Parents should make sure their kids they are using their time productively and keeping a routine in the household.
For younger children, what are the best ways of keeping them amused and in a routine over the long school holidays? The panel also has some ideas for choosing a babysitter and holidaying with other families.
From helping children study for exams to getting kids their first part time gigs, John Cowan and Yvonne Godfrey discuss the solutions. Lisa Owen is joined on The Long Lunch by Cowen and Godfrey on The Parenting Panel.
How to study for the exams coming up. What’s a parent’s role in helping kids get through them?
How young people get through the holidays without getting into trouble. What do they do with all that free time?
And for parents with tiny tots – how does one amuse younger children for such a long time?
How to get a part time job?
What to do with child’s part time job money? Should they give any to the family or use it all for themselves?
If your kids are saving for something big – should parents still take board from them?
How much board should older children pay if living at home? What’s fair?
Motivating ‘frozen’ teens, helping them discover their passion, etc.
On The Long Lunch with Wendyl Nissen the Parenting Panel are discussing an issue that is more common than thought in New Zealand; Grandparents raising their grandchildren. Joining Wendyl is John Cowan from the Parenting Place & Yvonne Godfrey from MIOMO (Making it on my own) along with guest Kate Bundlle from Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Charitable Trust NZ.