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Around the World With Kids Quentin and Justine Solomon took their two young children on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe, South America and Asia. Harald Breiding-Buss spoke to Quentin. Traveling with young children is always hard work, but taking a four year old and a 15 month old on a round-the-world trip for more than […]
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 […]
Four? That’s BIG Family sizes have shrunk, especially amongst Pakeha, but some couples, like Justin and Leeanne Makinson, still think big. By Peter R Walker. Today, four children is officially a big family. Just a generation ago, three four or five children in a family was common. A generation before that it was common to […]
The Video Game Curse Video Games have come to occupy a big space in many children’s days. While managing children’s ‘screen time’ is important to avoid it becoming an obsession, video games may also offer some kids a healthy escape from today’s over-protective childraising argues Harald Breiding-Buss. Once upon a time, children roamed their neighbourhoods […]
Parenting: Attention vs Money By Harald Breiding-Buss Parenting requires money. Rather a lot of it, and increasingly so as the children grow older. I am not even talking about buying food, renting/buying a big enough house and the other necessities of life. I am talking about childcare and school fees, sports equipment and membership fees, […]
Father & Child has five spaces available at the moment in our free correspondence parenting course for dads who find it difficult to attend other courses. The 10-module course covers child development and parenting from babies through to teenagers and can be done as a whole or in parts only. Email us for info.
Two Home Children by Harald Breiding-Buss Not living with your children all the time adds a huge challenge to parenting. It is difficult, if not impossible, to maintain one set of ‘family’ rules at both places, and never mind trying to deal with something like the role of a new partner. Differences in parenting very […]
Immigrant to Emigrant In issue 45 Christchurch Father & Child Coordinator Mark Grimes related his hopes for his family as a new immigrant from the UK. Just over a year later he concedes defeat. While the earthquakes didn’t help, it was a close-nit extended family that they found they couldn’t be away from. Well, it’s […]
Children After the Shock Peter R Walker has collected some children’s voices from the Christchurch earthquakes. “Kids say the darndest things” don’t they? Darndest meaning funny, cute, profound. Sometimes, “from the mouths of babes” comes the most honest commentary, and on such occasions adults could learn a lesson. In the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes, […]