Parenting

Is this the key to getting kids to eat their greens?

Getting kids to eat veges has been perplexing parents for generations. New research from Massey University may have the answer – but you have to start early. By Sonia Speedy There’s nothing quite like having a lovingly pureed spoonful of pumpkin spat right back in …

From the US to NZ with four kids & a career

Dr Danielle Jones is a gynaecologist and obstetrician, world traveller and mother of four: twin girls (9) and two boys (5 and 3). Across various social media platforms, “Mama Doctor Jones” discusses pregnancy, parenting and all matters gynaecological. We spoke with Danielle about her passion …

Literacy learning at home

Michelle Buckley from NumberWorks’nWords shares tips for promoting reading and supporting learning at home. Have books, magazines, newspapers available and on hand to read. Find a genre or series of books to hook your kids in. Encourage 20-30 minutes of reading a night for enjoyment, …

Gemma McCaw: raising daughters & staying grounded

We chat with former New Zealand Black Stick, women’s wellness advocate and mother Gemma Mccaw about kids, family and coping with challenges. Tell us about your delightful daughters. Our 3-year-old Charlotte is a real character. She makes me laugh every day and teaches us patience …

Girls who like themselves

Researcher, writer and mum of two girls, Kasey Edwards explains that girls need to “have a power perspective” in order to thrive, and explains why praise can be problematic. By Kate Barber Kasey and husband, Dr Christopher Scanlan, have written their tenth book together – …

Face time and the problem with masks and phones

Miriam Mccaleb says that issues around face coverings highlight a greater problem for this generation of babies – our use of smartphones. By Kate Barber Miriam McCaleb cannot emphasise enough the importance of a baby’s attachment to their mother. Wholly dependent on her to meet …

Early learning in New Zealand

With a wide range of early learning services available, it’s important to know your options and choose the best fit for your child and family.  Your Options In New Zealand, the options are many – with teacher-led services, like kindergartens and preschools, along with parent-led …