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Aspirations For Adolescents

Secondary school is an exciting and challenging time for adolescents, and for their parents. But how can you connect with your son or daughter, and support them during this time? KATE BARBER talks to high-school guidance counsellor KAY HENSON about connecting with our kids. They …

Letting Go

Father to a busy one-year-old, JAMES ALLAN understands how easy it is to see all that pre-baby hard work unravel. Family requires sacrifice. One which often sees fit, healthy males let themselves go. The arms may be large, but unfortunately so is the waistline. Why …

Power To You

You’re probably well aware of the usual message preached by traditional power companies to ‘help’ you save money on your power bills – use less power. It’s not the best advice, especially when the barometer’s dropping and the forecast is for snow! Discover an energy …

Protecting those Precious Pearls

Grahame Dutton of Duxton Dental explains the factors that increase the risk of dental trauma for kids, and offers some advice about looking after their vulnerable teeth. Unlike sharks who can grow up to 50,000 teeth in a lifetime, humans only get two sets: their …

TRUST IN YOURSELF

A strong, independent career woman, first-time Mum KATIE ALLAN questions the value of advice. Pregnancy and motherhood should really be a time where we mums can trust our instincts. There’s probably nothing that comes more naturally than giving birth. Your body responds in ways you …

Travelling with Kids

With one hand holding your toddler and the other clutching the map, how many bags do you really want to be lugging around as you explore the world? The answer is: as few as possible! Adventure Director, FIONA ROUSE explains. Having spent the past 15 …

Fluffy, Bouncy Paint

Oopsie Daisy from MindLabKids.com got a bit carried away with the most unlikely ingredients, and made the funkiest paint in town! METHOD Squeeze your desired amount of shaving foam into a bowl or cup. Add PVA glue (about 1/3 of the quantity of foam), then …