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    Five parents on their biggest fights over who does what at home

    Five parents on their biggest fights over who does what at home


    Women can have it all, right? Look at our Prime Minister, juggling her 3-month-old daughter with the most important job in the country. If she can do it, so can we. Except Ardern has a full-time, stay-at-home partner and loads of support. How do normal...

    Women can have it all, right? Look at our Prime Minister, juggling her 3-month-old daughter with the most important job in the country. If she can do it, so can we. Except Ardern has a full-time, stay-at-home partner and loads of support. How do normal families – where both parents often have to work – split the childcare?
    Mum's the word: school daze

    Mum's the word: school daze


    Opinion: There is nothing like the start of school to bring out the materialistic side of Miss Six. Apparently the bag, lunch box and shoes that were perfectly acceptable just two weeks earlier are no longer to madam's...

    Opinion: There is nothing like the start of school to bring out the materialistic side of Miss Six. Apparently the bag, lunch box and shoes that were perfectly acceptable just two weeks earlier are no longer to madam's liking.
    British TV presenter Piers Morgan slammed for mocking Bond's baby carrier

    British TV presenter Piers Morgan slammed for mocking Bond's baby carrier


    ​British journalist and television personality Piers Morgan lit up social media on Sunday (Monday NZT) when he tweeted a photo of James Bond star Daniel Craig wearing his infant daughter in a baby...


    ​British journalist and television personality Piers Morgan lit up social media on Sunday (Monday NZT) when he tweeted a photo of James Bond star Daniel Craig wearing his infant daughter in a baby carrier.
    What to do if your child is teased for being 'fat'

    What to do if your child is teased for being 'fat'


    A friend's daughter recently came home from kindergarten in tears because another kid called her fat. She's four years...

    A friend's daughter recently came home from kindergarten in tears because another kid called her fat. She's four years old.
    Football Fern Sarah Gregorius talks about the importance of self-belief

    Football Fern Sarah Gregorius talks about the importance of self-belief


    Sarah Gregorius stopped growing at 156cm. She was repeatedly told that she was too short for professional football. Eighty-two caps later, Sarah is now mentoring tamariki through Hutt City Council's 'Capital Stars Programme' and talks to UNICEF about the...

    Sarah Gregorius stopped growing at 156cm. She was repeatedly told that she was too short for professional football. Eighty-two caps later, Sarah is now mentoring tamariki through Hutt City Council's 'Capital Stars Programme' and talks to UNICEF about the importance of self-belief.
    Damien Ekenasio: Parents need to talk children through failure in sport

    Damien Ekenasio: Parents need to talk children through failure in sport


    Basketballer Damien Ekenasio played 17 seasons with the Wellington Saints, but he started out as an opera singer! He now mentors tamariki through Hutt City Council's 'Capital Stars Programme' and spoke to UNICEF about what matters most for...

    Basketballer Damien Ekenasio played 17 seasons with the Wellington Saints, but he started out as an opera singer! He now mentors tamariki through Hutt City Council's 'Capital Stars Programme' and spoke to UNICEF about what matters most for children.  
    Grieving mother overcomes years of darkness by turning to art

    Grieving mother overcomes years of darkness by turning to art


    The mother of a young soldier killed when a unimog plunged off a cliff has found peace by transferring her grief onto...

    The mother of a young soldier killed when a unimog plunged off a cliff has found peace by transferring her grief onto canvass.   
    When you send your kids to out-of-zone schools, everybody loses

    When you send your kids to out-of-zone schools, everybody loses


    OPINION: About this time each year, a bunch of parents are sweating on letters arriving. They don't want to send their kids to local public secondary schools, so have put their names into "ballots" for out-of-zone enrolments and are waiting for the...

    OPINION: About this time each year, a bunch of parents are sweating on letters arriving. They don't want to send their kids to local public secondary schools, so have put their names into "ballots" for out-of-zone enrolments and are waiting for the results.
    Had 'the talk' with your teen? Here's why that's not enough

    Had 'the talk' with your teen? Here's why that's not enough


    If you think having "the talk" with your teen just once gets you off the hook then think again - new research shows that it's ongoing conversations with adolescents that...

    If you think having "the talk" with your teen just once gets you off the hook then think again - new research shows that it's ongoing conversations with adolescents that matter. 
    My 2-year-old bites and hits - but that doesn't make him a bully

    My 2-year-old bites and hits - but that doesn't make him a bully


    OPINION: Kids ran in and out the front door of a neighbour's house, scrabbling with basketballs, pausing to check in with their parents, moving...

    OPINION: Kids ran in and out the front door of a neighbour's house, scrabbling with basketballs, pausing to check in with their parents, moving on.
    Hidden cost of minding the grandchildren revealed in survey

    Hidden cost of minding the grandchildren revealed in survey


    Grandparents are often called on to look after grandchildren while their parents work, most often on a part-time...

    Grandparents are often called on to look after grandchildren while their parents work, most often on a part-time basis.
    Stephanie Mitchell: How do you know when you are ready for children?

    Stephanie Mitchell: How do you know when you are ready for children?


    OPINION: When my cat wandered through the front door recently having defecated itself, it quickly made my partner and I realise we are not ready for...

    OPINION: When my cat wandered through the front door recently having defecated itself, it quickly made my partner and I realise we are not ready for children.