Assessing Your Parenting Style
I came across a very interesting article about parenting styles. We certainly live in a world that is constantly changing and now more then ever we are connected far more globally and are influenced by not only our, our family but also world issues. Our children are part of a world that is different from the one we were children in and the way we parents will . . . more
Skylight knows that the brothers and sisters of children or teens who have a serious illness, a chronic health condition or a disability have their own unique needs too. Research from around the world lets us know that supporting them well is very, very important.
On this page we have brought together all kinds of information that may be helpful for siblings - and those who care about them.
Sib . . . more
Teaching your child a second language has oodles of benefits and it isn?t as hard as you might think! For more information.... . . . more
New Online Resource launched
The Childsafe Guide is a tool for organisations to help them evaluate how childsafe their organisation is and develop policies and procedures to ensure their organisation is childsafe in the future.
A step-by-step guide to help you manage risk and keep children safe in your organisation
The Childsafe Guide is a tool for organisations th . . . more
Wednesday, 7 September 2011, Press Release: Health Quality and Safety Commission
Impacts of alcohol on children and young people
A new report highlights the strong contribution of alcohol to the dramatic increase in the rate of death by injury after the age of fifteen, with many young people becoming victims of their own drinking or the drinking of others.
The Child and Youth Mortality R . . . more
Teaching Your Children Through Work and Play.
We have learned so much recently about the importance of play for young children that many families may overlook how meaningful work can also nurture development. Young children flourish when allowed to enter the world of real work that surrounds them - from picking up toys or feeding the cat to grating carrots for salad. In the company of family or o . . . more
Understanding NCEA: A relatively short and very useful guide for secondary school students and their parents
By Irena Madjar and Elizabeth McKinley
You need a book to understand NCEA?
If you are a Year 9 or10 student, or a parent new to NCEA, this book is for you. It explains in plain language just how NCEA works ? everything from standards, levels and credits to subject choice. It includes sto . . . more
SAY ?NO? TO BOTTOM-GAMES
A guide for Parents, Educators and Caregivers about
how to talk about and protect children
from sexual abuse.
Adults who are willing to tackle the topic of sexual abuse and want to learn how to discuss this with their children will find this book invaluable.
SAY ?NO? TO BOTTOM-GAMES is made up of two sections.
Sectio . . . more
20 Hours ECE information for parents
From 1 July 2010 all three, four and five-year old children are able to go to early childhood education (ECE) services for six hours a day, 20 hours a week at no charge. 20 Hours ECE applies to all teacher-led ECE services, k?hanga reo and Playcentres.
To get this support, your child must be enrolled in and going to an ECE service offering 20 Hours ECE. You w . . . more
Youth intervention services
Most young people in New Zealand are thriving. They get the guidance, support and opportunities they need to prepare them for life as an adult.
However, for some young people, this is not the case. To support these young men and women to reach their potential and contribute fully in the social, economic and cultural life of New Zealand, we need to make sure . . . more
The importance of selecting high quality childcare has been recognised as impacting on the success a child can have when they start school. Parents often have difficulty in knowing which aspects are important to look at. In August 2010 ERO (Education Review Office) looked at Quality in Early Childhood Services. They found that change and development in the sector in recent yea . . . more
16/2/2009 Maraetai?s Chris Shirley is passionate about our marine history ? and it?s a passion he wants to help pass on to future generations. Chris featured in the PC Times about 18 months ago when he was involved in a bid to purchase the historic schooner, Te Aroha, for use as a floating classroom. Chris, a Teacher,Sailing instructor and Commercial Master Mariner, is deputy chairman of . . . more
The Montessori classroom
By Mary Anne Winslow
It's undoubtedly true that man has all the qualities that are needed to develop himself from the very moment of birth. Each and every one of us possesses within ourselves a unique psyche. Unlike animals, we do not have hereditary instincts that are passed down through generations, such that a kitten, puppy or a tiger cub behaves similarly to its pare . . . more
Paul and Gail Dennison
January 23, 2004
Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K) is a distinct and dynamic branch of education, one founded on the principle that movement is the basis for all learning. The Latin root word educare (?to educate?) comes from educere (?to draw out?), and kinesis means movement. In Edu-K we say that movement patterns influence function, while function likewise influenc . . . more
Choosing a School for a Five Year Old
Revised edition 2002
How to use this publication
There are five sections, the content of which is described below.
Choosing a School: Step by Step
Follow these steps to make a list of possible schools for your child. Then use the Information for parents sec . . . more
Starting a new school can be scary. Those concerned with mental health in schools can play important prevention and therapeutic roles by helping a school establish a welcoming program and ways to provide ongoing social support.
Special attention must be directed at providing Office Staff with training and resources so they can create a welcoming and supportive atmosphere to everyone who enter . . . more
Speech to the 1998 Planning Hui of the Adult Reading and Learning Assistance (ARLA) Federation of Aotearoa New Zealand: Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland, Saturday 20 June. Published in Nga Kete Koreo, the Journal of Literacy Aotearoa, July, 1999.
During his second voyage of discovery, James Cook had two boats which arranged to meet in Queen Charlotte Sound. They did not. After waiting a . . . more
Effective, no-drug antidepressant trialled
Depression and anxiety sufferers on treatment waiting lists will trial a self-help cognitive therapy programme.
The programme has been proven overseas to decrease depression and, in some cases, even obviate the need for further therapy.
The head of Australasia?s only university-based CT training unit, Massey University?s Associate Professor Paul . . . more
When couples separate, adults who regard themselves as reasonable in most situations become vitriolic in their exchanges with each other, too hurt to be grown up and too helpless to do anything but blame the other for the agonies they feel.
Children find themselves exposed to this conflict, and research is absolutely clear that such exposure is destructive to them.
Because children of all . . . more
The Benefits of Establishing High Expectations for Positive Behaviours in a Classroom Learning Community, are identified in the following research summmaries:
A safe and caring learning environment maximizes learning.
Research also shows that clearly articulated expectations for positive behaviours in a learning community provide emotional safety and the relaxed alertness that create the hig . . . more