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Toddler + Preschool
Most families need a bit of a reset at some point. After the year we've had, it's a good moment to take stock and hit refresh.
Relationships act as a buffer against stress. We can boost the buffer we provide our kids by prioritising our own emotional well-being.
Family coaching provides you with the take-home strategies that can help you bring about the positive changes you desire for your whānau.
Lockdown fatigue is real, but a few subtle shifts in focus can help us come out the other side relationally connected.
A family kaupapa that is unique to Aotearoa
Parenting coach and author Jenny Hale shares her top tips for parenting success – stay Kind, Firm and Calm.
How can we enhance the atmosphere and respond to the needs of our kids in self-isolation? Family coach Jenny Hale offers some strategies.
Enlist the troops! A family coach offers advice to busy parents who do all the work.
Three tips to help your family to navigate through disastrous and downright frightening news and events.
As Mother's Day approaches, Jenny Hale reflects on the gift her own mother left her and how we can share it with our kids – and ourselves!
Is it possible to not just survive another lockdown, but actually thrive? Holly Brooker gets strategic.
How tough times offer a valuable invitation for character growth and life skills.
Atmosphere is fundamental to our family’s well-being. So how do we keep the mood harmonious when things are getting tense?
Kids turning up their noses at your delicious and nutritious lovingly prepared meals? Try the no fuss/no drama approach to feeding the whānau.
How do you know when a child is ready to say goodbye to nappies, and how to we support them in this steep learning curve?
With May being NZ Music Month, we asked mum/musician Emily Benge why music is so meaningful for kids and how to jazz up your family's soundtrack.
Why is it so hard to get a tired child to sleep? A consistent routine and some KFC might help, writes family coach Jenny Hale.
Could the secret to successful supermarket shopping, that sticks to the budget, be KFC?
Manage stress and resolve conflicts, increase connection in difficult times, create a calmer and happier home
How the simple act of sitting together around the table offers significant health and well-being benefits to our kids.
Easter traditions look different for every whānau. Parenting Place staff members share what they get up to at their whare...
Community and support during the critical first 1000 days
2021 has been year of the screen – with good reason! When it comes to pulling the plug, gently and thoughtfully is the key.
Relationships are key for well-being so kids might need some help to stay in contact with their mates in a lockdown.
Kids choose some choice words sometimes. Here are some tips for tackling swearing.
Made your own sourdough yet? No, neither have we. Here are a few more ideas for keeping busy in your bubble.
There's a lot to process as our kids head back to school this year. Gentle encouragement for more confident steps into 2022.
Is your teenager stuck with you or are you stuck with them? It’s a bit of both. Here are some useful tips to enhance the vibe.
Feeling stretched? Why moments of connection are hugely meaningful, and interruptions are an invitation.
Sooner or later you, you may find yourself having some quality whānau time at home. We asked a mum fresh out of self-isolation for some pro tips.
Teens strive for independence and connection with their peers, so how do parents support them during lockdown?
Feeling jolly tired? Tis the season for a rest and some recovery time with our nearest and dearest.
The power of curiosity, ways to start a conversation and alternatives to "Because I said so!"
Sunshine, free time and a bunch of mates. Sounds idyllic! Help teens create great memories while staying safe.
The pressure can mount as the year wraps up. Survival tips for enjoying the ride.
What's your parenting vibe right now? Maybe you'll recognise yourself in these classic styles of pandemic parenting.
Giving our kids gifts can be delightful. It can also be expensive and even fraught with disappointment. A few good chats in the lead up can really help.
NCEA, prize-givings, graduations – all a bit different this year, and kids and parents alike might need some extra support.
Navigating risk is an important life skill, so here are some ideas for talking to kids about safety.
Need another project? Ideas for keeping kids busy and entertained during lockdown.
Uncertain times can leave us all a bit unsettled, so how can we lend kids some of our confidence?
Bad news is a fact of life, but how much should we let our kids in on this reality? What do we let them see/hear/read and how do we help them process what they’ve heard?
It's vitally important we encourage our teens to think about what they could do to look after themselves and others when faced with high-risk situations.
Running out of ideas? We've got you covered with 30+ things to do for school holiday fun.
If the goal of sport is fitness and enjoyment, what do we do when competition makes things a bit tense?
Takeaways for dinner may sweeten the mood in level 3, but here are some other ideas for supporting your whānau too.
Explaining Anzac Day to kids and three simple ways to acknowledge a significant day.
When our kids are struggling at school, it's hard to know when to step in - and what those steps should look like!
Rebuilding connection in the face of challenging circumstances.
Inspiring lists of things to do when stuck at home have their place, but sometimes it’s just as helpful to reflect back and acknowledge that, boy, that was hard!
How a simple Q&A can help our kids find calm in the face of yet another storm.
Tips for talking about the future in a season where plans seem impossible.
Encouragement and fresh ideas for those of us still doing school at the dining table.
Kids may have big feelings about returning to school. Suggestions from a psychologist on how we can support them.
Our job as parents is to calm things down. To do this, we need a plan. Could it be as simple as ABC?
Anxiety sometimes looks like procrastination, and procrastination can result in panic. Time for a plan!
Why is something which happened so long ago still so important? A great question, and one worth talking about with our tamariki.
From strict and disciplined to free-range and even French, we’ve looked at parenting from lots of different angles but one style is a clear winner.
No matter how ‘messy’ the breakdown of a relationship, there are a few key strategies that can make the journey significantly smoother for your kids.
Why the struggles typical of being a new dad need to be talked about.
How good information, good people and time can make a huge difference.
Why generosity is so good for us all and ideas for ways to get kids giving.
Equipping our kids with tools to make the sixty-or-so minutes between bells more enjoyable for everyone.
No one wants their child to be bullied and no one wants their child to be a bully, hence it’s something we need to keep talking about.
Three teachers share advice for lockdown learning: lower expectations, set realistic goals and prioritise connection.
A chat about vaping can help our kids think about addiction while developing empathy for others and some healthy hesitancy of their own.
Less pressure, more kindness. Fresh ideas on self-care and encouragement for weary parents.
Uncertainty and anxiety takes a toll on well-being. A psychologist offers some tips for coping with the challenges of life in a time of Covid.
Stress makes the brain work overtime, leaving us feeling overwhelmed. Here's a tool to help you find some calm.
Old phone, new phone, smart phone, dumb phone. A guide to supporting kids to have a phone and use it wisely.
Heading back to class can be unsettling for kids. Here are some ideas to ease the transition.