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The first day of school

The start of the school year feels like a fresh lap. 

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Middle child blues

Our six-year-old daughter brings the whole family down with her grumpiness and moods. How can we deal with her?

TALKING TO KIDS

Helping kids enhance self-image

How we each view ourselves determines how we behave, what goals we pursue and how we form relationships.

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'Sexy' dolls given make-under

An Australian woman is recreating "sexy" dolls, including Bratz, to look more like the children who play with them.

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Help - my teens are slobs

My teenagers resist doing household chores. How can I teach them that doing chores are lifelong skills they will need as adults?

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When your daughter's a princess

My five-year-old daughter favours a look that could be called Highly Flammable High Femme.

Health & nutrition

The boy who can't eat

Alexander Vane hasn't had a birthday cake, never had chocolate, and only ever had one icecream.

Education & play

School deciles: the big movers

Half of Christchurch's schools will see decile increases but only one in 10 Auckland schools will. Check your school's details here.

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A generation without chores

Research shows parents are giving their kids fewer chores these days - are we setting them up to fail later in life?

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Learn to write the alphabet

Download and print this fun exercise to help your kids learn to write their alphabet in both upper and lower cases.

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Calling all Lego fans

Getting your kids stuck into their Lego stash these holidays could pay off.

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Failure to launch

Got a high school or university kid who zones out with TV instead of tackling his study? You might be part of the problem.

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My teenage weight battle

When I was a teenager, my weight started to creep out of control. I struggled to maintain it, much to the concern of my slim parents.

Education

School deciles: the big movers

Half of Christchurch's schools will see decile increases but only one in 10 Auckland schools will. Check your school's details here.

Behaviour

Moody teens may be lacking selenium

A relationship between selenium concentration and depression has emerged in new Kiwi research.

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Art spelling list

Teach your kids to spell with our themed spelling lists.

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The joys of Lego

Last year he won a $100 voucher – this year Simeon Collier-Foley is vying for a family holiday in Florida.

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