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FAMILY FINANCE – What should we tell our children about money?

By Pushpa Wood Director, Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre, Massey University   Being a parent presents us with daily challenges, including decisions about what things to expose our children to. One of the questions I am constantly asked by parents is what should they teach their children about money, and at what age. Talking about money is no different to talking ...

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CONCEPTION – ARE YOU READY TO HAVE A BABY?

Having a baby is starting a new chapter in life. You are not just bringing forth life, but you should be prepared to take care of your child until they are capable of taking responsibility of themselves. That’s quite a huge responsibility. A lot of factors come in and failure to take into consideration at least a few of them, ...

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FAMILY FINANCE – AVOIDING IDENTITY THEFT

In today’s digital world, even criminals have become more sophisticated. Identity theft is a real danger that can ruin a person both financially and mentally. However, by being vigilant and noticing any discrepancies, you can protect yourself and minimize your chances of being targeted. What is Identity Theft? Identity theft begins when someone acquires your personal details without your knowledge. ...

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FOOD DELIGHT – HEALTHY OATMEAL SMOOTHIES

Breakfast does not always have to be restricted to tea, eggs, bacon and bread. Oat meal smoothies are an easy yet healthy option to get that energy you need for the day. Their consistency is thicker than smoothies. More like thick porridge or yogurt. You could be thinking oat meal is just a boring cereal, no flavor, not interesting.  The ...

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BEYOND PARENTING – PARENTING HYPERACTIVE KIDS

We all know those kinds of kids that function like human dynamos. Always up to something. Climbing walls, hitting their heads on the floor, maybe broken a few bones already. One may think that they are high on sugar, but in real sense, that is just their normal functioning. Very energetic. In general, people expect children to be the life ...

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Are some kids really smarter just because they know more words?

By Molly McManus     Why do rich kids end up doing better than poor kids in school? Of late, one common explanation for this has been the “word gap,” or the idea that poor children are exposed to significantly fewer words by age three than their wealthier peers.   As a former elementary school teacher and now educational psychologist, ...

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Fed up with Fifty Shades? Read Story of O

By Victoria Anderson   Many years before the Fifty Shades franchise was conceived came its singular predecessor. In 1954, a woman using the pseudonym Pauline Reage published a slim volume bearing the title l’Histoire d’O (Story of O). Like Fifty Shades, the book was epoch-making; and like Fifty Shades, the book was published pseudonymously. It was only after the author’s ...

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SIGNS OF NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES IN KIDS

Surprisingly, even normal looking kids may have nutritional deficiencies. It is not easy to know unless you are aware of the signs and symptoms. Sometimes even if parents put in their best efforts, children suffer from nutritional deficiencies. Some of you may have gone through such times, but for the parents who have not yet noticed or found their children ...

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BULDING CONFIDENCE IN YOUR PRE-SCHOOLER

In these days of intense competition, it is increasingly important to build your child’s level of self-confidence to enable her to compete in tomorrow’s cut-throat world. Tackling this when they are still young is a great place to start. The earlier the better. Listen When your child tries to tell you about the day she had at school, how often ...

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