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Produced by the SNAICC Resource Service, the publication contains valuable information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child rearing practices. It will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child rearing practices and customs. Given our diverse communities cultural beliefs and values, customs and practices, this resource has specifically been designed to ensure that this diversity is acknowledged and respected. Drawing on literature from a number of regions across Australia, Growing Up Our Way provides a sample of this diversity.
Through examining the literature and conducting independent research, this resource provides details of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child rearing customs and practices.
The information is provided in the form of key quotes — from the literature and other sources — which have been categorised under relevant headings, ensuring relevant information is easily accessible. Whether you are looking for information on communication and relationships, playing and learning, sleeping and eating habits, or how children are viewed by family and community, this resource provides information on these, and other areas.
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