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Auckland Fathers’ Breakfast

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 4:24 pm | The Parenting Place

Six hundred men who want to be better dads had breakfast together at SkyCity yesterday (Tuesday) morning. Hosted by The Parenting Place, the sixteenth annual Auckland Fathers' Breakfast featured five speakers giving their best seven minutes on what it means ... More >>

Solving parents’ digital worries

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 4:32 pm | The Parenting Place

Solving parents’ digital worries “Parents love their kids and kids love their gadgets,” says Dave Atkinson from The Parenting Place. “Parents speak to us all the time - they want to make the most of this new technology but they worry. Are ... More >>

Parents using lawyers to attack schools

Monday, 6 July 2015, 4:01 pm | The Parenting Place

Before parents call their lawyers to battle a school, they should think about how that intervention will impact their kids. If it is a battle against a genuine injustice then fair enough. Children, no less than adults, are entitled to fair treatment. ... More >>

Comment on suspended student Anela Pritchard

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 1:00 pm | The Parenting Place

Napier student Anela Pritchard has been stood down by her school for a speech criticising her school. She has received both support and criticism in the media and on Facebook. More >>

Rugby has changed – now the parents need to

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 10:50 am | The Parenting Place

Rugby has changed – now the parents need to The Parenting Place applauds the Rugby Union and clubs for tackling sideline behaviour at children’s games. Protocols, handbooks and referee training are changing the culture at games. Incidents like ... More >>

The Importance of Dads

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 1:53 pm | The Parenting Place

A study of 1398 Pacific children over many years shows the impact of fathers on behaviour. More >>

ANZAC Day for kids

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:52 am | The Parenting Place

Should we let the sadness of a century ago touch our children? I think so. ANZAC Day can add something strong to your children. Children will learn about the history behind ANZAC Day at school but parents can teach the significance and appropriate ... More >>

March 18 is Forgive Your Parents Day

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 2:50 pm | The Parenting Place

John Cowan from The Parenting Place offers some comments and advice I don’t know who declared March 18 to be “Forgive Your Parents Day”. I don’t know if they were intending it seriously or as a joke. But for many of us it could be a helpful ... More >>

Comment on Vodafone parental leave

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 11:02 am | The Parenting Place

The Parenting Place applauds the decision by Vodafone to supplement paid parental leave for their employees. “Topping up the Government leave provision to full pay, and allowing parents returning to work short weeks, again at full pay, will be a ... More >>

Greg Fleming appointed as CEO of The Parenting Place

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 4:28 pm | The Parenting Place

“It’s true. Family really is everything”, says newly appointed CEO of The Parenting Place, Greg Fleming, echoing the organisation’s motto. “I was the General Manager of The Parenting Place from 1997 until 2001. I had intended to spend just one year ... More >>

Playing for Well Child Week

Monday, 23 February 2015, 2:38 pm | The Parenting Place

A psychologist I know was asked “What’s the biggest enemy of family life?” and he answered straight off, “Busyness”. And I think he’s right. More >>

The Brain Science of Lasting Romance

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 5:04 pm | The Parenting Place

I was speaking to a newly married friend. “Have you hit the horrible stage yet?” He looked shocked, then smiled and said, “Yes, I can tell you exactly when we hit the horrible stage.” Many relationship experts have commented on this strange phenomenon: ... More >>

Sex education programmes to combat rape culture

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 4:35 pm | The Parenting Place

Revised guidelines from the Ministry of Education for sex education in schools are expected to be released in December and they are welcomed by one of the largest providers of sex education in the country. More >>

Fractured Christmas

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 3:30 pm | The Parenting Place

Some people will be dreading Christmas. Christmas is not meant to hurt but for many people it does. People die, fortunes falter and relationships fail, and Christmas may bring these losses back to us with awful freshness. If the last 12 months have ... More >>

Reducing Christmas Friction

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:27 am | The Parenting Place

The first Christmas sounded very stressful: long journeys, dodgy stable accommodation and unexpected visitors (though I imagine chaps bringing gold were quite welcome). Add to that having to flee the country to escape a mad ruler trying to murder your ... More >>

The Warehouse removes R18 games and DVDs from its shelves

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:33 pm | The Parenting Place

“This is a very positive gesture. Parents do their best to instil values in children and it is great when they are supported in that task by such a significant retailer within the community. It helps to reset the cultural thermostat. More >>

When Sleep is a Nightmare: Helping Parents at Wits’ End

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:10 pm | The Parenting Place

Parents of young children are increasingly asking for help to deal with children who are difficult to settle to sleep at night. Jenny Hale, Family Coach at The Parenting Place, regularly talks with parents who are fighting a losing battle against later ... More >>

When sleep is a nightmare: Helping parents at their wits’ en

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:09 pm | The Parenting Place

Parents of young children are increasingly asking for help to deal with children who are difficult to settle to sleep at night. Jenny Hale, Family Coach at The Parenting Place, regularly talks with parents who are fighting a losing battle against later ... More >>

Get teens working

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 2:55 pm | The Parenting Place

School is already over for thousands of teenagers. Most still have study and exams to get through but then they will have months of summer holiday ahead of them. The Parenting Place has some suggestions for parents to help them get their teens through ... More >>

Roast Busters: Turn Indignation into Action

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:46 pm | The Parenting Place

People raged about the Roast Buster case. The indignation was justified – it was horrible. “Where were their parents!?” Fair question. I am sure the Roast Busters’ parents and the victims’ parents all wish they had been more proactive in guiding ... More >>



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