Pre Teens

Finding their superpower

In 2006, GUY POPE-MAYELL co-founded the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand to advocate for children and adults with dyslexia. The foundation continues to seek ways to provide support, and its latest initiative focuses on building self-esteem. Guy Pope-Mayell, his wife Suzanne, and Lorna Timms started the …

Tutoring – four benefits of 1:1 learning

Students enjoy learning when they have the support they need inside and outside the classroom. But it can be difficult for teachers to meet each student’s needs in a classroom setting. This is where tutoring can help. Tutoring provides young learners with individual attention and …

Career talks with teens – setting the scene

Many parents will be familiar with the challenges of communicating effectively with teenagers. Here NATHAN WALLIS sheds light on how to set the scene for a constructive chat about the future. When your children reach their teens, you’ll need to help them start to make decisions …

Super teen

LAETITIA TAN is a teenager with Down Syndrome who has made her dream of becoming a published author come true with the release of her first book, The Awesome Superheroes – The Bank Robbery. At just 18, Laetitia Tan has written and published her own superhero …

Period talk – right first time

If you think back to your first period chat, do you remember it as a positive experience or was it cringe-worthy and embarrassing? Here SUSAN JOHNS from Lunette shares her top tips for making these crucial conversations with your tween a success. WHEN SHOULD I START …

Help your teen recover from a broken heart

When our teens get into dating, it can be pretty scary for us, as parents. Negotiating all those emotional, physical and social aspects that come with relationships can be tough. KELLY EDEN takes a look at what we can do when the relationship turns sour, …