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FAQs: 
Your child’s 
orthodontic treatment

Does my child need orthodontic treatment? When is the right time to start treatment? What are the options? And what is involved? GRAHAME DUTTON of Duxton Dental answers some of the most common questions parents have about their child/ren’s potential orthodontic treatment. Shouldn’t I wait …

Is your precious cargo safely secured?

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional death for New Zealand children, so car seat safety is absolutely imperative, writes KINETA BOOKER. Ensuring children are safely in their carseats, isn’t just to stop them roaming around in the car while you’re driving, it’s …

Let children play

Neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis explains why child-led free play is fundamental to the optimal development of the brain. By Kate Barber. As adults, we understand the word ‘play’ to mean the opposite of serious work. The idiom ‘child’s play’ refers to something that is easy …

Baby Sensory classes

Loving parents all want the best for their babies. Baby Sensory classes are award winning and  researched based, enabling you, as caring parents, to give them the best start to their life from the very beginning. Baby Sensory’s programme is designed to enhance global development …

DIY Heuristic play

By Rachel McFedries Babies don’t need many toys. A lovely way to provide a rich learning experience for your baby or toddler is with a heuristic play basket – also known as a treasure basket. A heuristic play basket is a collection of items found …

Egg donation

Kelly Eden talks with Dr Sarah Wakeman about egg donation in New Zealand and what’s involved in the process of becoming a donor. Many couples and individuals struggle with infertility in New Zealand. Starting a family is not always straightforward or easy. Adoption is rare …

Positive 
Parenting

By Michele Powles and Renee Liang It’s a charged phrase, positive parenting. Am I parenting positively when I grab my Lego engineer’s “wand” and “suggest” he not poke his brother in the eye with it? Or am I setting him up to feel he’s done …