How to keep your kids safe online in the wake of the Christchurch attack

Following the Christchurch terror attacks parents around the world have been concerned about what their children might see online and how they might cope with the immense tragedy of the events.

How to talk to your children about the Christchurch terror attacks

The days ahead will be full of difficult feelings and even more difficult conversations. An expert writes about how to start and have these conversations with your children.

Emily Writes: Surviving without YouTube Kids

YouTube has been in the news a lot in the last few weeks and parents around the world are considering whether they should allow their kids to watch. Emily Writes decided it was time to give it up.

Therapy for parents who are struggling to cope with the news that Blippi shat on someone

Emily Writes unpacks the biggest news story of the year for the toddler set.

Parents Archive

Should summer school holidays be only four weeks?

Should we have shorter school holidays?

Why are so many birth injuries not covered by ACC?

Pregnancy and birth-related injuries are all too common, but due to ACC's strict rules around causation many new mothers are forced to live with excruciating, untreated pain.

Summer reissue: ‘Holiday’ and other words that don’t exist for parents

When you have a kid, words like 'hangover' and 'holiday' take on a whole new meaning. Mum Anna Gowan rewrites the dictionary for parents.

Summer reissue: A mother gives up drinking

I’ve seen more sober sunrises now than I can count, and each one holds more meaning for me than any cocktail hour.

The best of Emily Writes in 2018

The very best of New Zealand's smartest, funniest parenting writer.

Summer reissue: A stay-at-home dad asks, Have you seen my masculinity?

Masculinity must be about how much money a guy earns: the more you make the more masculine you are. That's why Bill Gates was the world’s most masculine man for so many years.

Summer reissue: Real life stories of having sex after having a baby

It's the topic that always comes up after a few wines between mums: who's having sex and who's not? We present a no holds barred tell-all about the sexual experiences of mothers.

Summer reissue: Sick kids, desperate parents and bad science

Inside a Facebook group where anti-vaxx propaganda is promoted as information for 'informed consent'.

Love, and the magic of Christmas, inside the neonatal intensive care unit

Hundreds of families this Christmas across New Zealand will spend their baby or babies first Christmas in a neonatal unit. Here's how they're spreading Christmas cheer.

The world’s shittiest game, Trumpty-Dumpty, is now on sale in NZ toy shops

The Presidential Wall Game is an ugly celebration of Trumpian nationalism and has no place on NZ shelves, argues Emily Writes.

How to get your child to sleep on Christmas Eve in 10 easy steps

Worried about getting your kids to sleep on time amid all the excitement of Christmas Eve. Don't worry, says Emily Writes – it's easy when you know how.