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The elf on the shelf

The elf sits on the shelf, watching your kids and reporting back to Santa whether they've been naughty or nice...

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'Millionaire' teen a fraud

A US teen claiming to have made up to $92 million trading penny stocks has been outed as a fraud.

ANGRY WOMAN

Turning into my mother

My sons were frozen, incapable of anything except staring at me with wide, terrified eyes which were turning red and filling with tears.

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Where does the time go?

My oldest son Finn is graduating from primary school next week. Yep, my little boy is not so little anymore.

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Moody teens may be lacking selenium

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

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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.

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Forget 'fix it' mode

When we try to rescue our kids from hurt feelings by changing the people around them, we deny them the opportunity to learn valuable life skills.

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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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