Are you ready to get involved?

Logging in / Registering allows you access to participate in our online forums where you can help shape the activities undertaken by the Latrobe Health Assembly

Login

Register

Thanks for logging in

Now that you are logged in, you can now manage your user profile, interact with our online discussion forums and much more.

Communicate

Latrobe Valley parents have told us communication is key to making a family a good team. Parents should communicate in a way that helps to connect and strengthen the relationship.

Physio Card Rough

It is important to discuss with your partner how you would like to parent your child.  You should listen to each other’s thoughts with the aim of coming to an agreement.  Different upbringings can influence how you parent so it’s important to have these discussions early to avoid conflict.

Relationships NSW

Hover to flip

Tap to flip

Advice from Latrobe Valley families

“Before your pregnant, talk and express emotions and feeling. Show those sides of you that you hide. When pregnant, do classes together, both participate and experience the process.”  

Natasha

Sit down and make a plan of what you both expect from each other, include how you will parent the child so you are both on the same page” 

Sam 

Communication/ trust…. talk about your “expectations as a team” then come to a compromise.. allow each other to navigate through and be supportive and mindful of each others needs.. it’s not always going to be easy..

Christine

Advice from the experts

It is important to discuss with your partner how you would like to parent your child.  You should listen to each other’s thoughts with the aim of coming to an agreement.  Different upbringings can influence how you parent so it’s important to have these discussions early to avoid conflict.

Relationships NSW

Family United_Communicate_Card 2

Open communication along your parenting journey is important so that you understand each other’s needs and perspectives and avoid misunderstandings. Show appreciation, respect, and support for one another, and ensure you discuss your expectations about the level of involvement or help that you will receive from your partner.

Centre of Perinatal Excellence

Hover to flip

Tap to flip

Advice from Latrobe Valley families

Talk more, hug more, sometimes it’s ok to cry out in front of each other, being parents is new experience for both.”  

Arunaa

Communication. Talk things out. Make plans together. Do the chores together.”  

Megan

“We have a weekly discussion to reflect on how things are going, what’s working, what’s not. I appreciate he makes time for this and engages in it.”  

Latrobe Valley parent

Advice from the experts

 Open communication along your parenting journey is important so that you understand each other’s needs and perspectives and avoid misunderstandings. Show appreciation, respect, and support for one another, and ensure you discuss your expectations about the level of involvement or help that you will receive from your partner.

Centre of Perinatal Excellence

Family United_Communicate_Card 3

There are 3 kinds of support that can really benefit parents – practical support, emotional or personal support, and information or advice.

Getting support for parenting and raising children is important for looking after yourself.

All parents can benefit from both informal and formal support from others. Seeking and accepting support is good for both children and parents.

raisingchildren.net.au

Hover to flip

Tap to flip

Advice from Latrobe Valley families

“…Ask for help from friends, family and community
services, and accept when it’s offered. You don’t have to do it alone.”

Laura

“Remember it takes a village to raise a child. Never think you have to do things alone”

Veronica

“I couldn’t do it without either a partner or grandparents (or the equivalent). As a parent you cannot do it all.”

Monique

Advice from the experts

There are 3 kinds of support that can really benefit parents – practical support, emotional or personal support, and information or advice.

Getting support for parenting and raising children is important for looking after yourself.

All parents can benefit from both informal and formal support from others. Seeking and accepting support is good for both children and parents.

raisingchildren.net.au

Explore our team values

Was this page helpful