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Transcript of the Navigating Waters animation

Raising children is like sailing. For healthy development, children need an even keel.

But things like stress, health problems and financial difficulties can make it harder for parents to navigate family life and provide this even keel.

Just like how we build lighthouses and safe harbours to guide and protect boats during heavy storms.

We can help parents by providing the support and understanding they need during the first 1000 days of life, which are so key to children’s lifelong health and wellbeing.

This support during difficult times will make for smoother sailing and help all children in Australia to thrive.

For more information on child development and parenting in the early years, visit the Australian parenting website raisingchildren.net.au/first1000days

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