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Don’t let the flu season get you down this winter

KINETA BOOKER spoke with Te Tahi Youth’s Clinical Team Leader, nurse and mum of two school-aged children, EMMA MAGUIRE, about what’s in store for us this winter season and ways to support your family’s health. What kinds of illnesses can we expect in the community this winter? Looking at what’s happened in the northern hemisphere’s […]

Avoiding parental burnout

Children and family health researcher MIRIAM MCCALEB shares some practical advice to avoid parental burnout. By Kineta Booker Juggling work, children, home life, family health… there’s little wriggle room for anything else, let alone something unexpected. It’s this kind of hectic life that leads to burnout – the point of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion.  […]

Are you and your child battling for control?

Do you believe children should do as they’re told, or do you want them to behave considerately towards others? Clinical psychologist DR LOUISE PORTER says we need to ask ourselves this question. By Kate Barber When you’re dealing with resistant or explosive behaviour from your young or not-so-young child, it’s really tough. If you’re feeling […]

Tohu Whenua heritage places your kids will love

Want to give your kids a uniquely Kiwi experience? TOHU WHENUA makes it easy to find heritage adventures that are fun for the whole whānau. By Claudia Babirat Tohu Whenua are Aotearoa New Zealand’s most treasured heritage landmarks. They’re easy-to-access places where your kids can get hands-on, be history detectives, learn from local guides and […]

Kids go free

With the cost of living making everyone cringe, finding options for keeping your family holiday budget in check are more than welcome. Spotting a ‘Kids go free’ option is music to parents’ ears. Travel consultant MAXINE LAWS rounds up some offers you might want to check out.  NEW ZEALAND DEALS Accommodation is one of the […]

Time to connect and acknowledge

Journalist, television presenter and children’s author MIRIAMA KAMO talks to us about her difficult journey to motherhood, celebrating Matariki and why Ōtautahi will always be home. Tell us about your journey to motherhood. Of course, I was already a stepmother to my darling boy Sam. I’ve always been so grateful for my bonus baby and […]

A great day on the slopes

Ever thought about taking the family skiing? Mum of three, ANNIE MANSFIELD, shares some tips for making your day up the mountains more affordable and loads of fun. In our family, we are lucky to have the budget for skiing. It’s an activity I do with my three boys, which keeps me going through the […]

A secondary school where they belong

Choosing a secondary school for your child is a big decision, but how do you know the school is the right fit for your whānau? By Kate Barber  What are your values and aspirations? When we think about schooling and what we want for our children, we often place a lot of importance on academics. […]