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.

Parents Archive

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 …

Dad Man Walking: A new illustrated column on fatherhood

Illustrator and writer Toby Morris on the dad life.

No less of a mum: On the ongoing trauma of a c-section birth

For those mothers who gave birth by non-elective Caesarean section, feelings of sadness – even of failure – can be overwhelming, writes Janice Sharan.

Emily Writes: Six months on from Ward One

'Over the last six months I've realised there are always more tears.'

Burps, farts and boogers. Our first eight weeks with twins

Being a new parent is scary and overwhelming and you can forget that it’s also full of happiness. Simon Day shares the moments of joy that have pulled him through …

The issue with disappearing dads

Jai Breitnauer on what happens when male role models start disappearing from a child’s life.