parenting

 
‘Boys will be boys’ doesn’t cut it
‘Boys will be boys’ doesn’t cut it
When a child is born, only well wishes are sent to the mother and the family. No one sends messages of caution, a message like “As you welcome...
Our children are killers and we need to change this
Our children are killers and we need to change this
“Boy, 3, dies after being tied up, stoned and rolled down a hill.”
Love will win when I can’t protect him
Love will win when I can’t protect him
Were I the sort of person who has morning tea, I would call him my morning tea child. He came to me around 10, at the time when those who drink...
How to tell your child you have HIV
How to tell your child you have HIV
Nokuthula* called her eldest daughter into her bedroom.
This country figured out how to stop teen substance abuse, so why has no one else?
This country figured out how to stop teen substance abuse, so why has no one else?
It’s a little before three on a sunny Friday afternoon and Laugardalur Park, near central Reykjavik, looks practically deserted. There’s an...
[Video]Why you should play with your children
[Video]Why you should play with your children
Playtime isn't just about fun and games - find out why it's an important part of young children's development.
​Parenting 101 as presented by the sugar-rush kids
​Parenting 101 as presented by the sugar-rush kids
THE FIFTH COLUMNWhen a family member asked me to look after her kids for a day, I jumped at the opportunity. I had been wondering whether I...
A lesson in breaking the rules
A lesson in breaking the rules
More than once I’ve walked into our TV room at home to find my husband trying to get our son to do the New Zealand rugby haka with him (the...
Parenting: why one size doesn't fit all
Parenting: why one size doesn't fit all
There are a few established “rules” for being a good parent. Praise your children for their achievements, big or small. Be warm and happy when...
CES 2015: Now for a smart bed for kids
CES 2015: Now for a smart bed for kids
At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas last week, Sleep Number, which describes itself as a “sleep...

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