Our children are our future, and we have the awesome responsibility of being their guardians. Parenting is also a lot of fun, if we allow it to be.
If we look after ourselves, we have a greater chance of coping with stress and looking after our children well. Healthy parents, healthy children.
The Domestic Violence Act 1995 marked a new era in dealing with family violence when it came into force on July 1 in 1996.
Good parents – those who provide a caring and loving environment for their children – have nothing to fear from the law change designed to keep kids safe.
Kiwis have been horrified in recent years by several widely publicised accounts of children dying in gruesome circumstances that almost defy imagining.
Just as violence towards women is hugely under-reported, violence inflicted on men by women is also an often untold story.
We all have a part to play in our community. Here are some ways you can help make safer communities in New Zealand and people who can help you.
Keep our children safe KOS is a personal safety programme that gives children and young people the skills to cope with situations that might entail abuse.
Help can be close at hand. Here's a few organisation you can reach out to when you need help. If it's an emergency call 111 (if you are in New Zealand)
Being a parent is an awesome responsibility but one which is enormously rewarding. Find out what it means to be a Positive Parent.