Monthly Archives: February 2017

The art of compromise

The ability to compromise is one of the most powerful skills to foster in young children, and they learn it first from parents. You may remember your first power battle with your child. Maybe it was over bed time, a cluster bomb of mashed carrots …

When other people judge your parenting

Nothing stings quite so much as your parenting skills being judged, and these days, everybody seems to be a parenting expert. Perhaps it’s the over-abundance of parenting books and programmes available, the blogs and the websites, but everyone (singles included) seem to feel they have …

Cycle Safety Tips for Kids and Parents

Cycle safety tips for kids & parents

New Zealand Transport Agency’s National Cycling Programme has paired up with cycling enthusiast Marilyn Northcote to put together some top cycle safety tips to help parents get their kids cycling this summer. Summer break is a great time to get on your bike and enjoy some …

Being a grandparent today

Author, mother and grandparent Janice Marriott says there’s a lot that grandparents wish their kids knew about parenting. However, the most important was not which baby blanket to use or how to discipline a screaming toddler. “I think what most grandparents say is, “I wish …