Posts Tagged ‘kids’

What your kids will remember about you and your parenting Comments 0

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Parenting is hard work. It calls on mothers and fathers to really forget themselves and put their kids first. So it’s no wonder that sometimes, we take shortcuts. We buy them a toy rather than spend more time with them; we lose our temper rather than practice patience; we put on the TV at dinnertime Read more

Why kids need spirituality Comments 3

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

You are Jewish; your husband, a lapsed Catholic. Neither of you believes, much, in God, although occasionally you like to meditate and you both would go hiking more if you could. You’ve had those moments — who hasn’t? — on mountaintops or in art museums or even in prayer when you’ve felt that overwhelming sense Read more

Child Poverty messenger shot down. What about the message? Comments 4

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
John Murphy together

Those who know me may be surprised to learn I’m saddened Hone Harawira is no longer in Parliament. I’m not in the Te Tai Tokerau electorate. I’m not Māori. I have no particular affinity towards Hone Harawira nor necessarily agree with most of what he says. Hone Harawira however was a strong voice for the disadvantaged, Read more

Children refusing to go to school Comments 0

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

School can be both an exciting and a challenging experience. A young person’s experience of school is influenced by many factors, such as peer relationships, learning ability and family life. Problems in these areas can lead a young person to develop a negative experience of school. Actively avoiding school, either by not attending or not Read more