Tweens to teens

Tweens to teens

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Gift ideas for tweens and teens

Not sure what to buy your hormonal bundles of joy this Christmas? Get inspired with these ideas for tweens and teens.

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Do more to help addicted teens

DHBs have achieved a national target aimed at getting drug-addicted teens the help they need.

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'You're so special'

Feeling valued is key to children's wellbeing; but some parents 'overvalue' their child, believing they are more special than others.

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When your daughters are rivals

Comparing siblings, especially sisters, as a motivation tool is a recipe for disaster.

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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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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.

PARENT TRAP

The odd girl out

My daughter is friends with a pair of twins, but gets on better with one. Can she invite one twin to hang out without the other?

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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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A mum's fight to save her daughter

It's natural for parents to want to wrap their kids in cotton wool, but for one couple it was the only thing they could do to save their daughter's life.

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.

Tablets 'hold students back'

Increased smart device use at schools is hampering pupils' computer skills development, industry experts say.

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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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Teens drinking to get smashed

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

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Art spelling list

Teach your kids to spell with our themed spelling lists.

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Success caps siblings' efforts

Combining fashion design and marketing, a brother and sister fulfill dream of own business in early 20s.

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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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Gulliver a winner

A six foot homage to Gulliver's Travels has won Cambridge 12-year-old Rebekah Smith a trip to Legoland in Florida.

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