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December 2011

The gift of reading from Tweddle & The Inger Rice Foundation

Posted:Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Thanks to the Inger Rice Foundation for funding copies of the much adored children's book 'When I'm Feeling Loved' for Tweddle families to take home. Written by Tracey Moroney, published by Five Mile Press and acclaimed by child psychologists, this ground breaking book talks about what is evoked in children when they feel loved.Tweddle is about building family security and attachment. Donations like this help us to change outcomes for parents and their young children. Read more...

Christmas comes early for Tweddle families

Posted:Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Christmas has come early this year with a generous donation of 24 beautifully hand knitted jumpers from Fay Stankovich. These jumpers will be distributed to families with toddlers attending a Tweddle program. Donations like these help Tweddle continue to support over 4,000 Victorian families every year. Read more...

November 2011

Tweddle's 91st AGM 16th November

Posted:Monday, 7 November 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle was honoured to host Parent-Infant & Child Institute Director and Assistant Clinical Professor of Paediatrics V.F at U.C Davis, Dr Kristie Brandt at its 91st AGM on Tuesday 16th November. Dr Brandt, an internationally recognised expert on infants and young children, delivered an engaging, passionate and thought provoking insight into therapeutic, evidence based training for optimal child development. Read more...

Postnatal Depression Awareness week Nov 13 - 19 2011

Posted:Sunday, 6 November 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Many parents will go to great lengths to hide their anxiety and distress because they feel they ought to cope. Postnatal depression awareness week November 13 - 19, 2011 works at removing the stigma around postnatal depression. This is an issue for men as well as women Read more...

Tweddle & Berry Street present the Dr. Kristie Brandt Seminar, The Baby, the Biology and the Family in Stressful Life Circumstances

Posted:Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

On 14th November Dr. Kristie Brandt, Director of the Parent-Infant & Child Institute and internationally recognised expert on infants and young children, will present The Baby, the Biology and the Family in Stressful Life Circumstances Seminar. The Seminar is presented by Berry Street and supported by Tweddle.Read more...

October 2011

Children's Week

Posted:Sunday, 9 October 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Thanks to everyone that headed down to visit Tweddle at the Maribyrnong Council Children’s Picnic in the Park at Yarraville Gardens to help celebrate children's week.Read more...

September 2011

Dads get postnatal depression too

Posted:Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Almost one in five mothers get postnatal depression but what isn't commonly known is that fathers can also experience pnd. Tweddle is developing a resources area for dads. You'll find it under Services and Programs - message for parents link. Here's an article by Dr. Richard Fletcher around dads needing more postnatal advice.Read more...

Tweddle loves Raising Girls

Posted:Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Following on from our recent 'Raising Boys' extracts, here's a chapter from 'Raising Girls' by Gisela Preuschoff around the importance of developing positive self esteem in young girls.Read more...

August 2011

Tweddle join community Alliance helping families in the North

Posted:Monday, 15 August 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Twelve families living in Melbourne’s north will benefit from an new Specialist Early Parenting support program. Tweddle join the Hume Moreland Integrated Family Services Alliance and the DHS to share a vision for strengthening families in this new ten week program.Read more...

Tweddle and Western health deliver community based Childbirth Preparation.

Posted:Monday, 8 August 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

The rich and varied cultures weaved throughout Melbourne’s west are also represented at Tweddle and Western Health’s Childbirth Preparation classes. Families from Vietnam, Bosnia, the Philippines’, Poland, New Zealand, Australia, India and China have come together to share the common goal of childbirth and early parenting preparation in a supportive community environment.Read more...

From birth to six: the gentle years

Posted:Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Author: Tweddle

Author and psychologist Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best parenting authors. Here in our second 'Raising Boys' extract, Steve talks about From birth to six; the gentle yearsRead more...

July 2011

Tweddle and Western Health introduce community based Childbirth Education

Posted:Thursday, 28 July 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

For the first time in 21 Years, parents of the 4,400 babies born every year at Sunshine hospital will have the opportunity to get the low down on pregnancy, birth and parenting at an Early Parenting Centre. Western Health and Tweddle have joined forces to create a team that has the expertise to prepare parents for the journey towards parenthood. Read more...

Finding solid ground in Melbourne's West-from Christchurch to Tweddle

Posted:Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

A series of serendipitous moments brought Tweddle's new Collaborative Program Manager to Australia. Not long ago Brigid Jenkinson was helping attend to the walking wounded in Christchurch's earthquake ravaged city centre. She's now managing the teams at Tweddle that support complex, vulnerable families. Read more...

Like Tweddle, Steve Biddulph is about happy healthy families

Posted:Thursday, 14 July 2011

Author:Tweddle

Author and psychologist Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best parenting authors. His books including Happy Children and Raising Boys are in 4 million homes and 31 languages. This Raising Boys extract talks about the three stages of boys at a glance. Read more...

June 2011

Donations that warm our hearts

Posted:Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Lucky for us, Lorna Bannon thought of Tweddle when she was contacted by close friend Fay Stankovitch looking for a worthy destination for 28 of her beautifully hand knitted toddler jumpers.Read more...

Donations that warm our hearts

Posted:Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Lucky for us, Lorna Bannon thought of Tweddle when she was contacted by close friend Fay Stankovitch looking for a worthy destination for 28 of her beautifully hand knitted toddler jumpers.Read more...

Getting to know your child through Play Steps

Posted:Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle will be running Play Steps, an 8 week interactive play group designed to provide practical skills in a fun, relaxed environment for parents of 6-18 month old children. Commencing 21st July, the 3 hour sessions are designed to help you get to know your child through play. Read more...

May 2011

Protecting Victoria's Vulnerable Children Inquiry

Posted:Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Author:Tweddle

Victoria’s early parenting centres have collaborated to make a submission to the Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry. Together with QEC and O’Connell, Tweddle propose a number of system developments to improve family support including strengthening early intervention and prevention and support for young families in the critical early years .Read more...

Tweddle love 'Men at Birth'

Posted:Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Author:Tweddle

Tweddle love the heartfelt stories conveyed by over twenty dads in ‘Men at Birth’ edited by David Vernon. In one chapter, a father talks about how he had heard about women experiencing post natal depression but never expected it would happen to him. Read more...

Tweddle@Brimbank helping Vietnamese families

Posted:Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Author:Tweedle

Tweddle Child + Family Health Service and Isis Primary Care are offering Vietnamese parents of 0-4 year olds a welcoming day program, employing a bi-cultural family worker to help with parenting challenges.Read more...

April 2011

Imitate; Now that's a real skill - 'The Dad Factor' extract

Posted:Thursday, 28 April 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

It might seem an incredible claim, but poking out your tongue at a baby could be a crucial part of developing her brain, and playing ‘peek-a-boo’ could be just what is needed for your baby to become a person with their own thoughts and personality. Read more...

Tweddle discuss postnatal health at GPs workshop

Posted:Thursday, 28 April 2011

Author:Tweddle

Tweddle in conjunction with the Parenting Research Centre and Pivot West presented a workshop for GPs and other health professionals focusing on post natal health issues for parents, wellbeing and fatigue.Read more...

Tweddle Talks at Moonee Valley Early Years Expo

Posted:Monday, 4 April 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle's Di Halloran delivered a warm and informative talk on parent infant attachment at the 2011 Moonee Valley Early Years Expo.Read more...

"The Dad Factor" Book Launch

Posted:Monday, 4 April 2011

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle, in partnership with the Western Bulldogs, hosted the Melbourne launch of academic and author Dr. Richard Fletcher's new book "The Dad Factor".Read more...

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