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The loss of an unborn child is a difficult situation. It is the loss of the hopes and dreams of the parents. It is also the loss of a life that might have been. It is the perfect loss of an entire lifetime. It is the loss of a baby, a child, a teenager, an adult.
QUESTION: I have a teenage daughter, she is 17. Over the past few months she has started smoking pot with her friends and wags school with them any chance she gets.
Auckland mum Catherine Woulfe battled infertility for two years before discovering a defect in her caesarean section scar was to blame.
Some names are always popular â like Michael, the most common name in New Zealand in the past 60 years. Others peak and trough through the years, reflecting pop culture trends.
After the birth of our second child my wife needed to return to work so I stepped up. I quit my job and became a full-time parent to our daughters.
As I sat in my psychotherapy office with the mother of a 3-month-old girl, she expressed concern over her feelings of boredom while caring for her daughter. Her quiet days of feeding, diapering, dressing and entertaining her baby left her disinterested, and she longed to return to her fast-paced life as a litigation attorney.
OPINION: Amy Nelmes Bissett wrote an interesting opinion piece for Stuff about New Zealand parents and tough love. In the article Amy said that, based on her observations, Kiwi parents seem to favour a 'tough love' style of parenting.
Almost daily we read in the news the horrors of crime, everything from petty thefts to assaults, murder to drug abuse. This is an unpalatable subject for many but I ask, what the hell is going on?
OPINION: Last week I wrote a column suggesting dads are immune to 'mum guilt'. Some people wrote angry comments, describing the piece as "man bashing" and "just another article written by a feminist to beat up males".
OPINION: Let's be real, there are many surprising things about parenting. The crippling fatigue, the consuming adoration and equally, the consuming frustration, and the wonderment that a turd so small is capable of being so stinky.
Chloe Henri was stunned when her employer told her she did not qualify for bereavement leave after losing her first pregnancy.
OPINION: Years ago, before having a baby was ever even a notion, I'd read a phrase I'm about 80 percent certain I can quote verbatim: Having sex with someone you love is even better when you're trying to make a baby.
Organic, natural and neutral - every parents wants a piece of Buck & Baa. Business boss and mum-of-three Alexa Whitehead started tinkering away on baby's clothing in her windows of down time after the birth of her second child. She takes a quick breather to talk to Nicky Park about her Sunday.
Maree Selby first realised her 12-year-old son had a serious gaming problem when she noticed money missing from her bank account.
At the beginning of last month, when Serena Williams stepped back on to Wimbledon's Centre Court less than a year after giving birth, she was hailed a "torchbearer" for her sex and a "wonder woman".