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Australians value parenting, but recognise that it is not always easy to be a “good” parent. Information and help is available from many organisations.

Disciplining children is an important part of parenting, but physical punishment in Australia is illegal. You can use other forms of discipline, like taking away privileges or sending your child to their room. Reward your child for good behaviour and lead by example.

If you are having problems disciplining your children, get help from family counselling and parenting support services:

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