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ParentTV: Welcome to your village!

29 July 2022 | State Library of Queensland

Have you ever had a job where you had no experience, no training, you weren’t allowed to quit, and people’s lives were at stake? That’s parenting, and ParentTV is here to help!

Children enter our world without a manual. As you transition through parenthood, you undergo a huge learning curve, often calling on every resource available to better meet your child’s wants and needs.  

No doubt you’ve heard the saying: “It takes a village to raise a child”. Families grow and thrive when they have much needed support systems. But what about when it’s 3am and you’ve been up for hours searching for parenting advice and tips? Where is your village for those moments? 

If you were to search the term ‘parenting advice’ in Google, you would get over 392 million results. That’s a lot of differing thoughts, ideas, opinions, and expectations for parents to cipher through. Who should you listen to? Where can you find the voices of authority?

Welcome to your village  

The importance of a ‘village’ takes on all new meaning with ParentTV.  This digital platform brings together content from leading parenting and educational experts in Australia and beyond, to empower you on your parenting journey. 

Discover the magic of ParentTV and build your knowledge, ideas and strategy base, so you can deal with your little one the way YOU want to, in the moments when you need it most.   

What is ParentTV? 

ParentTV is a virtual library of parenting videos at your fingertips.  

Featuring over 20 experts in the field providing research-based advice that is easy to understand via short, 2-5minute, smart videos for busy parents, grandparents, carers … anyone who is helping raise children.  With real and relatable information, in an easy to watch format, on a range of parenting topics made available directly to you.   

How it works? 

Visit the ParentTV webpage on the First 5 Forever website, then:  

  • Search via keyword for any topic you need help with   

  • Select from a list of categories: Parenting, Behaviour, Health & Wellbeing and Developmental Milestones  

  • Or simply browse the videos and watch what takes your interest

How can it support you on your parenting journey? 

ParentTV helps by bringing solutions into your home; to help you raise your children to be wonderful, calm, confident and capable little people in our incredible ever-changing world.

With reliable advice, practical tips, and answers to all sorts of questions, here are a few examples on what you can find on Parent TV to best navigate your parenting journey:  

What next? 

Take advantage of the incredible resources available and start watching ParentTV


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