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Keeping kids safe in the sun

Now summer is here it is important to take special care with young children to keep them safe in the sun. Sunburn can be painful for anyone, but children are just a bit more vulnerable and can burn quickly in the sun. Sunburn and over-exposure …

Autumn outdoor adventures with Kiwi Guardians

Getting out into nature has never been as fun – or as rewarding – as it is now. That’s because the Department of Conservation (DOC) is rewarding young Kiwis for exploring the great outdoors by giving them a medal through its new Kiwi Guardians programme. …

Keep Your Tweens Safe Online

What are your children doing online? It is a question that concerns many parents. After all, it’s a worry to think that our children may know more about blogging, social networking sites and even online gaming than we do. What is my child doing online? …

Summer safety holiday tips

Kiwi families enjoy nothing better than the great Kiwi road trip. In New Zealand we are spoilt for choice of holiday destinations, with an array of sparkling waterways, lush forests, and sandy beaches at our doorstep. Wherever you and your family choose to go adventuring …

Driveway safety for children: What you can do

Roughly every two months a child is killed by being run over in a driveway, and roughly every two weeks one is seriously injured. Once a child starts walking they are at risk in a driveway and toddlers can move rapidly. Their tiny size makes …

What do you want to be when you grow up?

It’s a fine line between parental pressure and parental influence what it comes to your child’s future career. If you could go back in time, what would you say to a 5-year-old you? After all – All Black, fireman, ballerina, doctor, homemaker, prime minister, pop …

Beat boredom with fun family holiday activities

“I’m bored,” is the whinging lament of many a school child who makes it through the school term only to face seemingly terminal boredom on a long holiday stretch. Thankfully, we’ve got holidays covered at Family Times. As well as a plethora of exciting events, …