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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 >>

New Zealand Exports Parenting To China

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:24 pm | The Parenting Place

Thousands of Chinese parents are completing New Zealand parenting courses. Entertainer Pio Terei and John Cowan from The Parenting Place have just returned from a speaking tour in Chengdu. “It was the most bizarre experience: walking into a room in the ... More >>

Programme Welcomes Sir JK’s Voice on Teen Mental Health

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 5:34 pm | The Parenting Place

“Sir John Kirwan’s insights into teenage mental health are spot on,” says Zane Scarborough, Director of Attitude Programmes for Schools. “His new book, ‘Stand By Me, will help many parents give their young person the support and understanding ... More >>

Don’t be scared of school holidays!

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 12:32 pm | The Parenting Place

Some families love the holiday breaks and their children love the change from the routine and busyness that school and after-school activities bring. They anticipate what they are going to do and parents get to see more of their kids and do some fun ... More >>

It’s not the gadgets

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 1:49 pm | The Parenting Place

Parents have discovered that electronic gadgets make fantastic pacifiers for their children but a Family Coach at The Parenting Place is concerned at what today’s children are missing out on. More >>

Dads are doing better

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:48 pm | The Parenting Place

The current crop of Dads is doing really well, according to John Cowan, writer and researcher with The Parenting Place. “Men are taking their role in the family more seriously. ‘WHICH men!?’ you might snort derisively. Okay, my gender has a long ... More >>

Parents’ calls distract teen drivers

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 3:41 pm | The Parenting Place

Parents unwittingly contribute to their children’s motor vehicle accidents. A half of all teenage drivers talk to their parents on the phone while driving, according to a recent survey1 in the US. “Teenagers say that their parents will be really ... More >>

‘The Dark Horse’ – mentors matter

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 1:01 pm | The Parenting Place

“This amazing movie shows that good people, even weak and flawed ones, can have a hugely positive impact on children and young people”, says John Cowan from The Parenting Place. More >>

Parenting in an Age of Terror

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:37 pm | The Parenting Place

What impact does news of war and terrorism have on children? Does seeing the wreckage of downed airliners, missiles flying and gunfire in the streets affect them? What do we tell them? It is unlikely children are actually going to be touched by war ... More >>

Māori Parenting Course already a hit

Friday, 11 July 2014, 11:26 am | The Parenting Place

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has commended programmes that rise up out of the community that work ‘with’ families, as opposed to interventions that do things ‘to’ families. She was speaking as guest of honour at the recent launch ... More >>

Court decides in favour of Lucan’s hair

Friday, 27 June 2014, 4:13 pm | The Parenting Place

Lucan Battison has won his case against his school. I think if I was going to commit murder, the Hawkes Bay might be a good place to do it if I wanted to get away with it. That might be unfair - I suppose the judge can only rule on points of law and ... More >>

Should Kids Be Taught To Fight Back?

Friday, 27 June 2014, 2:06 pm | The Parenting Place

It sounds like the boy who stabbed another student with scissors this week had been the victim of bullying. I don’t know, but maybe he was also the victim of bad adult advice: “Fight back!” More >>

Violent Kids

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 3:06 pm | The Parenting Place

Another jolting story in the news this week: a child left critically ill after an attack by another child with scissors. Fortunately, stabbing by students is rare but rage is not. The coaches at The Parenting Place increasingly see parents struggling ... More >>

 

 

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