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Raising confident kids

Toddler

We’ve all got an idea of who we would like our kids to become and most parents would place confidence pretty high on the list of desirable traits. We share some expert advice on instilling confidence ...

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Eight ways to tackle toddler tantrums

Toddler

Sometimes you can see a tantrum brewing and other times you’re blindsided. Either way, it’s good to have a few go-to strategies up your sleeve.

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Challenges ahead

Toddler

As your baby moves into toddlerhood from around 15 months, they’ll begin to experience developmental milestones that can simply seem like downright difficult behaviour. Jai Breitnauer explains the eig ...

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Ball play for toddlers

Toddler

Baby development expert Gill Connell explains the many benefits of ball play for growing brains and the best ways to tackle it.

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Fun and games

Toddler

Child development expert Gill Connell explains why it’s important to let your toddler play by their own rules and how you can help by joining in.

Nappy Pants

Toddler

How to DAD shows us a bit of Kiwi ingenuity using Treasures Nappy Pants...

Eating & sleeping

Toddler

Babies are notorious for keeping their parents up at night but what happens when your toddler starts holding you to ransom?

Fussy eaters

Tricky customers

Toddler

We ask the experts about why toddlers turn up their noses at certain meals, and how to handle the flying food and flat-out refusals.

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Fritters

Toddler

Take the stress out of dinnertime with these tasty fritters that will be loved by toddlers and grown-ups alike.

Food for thought

Toddler

In her new book, ‘Healthy Little Eaters’, nutritionist and mother-of-three, Wal Herring, encourages parents to look at their own habits and attitudes to food if they want to instill good ones in their ...

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Cot Case

Toddler

Unfortunately for parents, the night-wakings don’t always stop after the newborn phase. Baby Sleep Consultant Emma Purdue identifies common sleep issues for one- to two- year-olds and explains how to ...

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Getting your toddler to eat vegetables

Toddler

Dietician Nicky McCarthy offers some tips for getting your kids to eat (and enjoy) their veggies.

Toddler sleeping

Sleep training a toddler

Toddler

Babies are notorious for keeping their parents up at night but what happens when your toddler starts holding you to ransom?

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Activities & games

Toddler

Bring some flora and fauna indoors and help foster a love of the natural world with these fun craft projects.

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Balancing life with a baby

You & Your Family

Becoming a mother brings many changes, including how you relate to the other people in your life. Midwife Sharon Weir has some practical advice for adapting to the shifting dynamics.

Words of wisdom

You & Your Family

Mothers – and mothers-to-be – are constantly dealing with conflicting and unwanted advice, from grandparents to friends and even strangers. Sharlene Poole shares some tips to coping with those who ma ...

Budgeting for baby

You & Your Family

Once you know you are pregnant, the amount of things you need to purchase and budget for can be overwhelming. We talk to the experts about what you can do both before and after baby arrives, to prepar ...

8 ways to have fun family time

You & Your Family

In the midst of a busy life, don’t let sharing quality time with your family fall off the to-do list. Try incorporating these simple ideas into your week and revel in those good vibes that come from f ...

Summer survival

Summer survival guide

You & Your Family

Your ultimate guide to staying safe, travelling well and having fun this summer

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Maternity Leave 101

You & Your Family

Preparing for maternity leave involves planning, paperwork. Victoria Wells explains some points to start thinking about.

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Things I'll never do...

You & Your Family

We all start on our parenting journey with the best of intentions, but Madeleine Tobert finds out just how quickly reality steps up to greet us…

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Double agent

You & Your Family

Working from home is an increasingly popular way for women to balance motherhood with a career, but there are still sacrifices to be made. Here are some top tips for Working At Home Mums (WAHMs).

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New world order

You & Your Family

Becoming a mother brings many changes, including how you relate to the other people in your life. Midwife Sharon Weir has some practical advice for adapting to the shifting dynamics.

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Preparing for maternity leave

You & Your Family

Preparing for maternity leave involves planning, paperwork, and, as Victoria Wells explains, some significant emotional adjustments too.

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Follow your own path

You & Your Family

When you have a baby you’re suddenly surrounded by parenting ‘experts’. It seems everyone has an opinion. Psychologist Dr Ruth Jillings has some suggestions for coping with all the comments while find ...

Mother and baby

Five mums share how motherhood changed them

You & Your Family

We asked five Kiwi mums to share how motherhood has changed their lives, and what advice they would give to new mums embarking on the journey.

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Parenting Skills

You & Your Family

Are our children a product of the genes we pass on to them, or the way in which we raise them? Psychologist Dr Ruth Jillings looks at the current thinking and research.

The strong silent type

You & Your Family

Some parents may worry that their ‘shy’ child will not fit in, but is a quiet temperament something to worry about or celebrate? Abby Lawrence talks to the experts about embracing quieter personality ...

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Christmas Traditions

You & Your Family

Get into the spirit of Christmas with these ideas for festive family fun.