Nannas, grandads, aunties, uncles, relations, brothers, sisters, cousins and other people make up the extended family. Everyone has a role in growing up kids.
The extended family has many roles. They can help look after the kids, teach about the history and culture of the family, help out with work or money, and be there if mum or dad needs help.
Good things about family:
Kids are fun but can sometimes be a handful. Family will be there if mum or dad needs help from time to time. Relations make great babysitters. They know and care about your kids. Your kids will enjoy spending time with them because they can learn new things.
A strong cultural background helps build strong families. Sometimes traditional ways of growing up kids change to more modern ways. This can cause problems. Your family might not like some ideas you have about growing up kids and might feel a bit left out.
If your family has problems with the way you grow up your kids think about these things:
Here are some ideas on including the whole family with growing up kids:
Some jobs the family can do to help grow up kids include:
If you are a man who wants support in strengthening his family you can contact Mensline Australia on 1300 78 99 78. Available 24/7 for the cost of a local call, Mensline Australia is a national telephone and online counselling support service for men with family or relationship concerns.
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Adapted from www.communities.wa.gov.au/DFC, Dec 2007, by permission