Tweens to Teens

Why this mum hypnotises her kids

"I hypnotise my children and my husband to do things for my benefit all the time."

"You are feeling very sleepy… very very sleepy. Now go and clean your room."

How to raise an unspoilt child

How to keep them happy in the long run? Don't be too eager to please them.

7 ways you can help them grow into being capable and confident.

Why fashion matters to teens

Our clothes are how we show the world who we are, especially when we're still figuring that out.

Clothes are both their armour against critical peers and their mode of expression.

5 ways to stay sane as a parent

It's important to find time for yourself in each day - even more so when you have children.

Being a parent can be exhausting. That's why it's vital to take care of yourself.

Sex after kids? What's that?

It's so important to find time without the kids with your partner.

Parents share how they make time for sex.

Dance video to capture identity

Becre8tive students danced in different locations around Marlborough.

"The Man in the Mirror" dance project challenges young people to change their community by changing themselves, its co-ordinator says. 

5 ways to be a more effective parent

The writer states children need four main things: safety, connection, boundaries and patience.

What makes some parents more effective than others? Top tips.

Primary school bans clapping

Pupils outside Elanora Heights Public School in Sydney.

"Instead of clapping, the students are free to punch the air, pull excited faces and wriggle about on the spot."

'I just discovered I'm a Mombie'

"I'm not that tired," you think, Facebooking with one eye open.

Do you, despite being dead-tired, stay up late because it's your only kid-free time?

Dramatic runaway after Pokemon ban

Harsh or fair?

Big sisters can be the worst when it comes to outing the antics of their younger siblings.

Retailer accused of sexualising pre-teens

Australian flag.

The models pose seductively in skimpy outfits. The captions use words like 'this beauty' and 'this angel'.

Mum's boozy alternative to Pokemon

Mom parodies Pokeman Go with 'Chardonnay Go'.

If Pokemon Go isn't your jam, you could try this boozier alternative: 'Chardonnay Go.'

'I worked with 2 child sex offenders'

How do parents keep their children safe in a sometimes dangerous world?

'How can we help children navigate a world in which they will inevitably meet people who want to harm them?'

30 years survived, 30 adventures

Dallan and Chad Coward setting out on their adventure.

Touching story of a dad's awesome '30 for 30' adventure with his son who survived against all odds.

How porn took over teen's life

Always on: Therapist Hugh Martin believes the internet has made pornography much more problematic than it was in the past.

Andrew was only eight he first saw online pornography, but even then he knew there was no going back.

'I wish he'd never been born'

Kids strive to be number one in your affections when it comes to sibling resentment.

The dos and don'ts of dealing with sibling resentment.

6 ways to talk to your kids about money

Lessons on money should start early.

Having these conversations can turn your kids into cash-savvy adults.

Let the kids do the talking

The best way to engage with your child may be to wait for them to open up to you.

Getting your child to open up about their day can mean asking no questions.

Shipshape design

Queen Charlotte College technology students, from left, Justin McKnight, Regan King, Miguel Tannongon and teacher Tim ...

It's been smooth sailing for students at Queen Charlotte College who have made it through to the final round of a national competition.

Lessons from your teenager

Instead of fearing your teen or tween, try to learn from them.

Mom to two challenging teens, this writer talks about the unexpected gifts of adolescence.

'Action girl' scoops award

Fairhall School pupil and budding environmentalist Lucy Harman wins young leader award.

Young environmentalist can't imagine having an office job, eyes career looking after Abel Tasman.

Dealing with moody tweens?

Stop focusing on these unpleasant interactions as the be-all, end-all of your relationship. When they are over, leave ...

Find out how best to cope when mood swings make life unbearable.

My impulsive teenage brain

Mainstream school didn't really work for Huirangi Nepia, 16.  "I was sick of school," she says. "The teachers got sick ...

Huirangi Nepia spent hours on the phone with our reporter - this is what she shared.

Teen talk you need to know

Do you think you could have a conversation with these three and know what they were saying? Yeah, me neither.

A father of high school students lets us in on the latest teen speak.

Growing opportunities

Marlborough Girls' College teacher and acting assistant principal Anna Colman says it's healthy and natural for young ...

Fifteen years after finishing high school herself, Kat Pickford goes back to school to learn about the challenges and opportunities Marlborough youth face today.

Dad mocks daughter's selfies

Cassie Martin's father clearly likes to poke a bit of fun at his daughter.

This guy's duckface is one Dad joke we can all appreciate.

The relentless bullying of Molly

Now 16, Molly Lowndes has been bullied since intermediate.

Since intermediate school, Molly Lowndes has been viciously bullied, ridiculed and abused. And somehow she's grateful.

Steps to stardom

Canadian performer Jordan Clark plays Giselle on the Disney Channel series The Next Step.

Disney Channel dancers set to bring a Wild Rhythm to New Zealand

Students hammer away for credits

Waitara High School students Ben Rolloff, Luke Hill, and Ben Williams are piecing together a playhouse for the 2016 ...

It's all about communication and team work.

It's a digital world

Marlborough Student Lauren Hynd says having access to technology is crucial to her being able to complete her school ...

Technology is changing the way the world works a little more each day. We talk to experts about the latest crazes among youth.

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