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Positive parenting tips for happier families

April 9, 2019
The term “positive parenting” is everywhere and has become increasingly popular over the years. But what does it really mean? We know from the calls we get that many parents feel confused and disempowered by the contradictory information out there. This can increase stress and anxiety – which makes parenting even harder than it has to be! Parent Help is a strong advocate for any approach that makes for a happier ...
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How to talk to your child about terrorism

March 20, 2019
Parent Help joins with all New Zealanders who have condemned the horrific violence on Friday 15th March at the two mosques in Christchurch. To our Muslim communities, especially the families who have lost loved ones, and to those who endured the ...
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Parenting Young People in a Digital Age

January 29, 2019
One of the biggest and most complicated challenges that parents face as their children grow in today’s world seems to be related to spending time online – surfing the net or on social media sites. Having almost constant access to ...
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Ways to Handle Toddler Tantrums

January 14, 2019
There is a reason that you’ll often hear people talking about “the terrible twos” and “three-nagers”; parenting toddlers is hard work! One of the biggest challenges for parents is dealing with the tantrums and meltdowns that are commonplace during this ...
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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 ...
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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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