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Parent Wellbeing

As parents we want to believe that we are superheroes and can keep on top of everything.  But we all know that is far from the truth and that there are times we need help and it’s OK to ask for it.  Even if its hard to admit you’re struggling – DO IT. You deserve … Read more

How to talk to your child about terrorism

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 unspeakable horror of those fateful minutes, we echo the Prime Minister who said, “You … Read more

Ways to Handle Toddler Tantrums

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 time. Although some lucky parents may skip the drama during the toddler years – perhaps … Read more

Parenting after separation

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 … Read more

Anger and agression in children, Parent Help advice

Anger and aggression in children

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 have a child who struggles with anger: What triggers the feeling of anger (what … Read more

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