This material is also available in a PDF format: Keeping a balance: Resources for families and staff [2MB]

Where can I go for further information?

The following book contains further information on keeping a balance: Gerhardt, S. (2004). Why Love Matters: How affection shapes a baby’s brain. London and New York: Routledge.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is USA based organisation. Its 80,000 members are teachers, administrators, parents, educators and policy makers. Young Children is a peer-reviewed professional journal published bimonthly by the NAEYC with useful and practical articles to assist families and staff care and educate young children. You will find articles on a range of issues relevant to children’s development including:

Raising Children Network
Raising Children Network, funded under the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy, is a national website aimed at helping families care for their children. The following information about helping children keep a balance is available:

Centre for Community Child Health
The Centre for Community Child Health supports and empowers communities to improve children’s health and wellbeing. It operates clinical services, research and programs. See 'Childcare and Children's Health' for a range of resources and publications.The following articles on a range of issues relevant to helping children keep a balance are available:

Kidscount
Kidscount, developed by the Australian Childhood Foundation, is a website for parents and carers that provides useful information about supporting children’s development in a range of languages, including information on ‘Children’s fears and anxieties’.