A parent’s guide to Instagram

Learn more about Instagram and how you can help keep young people safe as they share their life in pictures. Although young people are often digitally savvy, they’re still developing. They may need your guidance on appropriate online behaviours and how to navigate challenges. Netsafe’s …

Avoiding tech tantrums

Kids love playing video games but the resulting “tech tantrums” can be anything but lovely! DEBORAH WARD looks at why online gaming can be addictive and how we can help our kids play without getting hooked. Online video games have never been so popular. More …

From health sector 
to new tech role

JESS WREN says transitioning to a tech role was made possible by the school friendly hours of SHIFT. Jess is a mum and qualified radiation therapist, who was looking to change her career direction. She completed SHIFT in 2018, an innovative one-year course to allow …

Jobs for older kids and tweens

In her book Smart Money Smart Kids, RACHEL CRUZE explains how you can develop working skills for older kids and tweens. When your kids are in the six-to thirteen-year-old age range, you need to upgrade their chores. By six, they are ready for a little more …

Sowing the seeds of friendship

Children are impressionable things, says DIANA PATCHETT, Executive Principal at St Margaret’s College. Here, she discusses how we can encourage positive habits in our young ones. I love to spend time in the St Margaret’s College Pre-School; it never fails to brighten my day. Sliding …

How to talk to teens

In an extract from his book Why Won’t My Teenager Talk to Me? Dr JOHN COLEMAN discusses insightful and practical advice for parents and caregivers to encourage positive and respectful communication with their teenagers. One of the main reasons I called this book: Why Won’t My …

The science of being sensitive

High Sensitivity can be a hard thing to understand. KELLY EDEN delves into this world and reveals that it is not as strange as we might think. In our society, sensitivity can be seen as a problem or disadvantage. When you have a baby or …