Five to Ten
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.
As children head back to school, we ask is free-range parenting neglectful or just letting kids be kids?
As parents get to grips once with a new school year, we asked the experts for tips to make this school year the best ever.
Diversity has come to the classroom: in 162 New Zealand schools, there's not a single white face to be seen.