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A letter about THAT child

If your child has THAT kid in their class here is what a teacher wants you to know about all the things they can't tell you.

Anna guy

The spirit of Christmas

This year I want to get the kids thinking more about how good it feels to give presents not that it's ALL just about receiving them.

Jack Norman

What Jack's parents want you to know

Jack has an inoperable brain tumour. His parents don't know how much longer they'll have him but they want you to know this.

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Why I won't call my daughter 'gifted'

I don't want a gifted child. I want my kids to be successful failures. More precisely, I want to teach my daughters to fail successfully.

Ella Garlick

Toy tester's Christmas picks

Six-year-old toy tester Ella Garlick is making sure Kiwi kids and their parents get the best advice on Christmas toys.

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Development FBOMBS

F-bombs for feminism

"What's more offensive, a little girl saying f..k or the sexist way society treats girls and women?" That's the question posed by swearing little girls in a viral video.

Health & nutrition Ira Berryman, 5, with sister Edith, 8, and parents Benj and Maria

A brave face to the world

The bones in his face are screwed a tiny bit each day, in the hope that he can live a normal life.

Education & play Rylea-May van Alphen

Lofty goal for cheerleader

Rylea-May van Alphen has been a competitive athlete for almost half her 9 years.

Behaviour Child, dishes

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?

Activities ABC

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.

Products LEGOLAND

Calling all Lego fans

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

tweens to teens

Development Teenage girl talking on the phone

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.

Health & nutrition weight

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.

Behaviour Underage drinking

Teens drinking to get smashed

At 14, a "wasted" Chloe* passed out and woke up to a guy trying to "get with" her.

Education Steven Adams

Adams gives back

Rising basketball star Steven Adams is determined to give another kid the same opportunities he had.

Activities Art spelling list

Art spelling list

Teach your kids to spell with our themed spelling lists.

Products lego

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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