Parenting

Sorry not sorry

Is there a better way to teach our children to say sorry? KELLY EDEN explains how we can use the latest research on effective apologies. I’ve had this dilemma for a while – should I force a “sorry” out of my kids when they do …

Resilience & relationships

Growing resilience is not about getting our kids to ‘harden up’, explains neuroscience educator NATHAN WALLIS. By  KATE BARBER. As parents we worry about our kids: we want to prevent falls and fix problems. But, regardless of the support and shelter we offer them, our children …

Cuddle time

There is so much more to the simple hug than you might think. KELLY EDEN explains the importance of skin-to-skin contact with your little one. The importance of hugs One of the most important gifts you can give your child to help them grow, learn …

Life after loss

Checking the health of your unborn child in an ultrasound scan is routine during pregnancy, but when you’re told your baby has life-threatening health issues, it’s completely heart breaking. REBECCA W shares her story with Family Times. My husband and I were so excited to …

Could I be a better parent?

WONITA WOOLHOUSE has had years of experience in paediatrics and mental health. She discusses what positive parenting means. Positive Parenting is a phrase I hear often, as a way to encourage what I imagine to be warm, thoughtful interactions with our children. The bit that …

10 questions with Rhys Darby

In the spotlight this issue with KINETA BOOKER is international comedy star RHYS DARBY, who has just released the first book in his new funny fiction series for children – The Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty. Rhys is also Dad to two young …

Protect skin for life!

With the summer season on its way our thoughts turn to summer fun and outdoor adventures. The Cancer Society of New Zealand encourages people to be SunSmart when Ultra Violet Radiation (UVR) levels reach 3 and above but especially from September to April between 10 …