How to make your kids love reading

We parents can do a lot to cultivate a lifelong love of books in our children.

Much to my delight, all three of my kids are avid book-lovers, and part of me wants to take credit for that. (That's always much more fun than taking credit for the less-desirable traits of our children, isn't it?)

Fun things for kids to do in the dark

NIGHT SKY: A night-time photo of Tekapo township.

Star finding, spotlight, shadow puppets... we have put together the top fun things to do with your kids in the dark.

Disciplining without punishments or rewards

For most people it would seem impossible to discipline without rewards and punishments.

For most people it would seem impossible to discipline without rewards and punishments. However, it depends on your understanding of “discipline”.

Why you shouldn't do your kid's homework

Instead of answers, what your children need when they have trouble grasping something is understanding and support.

Various studies have found that somewhere between a quarter and half of parents do their kids' homework for them. Here is why you should stop.

How much homework is good for teens?

On average researchers found teachers were setting around 70 minutes of homework a day for their pupils.

The amount of time spent doing homework becomes irrelevant when compared to the amount of effort teens put in.

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Five To Ten

How to make your kids love reading

We parents can do a lot to cultivate a lifelong love of books in our children.

Much to my delight, all three of my kids are avid book-lovers, and part of me wants to take credit for that. (That's always much more fun than taking credit for the less-desirable traits of our children, isn't it?)

Fun things for kids to do in the dark

Star finding, spotlight, shadow puppets... we have put together the top fun things to do with your kids in the dark.

Why you shouldn't do your kid's homework

Lego mag steps over the line?

Tweens To Teens

How much homework is good for teens?

On average researchers found teachers were setting around 70 minutes of homework a day for their pupils.

The amount of time spent doing homework becomes irrelevant when compared to the amount of effort teens put in.

Should porn be in sex ed lessons?

There's been a call to screen porn in schools, so students are prepared to see it in the real world. Is a classroom really the place?

My mother gave up asking me to clean my room and would simply shut the door on the ever-increasing pile of rubbish that was accumulating under my desk.

Teenagers are, like, so gross

Today's teenagers are SO disgusting that in the last week headlines around the world have been dedicated to their revoltingness.

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