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Six things every parent should know about Pokémon Go

Monday, 18 July 2016, 2:46 pm | The Parenting Place

For the first time in history you may hear your kids complain that it’s raining so they can’t go outside and play video games. This is the parents’ guide to the newest social phenomenon that has taken over t More >>

Campaign for families a huge success

Friday, 27 May 2016, 4:05 pm | The Parenting Place

“We’re over the moon!” says The Parenting Place CEO, Greg Fleming, following the success of the Great Family Giveaway campaign – a nationwide fundraiser which brought in over $250,000 to support the work of this family-focused charity. Over ... More >>

Adventurous play versus risk

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 4:09 pm | The Parenting Place

An opinion from John Cowan at The Parenting Place It is great seeing emphasis being given to adventurous play for children. The evidence is clear – kids thrive in all sorts of ways when they get the chance to play. Play naturally provides the curriculum ... More >>

Two Concerned Kiwi Dads Gather Experts to Talk Kids

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 9:15 am | The Parenting Place

Two Concerned Kiwi Dads Gather Experts to Talk Kids, Screens And Nature In 2012 a worried British dad made a film that showed how excessive screen time is luring children away from a vital human resource: Nature. David Bond wrote, directed and ... More >>

Helping children deal with trauma

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 2:31 pm | The Parenting Place

“Traumatic experiences can trigger a very wide range of symptoms for kids,” says John Cowan of The Parenting Place. “Because they have an underdeveloped ‘emotional vocabulary’, children sometimes express their emotions in immature and inappropriate ... More >>

Parents, warn your kids about sexting

Monday, 9 November 2015, 3:28 pm | The Parenting Place

Six years ago when she was short of cash, posing for a porn website seemed like a great idea to Katrina Dunlop. But now she is a My Kitchen Rules NZ contestant and regrets it. “Those old porn pictures are an embarrassment for her and TVNZ,” ... More >>

Exam pressure

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 4:46 pm | The Parenting Place

“I learnt to hate spring”, says John Cowan from The Parenting Place. “I always associated it with exams. It was the most stressful time of year. I would waste weeks in useless procrastination, followed by panicky cramming. Apart from sympathising, ... More >>

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 >>



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