Grown Ups: Parenting

Parenting is fun, challenging and really hard work! Whatever your parenting situation - whether you're a biological parent, a step parent, foster parent, single parent or a grandparent raising children, this is a key place for information on Parenting.

20 ways to support your kids when they see tough things in the news

Today technology and media can bring traumatic and scary events directly into a child’s world – often in graphic detail….

At what age can I leave my child alone?

We get a lot of questions about the legal age at which children can do different things and make choices…

Discipline

Trying to deal with difficult behaviour? Check out our tips and suggestions for dealing with discipline in your family.

How to spot the signs of bullying and get help

Bullying is repetitive, deliberate, and hurtful behaviour, aimed at causing harm to another person. If your child is being bullied,…

Including children in family celebrations and ceremonies

The word “ceremony” may conjure in the mind an image of the pageantry of a royal wedding with all its…

Legal age guidelines

We get frequent email enquiries from worried New Zealand parents wondering what the safe legal age is for their child…

More about sibling rivalry

Parenting expert Diane Levy writes about sibling rivalry and how to control the  non-stop squabbling that’s common in so many…

Parenting- the big picture

As we confront the daily challenges of child behaviour, child development, discipline, and raising children in New Zealand, let us…

Self-help hypnosis

Seeking help to become a better parent? Would you like to become calmer, less guilty, more confident with, and/or more tolerant of…

Sibling rivalry

A little squabbling between siblings — brothers and/or sisters — is, in all but the most extraordinary families, inevitable. We…

Supporting your child/teen after a stressful or traumatic event

This article looks at how to support your child when they have witnessed or been caught up in distressing situations,…

Taking good photographs of your children

Professional photographs can’t be beaten.  Of course I am biased – I am a professional photographer. And, I need to…

Teen Parents

A special section just for teen parents

Tips for getting good photos of your kids

Getting professional photos taken of your kids can be a tricky business. Kids are unpredictable and you never know when…

Tips for organising your family photos

Family photos are precious and hold so many memories of the people, places, and events in your life. It’s important…

Working together as parents

When I first became a parent I recall feeling enormous pressure to get it right and not damage my children….

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