School Age Children

Advice and tips for fathers of school age children, from helping with homework, to fun activities, to pocket money and chores.

home work - NZ Dads

If you’re the proud Papa of a small human aged anywhere between five and seventeen they’ve most likely just kicked off a whole new school year. That means required reading, interactive online math websites and studying towards NCEA exams. So what exactly can you do to help nurture and maintain healthy homework habits for your […] Read More

Barbie super hero Kara - NZ Dads

New empowering theme recognises how girls engage with superhero differently than boys For the first time in the brand’s 56-year history, Barbie™ is pulling out a cape and mask and transforming into a modern day superhero. Understanding that girls are looking for a different resolution than boys from ‘superhero play’, Mattel has put Barbie™ in […] Read More

Messy Kids Room - NZ Dads

Oh boys – wonderful yet to be men, no longer cuddly creatures with sticky fingers but no a musky man in waiting. The smell of a teenager is de-stink-tive (yes, I spelt it that way on purpose). It’s a stench like no other and it starts in “The Room of Doom!”       Why […] Read More

Time management - NZ Dads

To coin a phrase “Time waits for no child” but since children are generally impatient, children don’t wait for time either so it’s a pretty balanced relationship. Yet when they make the transition from primary school to secondary school time management techniques become important in order to cope with the increased expectations they receive.  So […] Read More

snotty-nosed child

Winter may be over but pesky colds and flu are far from distant memories.  With no known cure the common cold and seasonal flu can be a battle to beat but there are few simple tricks that will help you banish the boogers. On average a child will catch a cold, caused by the airborne […] Read More