Tagged: health and wellbeing

5 Food Groups Teens Should be Eating – And What to Avoid

5 Food Groups Teens Should be Eating - And What to Avoid

As a parent or guardian, it can be quite tricky trying to cook family meals your adolescent kids will happily eat. We take a look at the 5 key food and beverage groups every teenager should be eating. Then we take a look at what your teens should be avoiding.  Continue reading »

Managing your Child’s Natural Frustrations

Managing your Childs Natural Frustrations

It’s a child’s natural response to protest against our parental demands (on their time, space, behaviour, activities, etc.). But a child’s protests are all part of their development. It’s our responsibility as parents to manage our children’s natural frustrations as an important aspect of learning boundaries and tolerances.  Continue reading »

Circus School: An Art Form Where Physical Strength Meets Creative Flair

Circus School-New Zealand

Eve Gordon, from The Dust Palace Circus School, gives us some insight into the world of circus. Continue reading »

3 Women’s Health Checks Every Mum Needs to Know

womens health checks every mum needs to know

If you’ve had a baby, you likely attended a 6-week postnatal check with your obstetrician, midwife, or GP. But you may not have had a postnatal check with a women’s health physiotherapist. Find out more about the postnatal women’s health checks every Mum needs to know.  Continue reading »

The space in between – when sleep eludes you

When sleep eludes you

As parents one of our key tasks is to help our children sleep so they can grow and flourish. In the early years, to this end we sacrifice our own sleep. You may be awake feeding or settling. Or, perhaps like me, since becoming a parent you now wake at the slightest noise – and can’t get back to sleep. This is the space in between. Space and time you can use for YOU. Continue reading »

5 signs you might have prolapse after giving birth

signs of prolapse after birth

There’s a number of physical complications that pregnancy can cause. One of these is pelvic organ prolapse. This can cause swelling, bulging, lower-back, abdomen or pelvic pain, as well as both urinary and fecal incontinence later in life. If you’ve given birth, find out about the 5 signs you might have prolapse after birth. Continue reading »

5 ways families can battle seasonal affective disorder this Winter

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Let’s talk about SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. This commonly-recurring mental illness rears its ugly head seasonally, and affects 10% of the New Zealand population. Continue reading »

How to get rid of eczema – advice from 100 Kiwi families

how to get rid of eczema - advice from 100 Kiwi families

In response to a reader comment on our What is eczema article, Kiwi Families reached out to our wonderful Facebook community for advice. We had such a great response, with over 100 people jumping in to offer their thoughts, tips and advice on what they find works. Now we’ve combined those comments into one great article, how to get rid of eczema – advice from 100 Kiwi families. We grouped the comments by 5 key themes, and provide links to some of the product suggestions too. Continue reading »

How your stress affects your kids: The hierarchy of wellness

How your stress affects your child

Kiwi Families asked me to contribute reflections on wellness, coming from both my professional and personal viewpoints. I’m a family counsellor and solo Mother. Some of you may have read my articles from when my son was a toddler. He’s now a strapping (and handsome!) 15 year old. This article is all about how your stress affects your kids, or the Hierarchy of Wellness. First, lets have a closer look at what stress is. Continue reading »

Mum’s amazing cold prevention remedy

amazing cold prevention remedy

We really can’t cope without our Mums can we? They’re always there for us, when we need a shoulder to cry on, or an ear to bend. And they seem to have this book of natural remedies in their heads. Continue reading »

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