What’s Talking Families?
We all feel pressure to be a perfect parent. But in real life, parenting is hard work.
It’s perfectly normal to feel stressed and need a hand when we’re not coping.
This website is full of easy ways to ask people around you for help early on.
Because when parents take the time to look after themselves, they can look after the best interests of their kids, and life becomes more enjoyable for the whole family.
Who can I talk to?
Asking for help doesn’t have to be a big deal. It’s surprising how many people you know, or see every day, who could help.
How can I start the conversation?
Often we feel like parenting should be a natural skill, but the truth is, it’s a tough job and we all need support along the way (even if it feels like you’re the only one). Most people are really happy to lend a hand, because they’ve been there too! Here’s some easy tips to get the conversation started.
You’re not alone. Hear from real parents and see how talking can really help.
Read our blog about parenting – the good, the not-so-good and getting support.
Where else can I go for help?
If you don’t feel comfortable talking to someone you know, there’s a network of professional services available to support you and your family.
Search over 48,000 Queensland community services, all in oneplace to find the help and support you need locally.
Parenting support contacts
Family and Child Connect 13FAMILY (13 32 64)
A free, confidential community service that connects parents and families to the right support at the right time.
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
A free parenting program for Queensland parents and carers to raise happy, healthy children and teenagers.
Raising Children Network
A comprehensive website offering resources and information on parenting for children of all ages.
If you need someone to talk to call: