'kidshealth' - for New Zealand parents / caregivers

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Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Children grouped around a bench in a park

Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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A family sitting together - parents and three children, including baby breastfeeding

Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Infant breastfeeding

Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Father kissing his baby

Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Two young smiling girls wearing life jackets and floating on their backs in a swimming pool

Meet Mel and her family

Watch a series of video clips feature Mel and her family. Mel is mother to 3 boys - Jamie, Ryan and Ethan. Her middle son Ryan was diagnosed post birth with Down syndrome. Mel talks about what it was like receiving the unexpected news, other children's reactions to Ryan, the challenges associated with raising him and the effect on her relationship with her husband.
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In July 2015 the Ministry of Health will publish a new section on its website for expecting parents and parents of children under 5 years. Tell them what you think and be in to win a $100 or a $200 supermarket voucher ...
Photo of father and son on a sports field
The best parenting skill you can have is to simply act like one! In order for your kids to respect you, you must give them a person worth respecting.
Image of father and son fishing
Teenage years are growth years and ones of great change. Most things about your teenager's world are changing. Don't let your love be one of them.
Family eating together
It takes a little work to bring everyone together for meals. But it's worth it and the whole family eats better.