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Covid-19 - How to support your children

Covid-19 – How to support your children

March 31, 2020
There is a great deal of worry and concern being expressed about the Covid-19 Virus and the impact it is having on our usual routines and lifestyles. While this can be challenging there is also a great opportunity to show our children how to stay steady and calm in the face of these unexpected circumstances.    Navigating our way through uncertain times  Here are some helpful hints about how to support our children as we continue to navigate our way through these uncertain times…  Make time ...
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Anger and aggression in children

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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Challenging teenagers - how to deal with them

Challenging teenagers – how to deal with them

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

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

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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