Five to ten

Five to ten

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Sex ed and 7-year-olds

Children as young as seven to get sex ed in UK but Kiwi school leaders say it's parents' responsibility.

SIBLING RIVALRY

Bullying at home

Kids who are bullied by their brothers or sisters are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety and to self-harm.

When your child isn't a cuddler

My daughter has about as much interest in sitting on my knee for a snuggle as she has in eating her greens, or doing a quick spot of tidying.

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Too much Pinterest pressure?

Pinterest, Facebook and the internet in general have upped the ante when it comes to parenting.

CHILD OBESITY

I want my son to lose weight

My son, age 8, is very overweight. We've talked about how he has to start eating less and get more exercise - what else can I do?

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6 tips to get reading

Do you have a reluctant reader in the family? Here are some tips to get them reading.

KIDS PLAYING

Flex your kids' brains with exercise

If kids are going to be all that they are meant to be, both physically and cognitively, then they need to be physically fit.

Health & nutrition FRENCH FOOD

Why French kids aren't fat

In France, children are taught about healthy eating from the time they start school, where they sit down to a four-course meal each lunch time.

Briejahna Siosiua

Students eat their words

Manurewa East School students learned about different foods before putting their cooking skills to the test.

Education & play bully

How to stop bullying?

Is changing the school your child attends the solution to stop bullying?

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Modern schools go beyond learning

Classrooms are being redesigned around the catch phrase "modern learning environment".

Behaviour SHY

Are anxieties passed on?

It's clear children inherit our DNA, but do we pass on our anxieties and neuroses?

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Broken by the bully battle

I am exhausted, I am heartbroken, I am angry, I am lost. Imagine how my children feel.

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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Learn to write words

Download and print this fun exercise to help your kids learn to write words by sounding them out, tracing and then drawing a picture.

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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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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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