Kids Life

Does my child need a mobile phone?

There is no doubt in this technological age, that children and mobile phones are very compatible. But with the purchase of a mobile...

Bully proofing your child

We all desire to see our kids happy and content. As parents, we certainly hope to protect our kids from harm and...

Skills needed for successful school years

During the first years of life, babies and young children acquire the skills that are necessary for healthy growth and development, setting...

Raising Confident, Happy Children

As parents, how can we equip our children to succeed?  How can we help to give them all that they need to...

Lonely kids and the Internet

Learning about safe use of the Internet is as essential as learning how to use the Internet. Across...

Ten ways to bond with your child

Bonding with your child is one of the most important aspects of parenting. Forming an emotional attachment and connection...

Encouraging independence in your children

Every parent wants to be protective of their children, but, how protective is too protective? Could you actually be smothering your child?

Kids will be kids: so why not let them?

It's been quoted that 'childhood is a short season'. Yet despite the short season, many children today are being...

What’s happening to our boys?

In a sequel to What's Happening to our Girls?, author Maggie Hamilton has written about the world of boys. What's Happening...

Ten FAQs on parenting … and the answers

In the course of her work, consulting psychologist Dr Jennifer Smith talks with many parents on all aspects of child development and...

Recent Stories

Taking care of the caregiver

o meet the physical and emotional needs of caring for children, parents and carers need to remember to take care of themselves.

Seven positives for stressed parents

We can't give what we don't have. This translates to 'when we don't take care of ourselves we are actually doing a...

Opinion: Is it OK to teach a child how to use a firearm (safely)?

What is a no doubt contentious issue – we’ve had a letter in from a reader asking for our opinion on whether...

Moving House: The Ultimate Guide to Survival

There are a whole heap of studies that place moving house among the most stressful events in life. One recent survey even places...

4 simple meals you can make on your cooktop

I don’t know how you feel at the end of a long day, but generally, I’m tired and the last thing I...