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. From relationships, products, toys and screens to rules, behaviour, birth and grandparenting – Parent Squad has got you covered.... Show More

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Parenting blogger Emily Writes discusses different methods of naming your children?
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This week on the Parent Squad we were joined by our resident expert John Cowan.
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed that schools and early childhood services will be open again for all students from Monday, May 18.
Schools can provide "a transition arrangement" for children whose parents feel it's still too risky for them to go back to school.
Clinical Psychologist Dr Natalie Flynn joins The Parenting Squad on The Weekend Collective to share her advice on the challenges of sending your kids b...
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Parenting expert Emily Writes joins The Weekend Collective to give her advice on if home-schooling your children will become more common following the past few weeks in lockdown.
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This week on the Parent Squad we were joined by well known expert John Cowan.
We dig into the concerns of kids being sneaky and dishonest. How do you stop it becoming a larger issue? 
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Parents will decide whether their children need to return to school next week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
The Cabinet decision to move to alert level 3 next Monday means that schools will reopen for a teacher-only day on Tuesday April 28 and will be open for students the next day, April 29.
But Ardern reiterated that the Government "encourages" parents to keep their children at home if possible.
"We are not expect...
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New Zealand schools will at the very least have a week after the announcement level 4 is being lifted to prepare for children to reenter their gates.
Students would be kept in bubbles within school to help combat the spread of coronavirus.
Parenting expert Nigel Latta joins the show to share his advice on sending your kids back to school.
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Should there be more support for new mothers during this lockdown?
Clinical Psychologist Dr Natalie Flynn joins The Parenting Squad on The Weekend Collective to share her advice on the issue. 
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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 teaching your children during the coronavirus lockdown.
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Clinical Psychologist Dr Natalie Flynn joins The Parenting Squad on The Weekend Collective to share her advice on allowing kids to play with toy weapons - is there anything wrong with letting them do so?
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Teen Parenting expert from miomo.com, Yvonne Godfrey joined The Parenting Squad on the Weekend Collective to share her advice!
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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 discuss the issues and share his advice!
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Anxiety in children: so many parents are worried about this these days.
How do you deal with a child who’s anxious? What were you anxious about as a child?
Child Psychologist from Engage training Kathryn Berkett joined The Weekend Collective to share her advice.
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This week on the Parenting Squad we were joined by family wellbeing and nutrition expert Dr Julie Bhosale. 
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Teen Parenting expert from miomo.com, Yvonne Godfrey joined The Parenting Squad on the Weekend Collective to share her advice!
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Parenting blogger Emily Writes joins The Parenting Squad on The Weekend Collective to share her thoughts on school holidays continuing into early February and if they should be cut back.
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We are having kids later and later, is it causing disappointment and why are we doing it?
Child Psychologist from Engage trainin Kathryn Berkett joined The Parenting Squad to discuss the issue!
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This week on the Parent Squad we were joined by Happy Mum Happy Child founder Maria Foy to discuss the new streaming service and the pros and cons of subscribing for the sake of your kids!
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Many parents across the country will be gearing up for one of the most stressful periods of the year, their children sitting school exams. 
So, how can you prepare and help them receive top marks?
Teen Parenting expert from miomo.com, Yvonne Godfrey joined The Parenting Squad on The Weekend Collective to share her advice!
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