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Let's forget bomber's name

"Of all the dangerous situations your kids can put themselves in, a concert by a former Nickelodeon star where baby pink ...

OPINION: I don't know whether suicide bombers have the same desire for infamy as mass shooters, but I'm not taking the chance.

Using a spud to stop a trantrum

A simple potato may be the answer to stopping a tantrum.

Dad's 3-year-old was on the verge of a tantrum, so he handed the child a potato. That's right, a potato.

Airline made dad 'feel like a criminal'

Joel, Henry (right) and their son Ben.

A gay father accused of inappropriately touching his son said United's apology isn't enough.

King talks about self doubt

Young people need to be equipped to face hurt and self-doubt, says Mike King.

New Zealand society needs an attitude change to fight suicide statistics, Mike King says.

World's longest flight with a baby

Happy bubs in his bassinet on the plane. Three months old.

There were tears, spilt milk and much drool. But I survived the 17 hours on a plane with a 3-month-old. Here's how.

'Live in the moment a temporary illusion'

Kids should start counting their coins from 6-years-old, says Hannah McQueen.

Following your dreams is not realistic, says finance expert Hannah McQueen.

Six babies after 17-year wait

The Taiwos' three sons and three daughters were born on May 11. The lightest baby weighed just 737 grams, and the ...

Adeboye and Ajibola Taiwo battled infertility for almost two decades. Their persistence paid off - sixfold.

Mike McRoberts: Dads 'doing a much better job' video

We're all doing a much better job than our own fathers did McRoberts says.

"I think we're all doing a much better job than our own fathers did."

Anne Geddes' babies grown up gallery

Erin, at two weeks old and 22 years old.

Remember those pictures of babies as butterflies? They're all grown up.

Kiwi family 'impressed' by Budget video

Melanie and Rod Brown with 3-year-old son Harrison. The new tax thresholds announced in the Budget will mean families ...

Christchurch couple Rod and Mel Brown have a 3-year-old and another on the way.

Kids need to get money smart ASAP

Pocket money can be a tool to teach 'money smarts' to kids.

Make your kids hungry to earn money.

We need to take young girls to concerts

Young girls are unlike any other audience in music, writes Clem Bastow.

OPINION: "If you know a young girl and there's a big pop tour coming up you think she'd like to go to, take her. Now, more than ever."

Is travel bad for kids?

UK child psychologist Oliver James has suggested that taking children on holiday to unfamiliar places could harm their ...

A UK psychologist has suggested far-flung holidays may harm kids' mental health. But Kiwi mums disagree.

40 is the new 20 stuff nation

It’s not that I didn’t want children, I just didn’t want them then. This did not make me feel like a failure.

Put my career aside to have children young? No thanks. At 41, I'm 20 weeks pregnant and I wouldn't have it any other way.

If kids are worried about concerts

Ariana Grande was performing in Manchester when bomb went off towards the end of her concert.

"Assess if they have been reassured or ... consider offering that they not go if it is too scary."

Ditch 'follow your dreams' advice - expert

Hannah McQueen says too many university students don't have a clear plan on how to use their expensive degree.

Telling young people to follow their dreams and passions can be disastrous, a financial adviser says.

Funky way for mums to get fit video

Breakdancers Kim Seifu, left, and Jody Stewart started MotherFunk baby wearing dance class in Onehunga last month.

It's called MotherFunk and it involves baby-wearing mums getting their groove on.

'Mum, put your phone away'

A break from the phone could be a good thing.

OPINION: The toddler has a point. Phones are distracting and they shouldn't rule our lives.

Beyonce's star-studded 'push party' video

Beyonce's baby shower

An African theme, celebrity guests and a henna belly tattoo - welcome to Queen Bey's baby shower.

Share the Sheeran experience

Ed Sheeran's one-man-band approach offers a fairly awe-inspiring spectacle.

OPINION: Why concerts have replaced sporting events as "experiences" for young Kiwis.

Mum finds snake in kid's car seat

The snake found coiled up in a toddler's car seat.

The entire world has agreed to never leave a car seat outside again.

Teens need more than 'sex talk'

Love can mean many different (sometimes confusing) things for teens.

Young people are unprepared to learn how to love and develop caring, healthy romantic relationships.

Why girls are getting their period earlier

The average age for a girl to get her period is now 12.

There are three reasons: obesity, chemical exposures and stress.

Kate Middleton - we feel you video

Two glowing newlyweds - and a sister who could really do with a cuppa and a lie down.

On her sister's big day, Kate Middleton is every mum at a wedding - stressed out and dropped in it.

Kids' pics and social media

Sisters Kylie Carter, right, readily posts pictures of her kids online, but she respects the fact Amanda Goile doesn't.

Experts warn parents to think twice before uploading pictures of their kids to Facebook.

Mum and son booted out of home

Tania Thomson and her son Jack, who help the homeless in Napier, are losing their own home and could end up sharing the ...

A cancer sufferer who has dedicated her life to helping the homeless faces living in a car with her son.

Keep cotton buds out of kids' ears

Drop those buds, your ears can clean themselves, experts say.

Ear-cleaning injuries range from perforated ear drums to hearing loss and facial paralysis.

Library gaming divides parents

Tyreese Bennett-James, 9, tries out the new PlayStation 4 at the Ruth Gotlieb Kilbirnie Library, where it is available ...

Wellington libraries have bought PlayStations to attract kids - but some parents are not happy.

Swimming lessons go under

Water is part of Kiwi culture and water safety is a must to ensure families are safe, a water-safety group says.

Staffing shortages hit learn-to-swim programmes raising water-safety concerns.

Made by mum with love

Ava's Camellia sheets are available to purchase from $65.00 on

Is it possible to create cute children's rooms with four kids and a budget? Bianca Acke says yes.

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