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Parenting after separation

December 4, 2018
In the midst of the stress of ending a relationship, couples with children face the extra pressure of making decisions about how they will parent after separation. This can be a very difficult time for families. We know from the calls we get that many parents struggle to reach an agreement on what is the best ongoing care arrangement for their children; whether day-to-day care should be shared between both parents ...
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Anger and agression in children, Parent Help advice

Anger and aggression in children

November 12, 2018
Anger and emotional outbursts during childhood are normal, and if met with appropriate boundaries and expectations from the caregiver, the child will eventually learn to manage these difficult emotions. This article covers some of the key questions to ask if you ...
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How to deal with challenging teenagers

October 29, 2018
For many parents, the teenage years present the greatest challenges. They feel lost and overwhelmed by how reckless, rude and uncooperative their child has become. Why won’t they listen? Why are they so irresponsible? What makes them so irrational? They often ...
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Time In – Guide your child’s behaviour

October 22, 2018
Time In is a parenting strategy that empowers children to learn to self-soothe and how to work things out for themselves. It involves keeping the child near you, helping them to calm down, and teaching them how to stop and reflect. It ...
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Parenting concerns? Call our parenting Helpline for support

October 1, 2018
At Parent Help we offer the only parenting helpline in New Zealand that is available from 9am to 9pm – seven days a week. If you would like to talk with one of our trained telephone support workers, give our ...
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