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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 >>

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 >>