Parenting

How to not spoil your kids

Spoiled – the word makes most parents cringe. It’s taboo in the realm of what most consider “good parenting.” Yet, as the old adage goes, the road to (parenting) hell is paved with good intentions. The best of intentions can land any well-meaning parent in …

How to parent as a team

To parent as a team, you need to realise that the health of your relationship really impacts your kids. In fact, when I was recently asked for a list of my top parenting tips, I placed “put your spouse first” right near the top. “What? …

What is dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism?

Dyslexia The Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (DFNZ) has a broad spectrum view of dyslexia. Common themes are that it is an alternative or atypical way of thinking; that it has a proven neurobiological basis; and that it occurs across a range of intellectual abilities. …

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 …