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The First Years Last Forever

Every baby is born with more than 100 billion nerve cells in their brains and more than one million new neural connections are formed every second. This is why striving to give children the best possible start in life matters.

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Thrive by Five Campaign Launch

The Thrive By Five campaign was launched on 1 September and live-streamed on Facebook. The Parenthood's Executive Director, Georgie Dent, joined Thrive By Five's CEO and former Premier of South Australia, Jay Weatherill, and many others at the online launch of the campaign.

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“We are thrilled to be working with Thrive By Five”

Georgie Dent, Executive Director of The Parenthood, talks about the partnership between The Parenthood and Thrive by Five and why she thinks that there has never been a better time to transform early education and care in Australia.

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Exciting news from The Parenthood

We’re so excited to introduce you to our three newest board members, who are helping to support the Parenthood to be a strong voice for parents.

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Where are you shopping this week?

"Over the course of several years, my children accumulated a surprising amount of collectible junk. Much of it plastic, and much of it handed over for free by big companies. Some of it was hugely loved for a time, but my children did not protest, not once, as every single piece of it made its way into the bags and out the door."

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2017 - What a year!

2017 - What a year!

It's almost a wrap on 2017. Our Executive Director Jo Briskey takes a look back at some major campaigns we ran for parents and families during 2017 and flags where we'll head in 2018. Click the image below.

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What YES means for my family

What YES means for my family

Adele met the love of her life, Monique 20 years ago. They have two children, Baeleigh and Caden and like all parents, all they want is the very best for their kids and their family. Adele comments on the challenges she and Monique have had raising young kids in a society that hasn't yet recognised her and Monique's relationship as equal. This is Adele's story. This is why marriage equality is so important. Pledge your support for marriage equality here today

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Phonics test - what's it all about?

Phonics test - what's it all about?

Parents have heard that Education Minister Simon Birmingham wants to introduce mandatory, standardised phonics tests for kids in year one. What does it all mean, I hear you ask!

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Let's talk about flex, baby!

Let's talk about flex, baby!

Wednesday the 21st of June is Australia’s inaugural Flexible Working Day.

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Fidget Spinners - a deadly distraction?

Fidget Spinners - a deadly distraction?

When I was at school it was all about elastics and then ‘jump rope for heart’.

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