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A healthy approach to sex

In the age of sexting, social media and online porn, how do young men learn to be healthy, happy sexual beings?

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Five ways to raise kind kids

If we want our kids to become caring, responsible adults we need to teach them how to get there. Here are five tips from a Harvard psychologist.

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A brief guide to teen talk

Advice column

My 12-year-old forbade me to read her phone, so of course I thought something was up and had a snoop. Trouble is I couldn't decode the text talk.

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New future is teen's new high

'I thought it was OK cause it was legal'

A teenager has stubbed out his addiction to synthetic cannabis and picked up a toolbelt.

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Bless this mess

My daughter's room is a tip. She's 8. Should I ignore it? Should I make her clean it? Should I clean it for her?

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The importance of friends

Friends are an important part of our lives, some we only have in our lives for a short time and others become like a part of our family.

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How kids get overweight

Overweight kids don't necessarily eat lots of fast food or biscuits. Take a look at how easy it is to feed your child the wrong things.

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Schools smarten up

Smartphone technology is helping schools to report absences and check events.

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Your house your rules?

Have you experienced the awkwardness of having to enforce your house rules on your friend's children in front of them?

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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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Paris date for young model

Jaylani Turner has been brushing up on her Te Reo for when she competes in the Face of the Globe pageant in Paris later this year.

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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.

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Boys' schools have an edge

Boys in single-sex education appear to be ditching the sporty stereotype and performing better.

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Bullied teen to meet net giant

A homeschooled Hutt teen's anti-bullying video has got the attention of Google bosses.

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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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