Five to Ten
Almost a week and a half into the school holidays and I was done in.
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?)
Star finding, spotlight, shadow puppets... we have put together the top fun things to do with your kids in the dark.
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.
Lego magazine is dishing out “beauty tips” for young girls who want to “change up their look”.
My 4-year-old is an only child. For the most part, she is very well behaved. My main concern is that when we are teaching her to do things, she gets very frustrated if she does it wrong and we correct her.
Recently this image has been circulating around Facebook. And it makes me cross. Very cross.
He was getting the kids ready for bed one night when a Facebook message showed up on his phone: "Is it true? Oh my god, I'm shaking..."
We fret about teaching our kids how to use the potty, why they should eat vegetables and why good manners matter. But what about money?
My 8-year-old has been saying lately, “I can do whatever I want” and “I am in charge of me.”
How to create a balance of choice and boundaries while giving your child room to grow in their independence.
After two years, we realised school was hindering my son's education.
"As a brand new school mum, I’ve recently discovered that schools have assumed the role of the Lunch Box Police," writes Kasey Edwards.
It has come to my attention that I'll soon mortify my children.
Life can be hard, and people lash out. My kids are exposed to a lot of unpleasantness at school because it trickles down from what many of their classmates get at home.
The signs of a head lice infestation may not be as obvious as you think.
My discipline pendulum has swung so wildly from tough to lenient and back again it’s given me vertigo.
Providing healthy food options and allowing children to decide what, and how much to eat help them develop good eating habits.
Miss K started school yesterday. It feels like she’s been building up to this moment for so long. As soon as she sat on the mat for the start of her first lesson she said “Bye Dad!”
My daughter’s little mind was in overdrive as she tried to remember all the new things she was learning, from having to sit with her legs crossed to the letters of the alphabet.
Kids who are bullied by their brothers or sisters are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety and to self-harm.
Shyness can freeze you and refuse to let you thaw until you feel safe. And feeling safe can be the hardest thing when you are shy.
Research shows parents are giving their kids fewer chores these days - are we setting them up to fail later in life?
My son, age 8, is very overweight. We've talked about how he has to start eating less and get more exercise - what else can I do?
There are a few key life skills I haven't taught my kids, and I'm okay with that.
How do we let our children out into the great, wide world without the parental freak out?
My five-year-old daughter favours a look that could be called Highly Flammable High Femme.
Half the calls received by NetSafe about harmful online communications last year came from Kiwis under the age of 16.
My 6-year-old is good at identifying his own emotions but doesn't seem to notice anyone else's at all. Can we teach empathy?
Last year I was that nervous parent taking my first-born to her first day of big school.