Big kids

Big kids



Calling all Lego fans

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

Tooth fairy

A tooth fairy tale

A school principal using his connections to the tooth fairy made a huge difference to a little girl's day. Have a look at this heartwarming letter.

Man overseeing teen's homework

An overachieving child

My son's teacher was concerned about his obsession with marks. Yes, my son is driven to succeed. Unhealthily so.


In the blink of an eye

They say that your child's early years go by in the blink of an eye. This video shows just that, with 14 years flying by in 4 minutes.


First term lessons

I thought having a child at school would open up my days and make life a little easier – but I was wrong.


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Stressed kids suffer DNA damage

Children who grow up in poverty or an unstable family show early signs of genetic ageing, a new study has found.

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Ipad offers hope

An iPad is allowing Jordan Winther to understand and communicate with those around him.

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Does unschooling work?

Unschooled children dictate the daily agenda, deciding if, when and what they want to learn about.

Behaviour mum and toddler

Happiness responsibility?

We just want our children to be happy. Let me explain why I believe it is part lie, part curse and part unachievable burden.

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.

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Are mobiles a safety issue?

When Sonja Ebbels lost her son in a crowd at a school fete she started to think it might be time to get him a phone.

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Teens 'let down' on suicide advice

Teenagers losing faith in official mental health services are turning to informal counselling from those who have lost loved ones to suicide.

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A 12-year-old yogi

Jaysea Devoe is very zen, befitting her job as a yoga instructor - and she's just 12 years old.

Behaviour sad teen

Parenting a suicidal teen

Coping with a child who suffers from mental illness has taught me not to judge, not to ask why, not to doubt my abilities as a parent.

Education exams

Exams on-demand nearing

New Zealand could be one of the first countries to introduce on-demand and online school examinations.

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Art spelling list

Teach your kids to spell with our themed spelling lists.

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Gifts for teens

Arguably the toughest age group to buy for, check out these great gift ideas for teens.

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