The Parent Squad

The Parent Squad

If it takes a village to raise a child, it must take a whole country to raise a family! Newstalk ZB’s Parent Squad helps to do just that. Joined by expert guests The Weekend Collective team delves into the complexities of Kiwi family life.

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May 8, 2021 32 min
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It’s still “fairly common” for some parents to physically discipline their children, despite the country’s?anti-smacking law change, new research has found.
In an effort to improve child health outcomes in New Zealand, the Government introduced anti-smacking legislation in 2007 that prohibited the physical punishment of children.
Dorothy Waide,?Karitane Mothercraft nurse and one of New Zealand's most sought-after baby sleep consu...
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Is it ADHD, bad behaviour, or is it just your child expressing themselves? And is the condition of ADHD being overdiagnosed??
Dr Jin Russell, from the Parenting Place and a Developmental Paediatrician at Starship Hospital, joined The Weekend Collective to discuss what parents need to know about ADHD, and to take calls from listeners.
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Parenting Expert from the Parenting Place and host of Real Life on Newstalk ZB John Cowan joined The Weekend Collective to share his advice on all things parenting.
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Child Physiologist and Neuroscience expert Kathryn Berkett joined The Parent Squad on The Weekend Collective to share her advice on all things parenting.
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Dorothy Waide​ is one of New Zealand's most in-demand baby sleep consultants. She joined The Parent Squad on The Weekend Collective to share her advice on all things parenting.
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Dave Atkinson is the CEO of the Parenting Place. He joined The Weekend Collective to share his advice on all things parenting.
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Child Physiologist and Neuroscience expert Kathryn Berkett joined The Weekend Collective to share her advice for parents considering changing schools for their children.
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On this weeks episode of the 'Parent Squad' we're joined by CEO of the Parenting Place, Dave Atkinson. 
We dive into the issue of moody teenagers and also dealing with their first heartbreak. 
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Parenting Expert and host of Real Life on Newstalk ZB John Cowan joined The Weekend Collective to share his advice for parents talking to their children about puberty for the first time.
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Dorothy Waide​ is one of New Zealand's most in-demand baby sleep consultants. She joined The Parent Squad on The Weekend Collective to share her advice on all things parenting.
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Parenting Expert from the Parenting Place and host of Real Life on Newstalk ZB John Cowan joined The Weekend Collective to share his advice.
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Child Psychologist from Engage training Kathryn Berkett joined The Weekend Collective to share her advice on all things parenting.
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Parenting Expert and host of Real Life on Newstalk ZB John Cowan joined The Weekend Collective to share his advice with managing children and their expectations over Christmas.
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Dave Atkinson is the CEO of the Parenting Place.
He joined The Weekend Collective to share his family's adoption story.
Read more here: https://parentingplace.nz/kiwi-family-stories/saying-yes-the-atkinson-familys-adoption-story/
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How do you determine what is best for your kids? Do you go public, private or catholic?
And is there any point in intermediate schools? 
Child Psychologist from Engage training Kathryn Berkett joined The Weekend Collective to share her advice.
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Dorothy Waide​ is one of New Zealand's most in-demand baby sleep consultants.
She joined The Parent Squad on The Weekend Collective to share her advice for children who experience separation anxiety.
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Making up the Parent Squad this week is Dr Natalie Flynn.
We dive into the issue of letting your kids see the school counsellor, are you comfortable with them sharing with a stranger? 
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