Jacquelyn Collins

Jacquelyn Collins is an Auckland-based mother of twins who will start school in a few weeks' time. She combines motherhood with life as a full time Urban Planning student at the University of Auckland and will soon start her final year of study. She also campaigns for safer playgrounds at Kiwi Play Safe and starts new blogs on regular basis - the most recent one being Kiwi Café Kids. She can only keep track of everything because she has a legend of a husband, and a very helpful au pair.

Parents
Jul 3, 2018

Parents aren't soft for not letting their kids walk to school

Why Mike Hosking's wrong, and why parents are right to be concerned for the safety of their children while walking to school.

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Parents
Mar 9, 2018

A rant about playgrounds, sun protection, and parent-shaming

Playgrounds without shade are a problem. That's not an opinion, it's a fact. Here Jacquelyn Collins lays waste to jerks who have no reason to attack mothers fighting for better playgrounds. 

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Parents
Jan 9, 2018

No, there's no such thing as testosterone surges in young children

Celebrated children's author Joy Cowley this week repeated the tired and debunked myth that eight year old boys have 'as much testosterone as an adult'. Jacquelyn Collins explains why such claims harm both parents and children, and why they need to stop.

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