Parenting: Learning About Relationships by Harald Breiding-Buss Most of our lives revolve around relationships with others and managing social situations. They determine most of our successes or failures as well as how satisfied or otherwise we are in life. Our society places great importance and value in ‘communication skills’ and ‘networking’, meaning, essentially, the ability […]
Dan Brown, a young father being supported by the Father & Child Trust, was interviewed on TV3 about the new “In Your Hands” DVD produced by Great Fathers.
New Zealand has internationally high rates of children attending childcare or pre-school education facilities. According to a new UNICEF report card from the Innocenti Research Centre 32% of 0-3 year old New Zealand children are enrolled in childcare, compared to an OECD average of 24%.
Revisiting Childcare Government has been pushing for years to encourage more children into ‘Early Childhood Education Centres’. Not only does it free up the parents to be useful members of society and engage in more paid work, but it is also believed to be a key to closing the gap for disadvantaged children. However, dissenting […]
A study published in the Australian Journal for Early Childhood found that in all but the highest quality childcare centres increased levels of stress hormones are found in children. Researchers Sims, Guilfoyle and Parry measured cortisol levels in the saliva of children attending childcare. Cortisol is a hormone produced in response to stress, and generally […]