Five to Ten

'Never have five letters cut so deep'

Christopher's answers broke his dad's heart.

A father has shared the emotional moment when five small letters, written by his son, broke his heart.

5 school holiday survival tips

Keeping kids entertained for 14 days straight can be an overwhelming challenge for some.

If two weeks of 24/7 family fun are on the cards, use these tips to help save your sanity.

Food detectives make healthy choices

Room 9 students from Riverlands School with their healthy lunch after completing the Food for Thought programme.

"We need to educate them and also parents with what healthy choices are at the supermarket."

Playtime follows hard work

Blenheim School pupils, from left, Noah Liddicoat, Charlotte Bishell, Capri Maraki, Philip Fidow and Denyce Pousima with ...

Blenheim students have been gifted a doll house from the Blenheim Menz Shed.

OK to swear in front of your kids?

Dropping an f-bomb occasionally isn't as harmful as one would think - rather, making this slur is far more damaging.

Dropping an f-bomb occasionally isn't as harmful as one would think - rather, making this slur is far more damaging.

Life with a 'gender creative' child

Martie with her son Charlie.

How this US mum found acceptance for her son in a clothing store just for girls.

Bench with a difference video

Kids at Hamilton West School know to ask anyone sitting on the buddy bench to play. Pictured are student councillors who ...

There should be no more lonely lunchtimes with this seat.

Girl shuts down handsy classmate

You don't want to mess with Zoe.

Fifth-grader Zoe's note to a boy who wouldn’t stop touching her has attracted praise from around the globe.

Mum slammed for 'unicorn' hair

Lyra Thomaston, 6, with her rainbow unicorn-inspired haircut and dye.

US mum hits back after being accused of "poisoning" her daughter by giving her rainbow-coloured hair.

No high heels for my 5-year-old

Unlike Harper Beckham, Cat Rodie won't let her five-year-old wear high heels.

"High heels are impractical for grown women, but for children they are ridiculous."

Dad's unusual sweet lunchbox treats

Rob Biddulph's illustrated lunchbox notes for his daughter Poppy have attracted worldwide attention.

How a British author's additions to his daughter's lunchbox are inspiring parents around the world.

What not to say to an overweight kid

Is talking to your child about healthful eating, without the mention of weight, the solution?

Is talking to your child about healthful eating, without the mention of weight, the solution?

How to raise 'super-siblings'

Parents of the successful siblings all believed that their children could discover for themselves their talents.

The six qualities children who grow up to be extremely successful adults share.

'Does my niece's belly offend you?'

Robbie Nettles has taken to Facebook to express his anger after his niece's school shamed her over her outfit.

A US school suspended a nine-year-old girl for wearing form-fitting clothes, revealing her fuller figure.

Mum: Empathy for bully not the answer

"When I ask her to consider the bully's feelings, she feels conflicted and unsupported. She is sad, insecure. She's ...

"I've decided to teach my daughter how to roll her eyes and shoot condescending looks."

'My 10-year-old wears makeup'

How do you prepare your daughter for the attention she'll get based on how she presents herself to the world?

OPINION: I don't really have a problem with it but others do. Does that mean I need to put a stop to it?

Twin boys, twin break video

Travis Rutland, left, broke his thumb on Sunday - then Angus followed suit on Monday.

At first the doctor thought he was examining the same child.

Is your child 'socially dyslexic'?

​A ground-breaking strategy from the US is teaching children how to make friends.

​A ground-breaking strategy from the US is teaching children how to make friends.

What kids wish their teachers knew

One of the notes from I Wish My Teacher Knew, by Kyle Schwartz.

When #iwishmyteacherknew stormed the internet, the result was emotive and eye-opening.

Raising polite kids, not pushovers

It starts by considering how we, ourselves, act.

Advice from the experts on raising kids who are gracious but self-assured.

Lunchbox shortcuts for busy mums

Plan leftovers into your lunches: save some roasted chicken for quesadillas later in the week.

Not all kids are built alike. Not all lunch boxes have to be filled with the same things.

Sense of adventure

Exploring the great outdoors are, from left, Tui Huntley, 3, Isabella Laverack, 4, and Te Kupenga preschool teacher ...

Young explorers in Marlborough are set to join a nationwide nature adventure.

5 friendship lessons for my daughter

"I remember arriving at school wondering which friends still liked me and which friends would keep me at a distance."

Fifth grade can be a catalyst for big change - here's what I need my daughter to know.

Risk of 'cyber-feral children' generation?

"Children need government protection in cyberspace, just as they are protected in real life."

"Children need government protection in cyberspace, just as they are protected in real life."

7-year-old sells teddy for food

US police discovered the starving little boy in a busy area outside a pharmacy, trying to get money so he could buy ...

A boy who hadn't eaten for days tried to sell a US cop his teddy for food money.

Why Trump's like my preschooler

Just like a four-year-old: Trump too refuses to apologise for anything.

21 things my four-year-old and the US presidential candidate have in common.

5 movie-inspired life lessons for mums

The cast of 'Bad Moms': Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Annie Mumolo and Christina Applegate.

Touted as 'The Hangover' for mums, here are 5 things this movie could teach you.

'Text neck' in teens on the rise

Digital disabilities, like text neck and mobile phone elbow, are becoming increasingly common.

They're experiencing the same neck and back pain felt by 30-year-olds.

Dangers of telling boys to 'man up'

"When we tell boys to 'act like a man,' they think it means that they have to experience everything through anger."

Boys don't cry? Sure they do, and we need to embrace it.

One Lego brick at a time gallery

Joshua Ayers, 4, enjoying himself amongst thousands of Lego bricks.

Thousands of Lego pieces are waiting to be pieced together by visitors to Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre.

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