Parenting Sippy Downs

At the heart of every community is families, in fact the metaphorical summary borrowed from Wikipedia below summarises “family” as the essence of broader inclusive categories such as community, nationhood, global village and humanism.

Sippy Downs Parents Connect

Sippy Downs Parents Connect is an initiative led by Caloundra Community Centre and the SDDCA, delivered under Caloundra Community Centre’s Caloundra & Hinterland Family Support Program and the SDDCA’s commitment to ensuring that local residents are aware and have access to any and all support services and resources available to them in times of need or simply wanting to be the very best that they can be. It’s also a great place to connect with other local parents.

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Family Daycare and Daycare Services

Family daycare and daycare providers in and servicing Sippy Downs are invited to share their details via the community directory. The ability for parents to have access to up to date and quality information about all of the daycare providers is essential for existing and new residents. Visit the community directory to seek local availability or to register your business or family daycare.


In the context of human society, a family (from Latin: familia) is a group of people affiliated either by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage or any other relation ship like siblings families etc..), or co-residence (as implied by the etymology of the English word “family”[1]) or shared consumption (see nurture kinship), or some combination of these. Members of the immediate family includes spouses, parents, brothers, sisters, sons and/or daughters. Members of the extended family may include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and/or siblings-in-law. Sometimes these are also considered members of the immediate family, depending on an individual’s specific relationship.

In most societies, the family is the principal institution for the socialization of children. As the basic unit for raising children, anthropologists generally classify most family organization as matrifocal (a mother and her children); conjugal (a husband, his wife, and children, also called the nuclear family); avuncular (for example, a grandparent, a brother, his sister, and her children); or extended (parents and children co-reside with other members of one parent’s family). Sexual relations among the members are regulated by rules concerning incest such as the incest taboo.

The word “family” can be used metaphorically to create more inclusive categories such as community, nationhood, global village and humanism.

The field of genealogy aims to trace family lineages through history.

Family is also an important economic unit studied in family economics.