Health

Mum-guilt: 10 tips to tear down its hold on you

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Sometimes you just want to run a mile. And that’s okay. But for many parents, these thoughts are quickly followed by guilt. DR KIRSTEN WOOFF from Resilience Psychology explores how we can overcome the …

Great outdoors

Make the most of the natural environment and reap the many benefits of spending time with Mother Nature. Kids are naturally curious, and there’s nothing they like better than taking grown-ups along for the ride when they are exploring their environment. Not only that but …

Period talk – right first time

If you think back to your first period chat, do you remember it as a positive experience or was it cringe-worthy and embarrassing? Here SUSAN JOHNS from Lunette shares her top tips for making these crucial conversations with your tween a success. WHEN SHOULD I START …

A window to your child’s health

The mouth can tell a story when it comes to overall health, and GRAHAME DUTTON and the Duxton Dental team keep this in mind when examining your child’s teeth. When Duxton Dental performs an orthodontic assessment, they are not only looking for obvious signs, such …

Sleep baby, sleep

Leading baby care and sleep consultant, DOROTHY WAIDE, has recently released a follow-up to her bestselling book You Simply Can’t Spoil a Newborn. Family Times editor, ANNA SCAIFE, caught up with Dorothy to talk about her new book, Simply Parenting, From 12 weeks to 12 …

Stem cell storage – a potential lifesaver

Umbilical cord blood and tissue are touted as the ‘holy grail’ of stem cell therapy and research. Wellington mother, Luisa, takes comfort in knowing she can access a potentially life-saving treatment for her family. Luisa was pregnant with her second child when she discovered the …

Myopia: Signs to Look Out For

Dr Rasha Altaie, an Ophthalmologist, is from Auckland and a founding member of the Australia and New Zealand Child Myopia Working Group. Myopia (short-sightedness or near-sightedness) is a common eye condition that causes blurred distance vision and usually starts during childhood, typically progressing until the …