to expectant parents, healthcare professionals, educators, lawyers, ethicists, and concerned individuals about circumcision and genital cutting of male, female, and intersex infants and children, genital integrity, and human rights.

Circumcision Resource Center
An educational organization with the purpose of informing the public and professionals about the practice of male circumcision. Our mission is to raise awareness and facilitate healing.

 

 

Elimination Communication

Diaper Free Baby
DiaperFreeBaby is a network of free support groups promoting a natural approach to responding to babies’ elimination needs. This practice is followed worldwide and is known as Elimination Communication, Natural Infant Hygiene, and Infant Potty Training. The process involves observing one’s baby’s signs and signals, providing cue sounds and elimination-place associations, and can be done with or without any diaper use.

Tribal Baby
Website exploring the EC journey of a family in Australia who are “Nappy Free Down Under”, containing heaps of tips, strategies and insights into practicing EC, as well as other gentle parenting options.

 

 

Communication

Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia
A not-for-profit, community based organisation that is dedicated to making courses in communication and conflict resolution skills available and accessible to all people in Australia. Offering Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) workshops around Australia.

The Centre for Non-Violent Communication
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence– the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs.

 

 

 

Education

Steiner Schools in Australia
Steiner education strives to support the development of well rounded human beings who are able to feel deeply and broadly, to think penetratingly and clearly, and then to act rightly out of conscious and free choice.

Home Education Association
In support, promotion and encouragement of the practice of home education in Australia.

Homeschool Australia
Extensive collection of articles, information, links and resources from passionate home education advocate Beverley Paine

 

 

Fatherhood

Fatherhood Foundation
Aiming to improve the wellbeing of children by providing information, resources and tips on parenting. the foundations hopes to increase the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, committed and loving fathers.

The Fatherhood Project
The Fatherhood Project is a not-for-profit organisation that supports all fathers to be actively and positively engaged in their children’s lives. Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of all children and all families.

Fathers to Be International
Information, Education and Forums for Expectant and New Dads

 

 

Advocacy for Children

Kids Free 2B Kids
Kids Free 2B Kids is a group of Australians concerned about the increasing sexualisation of kids in the media, advertising, and clothing industries. It was founded in February 2007 by Melbourne mother of two, Julie Gale, with support from other parents.

Andrew Fuller
Clinical Psychologist, Speaker and Author, Andrew works with many schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specialising in the wellbeing of young people and their families. He has been a principal consultant to the national drug prevention strategy REDI, the ABC on children’s television shows, is an Ambassador for Mind Matters and is a member of the National Coalition Against Bullying.

 

 

Raising Boys

Steve Biddulph
Australian Author, Speaker, Parenting Expert.
Steve has consulted worldwide to schools on boy’s education for over 20 years.

Boys Forward Institute
Education support and resources for teachers, parents, educators and families.

 

 

Raising Girls

Melinda Tankard Reist
Writer, Speaker and Advocate against the exploitation of women and sexualisation of children and young people.

The Girl Effect
Fabulous educational activist organization working to support and empower girls and women around the globe.

Collective Shout
Collective Shout is a new grassroots campaigns movement mobilising and equipping individuals and groups to target corporations, advertisers, marketers and media which objectify women and sexualise girls to sell products and services.

 

 

Adolescence – Rites of Passage

Maggie Hamilton
Writer, teacher, publisher, speaker and author of What’s Happening to our Boys? and What’s Happening to our Girls?

Pathways Foundation
The Pathways Foundation is a national harm prevention charity that assists young people make the fundamental emotional shift from being a child to becoming a young adult. Providing contemporary, community based Rites of Passage for boys 13-15 yo.(Pathways to Manhood) and for girls 12-15 yo.(Pathways into Womanhood).

Amrita Hobbs
A trained teacher, Amrita has facilitated innovative Rites of Passage processes, residential camps, school programs and workshops for teenagers and adults since 1975. Her focus is on building conscious community and co-creating deep social change.

The Rite Journey
The Rite Journey is a unique Australian based educational programme designed to support the development of self-aware, vital, responsible and resilient adults.


 

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