Category Archives: Pre Teens

Say no to being a bullying victim

Back in the 90s, when PE consisted of a heated bullrush game and the only offence that was frowned upon by teachers was bringing a knife into school, my days as the new, quiet foreign girl were filled with hiding from bullies during lunchtime. I’d …

Raising a resilient preteen

The world is so PC these days…no seriously, I remember when bulrush was just another playground game, and getting my ponytail pulled by some prankster from behind me was not punishable. Now we’ve removed boundaries for kids and have replaced them with regulations, because God …

Is your 4-year-old ready to start school ?

Your baby is about to start school: what do they need to know, and how can you help them to prepare for their new, exciting adventure? For a start, the most important thing is you child’s health and development. In New Zealand, your four-year-old child …

Preteens: Filling up the career decisions jar

Did you know what you wanted to be when you were 12? What about when you were 16? Loaded question, right? People come in all different forms: some of us know what we want to do straight from the get-go, while others dawdle from job …