National Families week at Tweddle 2023

Living Real and Dreaming Big at Tweddle for National Families Week

Living Real and Dreaming Big at Tweddle for National Families Week


This week is National Families Week. Tweddle will be celebrating with the theme Living real and Dreaming big.

Living real promotes some of the practical, supportive strategies and resources available, to foster resilience in individuals, in families and within communities. Head to the National Families Week resources page for more information on resilience.

Dreaming big is a celebration of our successes, and firmly places resilience as a central building block of individual and community wellbeing.

It’s a time to reflect on the critical role that you play in teaching, supporting and nurturing your children as they grow, and to think about what is strong with your family.

Building Family Resilience 

Parenting support programs at Tweddle empower parents to build resilience and help their children reach their full potential in life. Research shows the significant value of building strong relationships among the adults in a baby and young child’s life and the positive impact those relationships can have on the family as a whole.

We know that supporting the positive mental health of babies, toddlers and parents benefits us all through things like more resilient families, better educational outcomes and in the long term, a stronger society.

International studies based on family resilience shows that strong emotional bonds, effective patterns of communication, the use of coping strategies and family belief systems are important means by which families manage to cope with adversity.

Positive Parenting

Positive parenting is a key influence on children’s development. Wider family involvement can also assist families to cope with stress. Fortunately, the best things you can do for your child to prepare them for life are also the simplest and most natural.

Importantly, when families are supported to strengthen the first few months and years of life through specialist early parenting education such as Tweddle’s, higher costs down the line are saved, personal, economic and otherwise.

National Families Week is a time to celebrate with your family, make contact with your extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. It is a time to celebrate the meaning of family and to make the most of family life.

Supporting resilient families

Here are some helpful links for parents that will help you build resilience for you and for your children. They include parenting, mental health, emergency relief, financial help and relationships. The link also contains a snapshot of important Australian Institute of Family Studies resources.

There are dozens of activities, free printables, templates and colouring sheets here and linked below.

My Family Templates
My Family Blank Templates

Supported by the Australian Government, Raising Children Network is the complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teenagers.

At parents can learn and access tools, support and resources as their children grow and develop. Ideas for play and learning activities for different age groups are below.

If you need support with you baby, toddler or preschooler aged 0-4, contact Tweddle on (03) 9689 1577 during business hours or visit our programs page.

National Families week at Tweddle 2023
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