The reality of routine at home

Charles Anderson tries to impose some order on his household and learns that disorder is ok too.

My daughter, on the other side of the screen

Separated from her nine year old daughter in Hungary, Daisy Coles is finding solace in video calling – and Disney gifs.

Together, apart: Keeping kids connected under rāhui

Emily Writes watches her sons hold on to connections in isolation. 

In their own words: Children talk about level four lockdown

At the beginning of lockdown Emily Writes spoke to children across the country about how they were feeling. Almost four weeks on, she checked in on them again.

Parents Archive

Emily Writes: Parents can do lockdown learning at home too!

What does your existential crisis look like? Use crayons!

Emily Writes: You don’t need to turn your home into a lockdown school

Your kids will be fine without school for a few months.

A meeting of NZ’s children on how to ruin the lives of parents in lockdown

'We must never forget out aim: to break the parents.'

A teachable moment: What all parents can learn from NZ homeschoolers

Amee Parker is in her final year of a PhD looking at homeschooling, and she has some advice for parents in lockdown.

‘I need people to make sure I’m OK’: Emily Writes on how teens are coping with lockdown

Emily Writes talks to teens about how the level four restrictions are affecting them, and asks how they can be better supported.

Emily Writes: Why TV is the answer for working parents turned home-schoolers

Get the TV to watch your kids, when you can't watch them yourself.

Children talk to grown-ups about Covid-19

We asked children how they were coping - and what advice they had for adults.

Children are experiencing the pandemic too

The world has suddenly shifted into disruption and uncertainty, and children’s lives are shifting with it. What does Covid-19 mean for them?

Emily Writes: On being a parent in the Covid-19 era

The job is always hard enough. Here are some ways to think about how to handle it changing.

Announcing Emily Writes Weekly, coming to an inbox near you

We're very excited to announce the launch of Emily Writes Weekly, a newsletter by Emily Writes, brought to you by The Spinoff.

If only we saw other diseases the way we see Covid-19

The fear you carry over this virus is the fear those of us who have children with compromised immune systems carry all the time.

10 great places to breastfeed in Wellington and beyond

Breastfeeding in public can still be stressful for a lot of mothers. Gemma Bowker Wright lists her favourite places to breastfeed without the added judgement or worry. It makes me mad …