Miscellaneous

What Happens After School

That after-school slot – from 3pm till whenever the workday finishes – needn’t be characterised by lax supervision, chaos and noise. Care after school should be safe, structured, stimulating and socially enriching. And fun too! Driven by this conviction, CRAIG FORTUNE founded My After School …

from pre-school to school

From Holidays to Classroom….

From pre-school to school. The Sleep Coach shares her tips to ensuring that the transition from pre-school to school is smooth for kids and parents. Cheryl Fingleson, children’s sleep consultant, The Sleep Coach shares her tips to ensure that the transition from pre-school to school …

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch

There are thousands of children and young people in our city who for one reason or another, find it difficult to cope with what life throws at them. They have few positive adult role models in their life and as a result miss valuable opportunities. …

Parents say funny things

Each edition of Family Times we like to share all the funny things that your kids say. This time, we thought we’d turn the tables, trawl the internet and talk about all the funny things parents say. Here’s a snapshot! “When my kids become wild …

Etiquette guide to kids’ birthday parties

Kids’ birthday parties are simple affairs, right? A few balloons, a cake, presents, and done! But what about the adults? Once your kids are old enough to spend time around other kids—whether it’s at preschool or school—you can expect one thing to pop up like …

What is the best family pet?

Big or small, hairy or scaly, noisy or quiet, indoors or out – there are some big decisions to be made when thinking about which pet best suits your family. Pets – as their owners would say – quickly become another member of the family. …