parenting

Five tips to help your child survive cyberbullying

Cyberbullying has been in the news a lot recently, and new legislation coming through will finally give the legal system the means to act. Any digital communication that causes harm or offense will be liable for legal action. Most New Zealand kids have access to the internet every day, often through schools and mobile devices. …

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The heart of the discipline

Doing discipline well is a common parenting challenge, and it’s not surprising when you consider that every child, and every situation, are so different. Ideally we want the result of discipline to be: a lesson learned, or at least some steps in the right direction everyone still feels good about themselves, and each other, after …

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Teens and money

By the time your teenager is ready to leave home, you’ll want to know that they’re a confident budgeter and good with money. Rather than paying for all their small purchases individually, try providing an allowance for the week or month which they must use to cover their own expenses. There’s no better way for them …

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Understanding the other person’s point of view

Some children can easily recognise and relate to the feelings of others. For some, this can be really challenging. Even if it’s not a natural strength for your child, there is a lot you can do to coach this skill. Weave into your conversations opportunities to reflect on your child’s and other people’s feelings, including …

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Meal Time Battles

If mealtimes are stressful in your household because of repeated power struggles over food, this is an area that’s really worth some effort to resolve. Compliance battles do have to be waged from time to time, but it’s important to do everything in your power to make sure that eating doesn’t become one of them. …

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