Kids Health

Children's Health

Smacking kids is not acceptable, it's barbaric

If you have to hit a kid to discipline them, then there is something wrong with you, not them, writes Mark Longley.

Ms Ardern says she's committed to achieving a "significant reduction" in child poverty.

Govt changes child poverty Bill for National

National says it has secured "important changes" that "improved" the Bill.

It asks: "If you knew the ingredients in a vaccine, would you RISK it?"

Anti-vax billboard to be removed after more than 140 complaints

It asks: "If you knew the ingredients in a vaccine, would you RISK it?"

Water in a glass with a slice of lemon.

BPA chemical found in Wellington drinking water aquifer - report

Authorities said it's still okay to drink.

"We can do much better for them," Children's Commisssioner Andrew Becroft said.

Children's Commissioner pushes community-group homes for high-risk youths

He wants large-scale institutional residences "consigned to history".

Children's Health

Up to 1500 children evicted due to flawed meth testing policy

The CEO admits HNZ does not know what became of many of those evicted.

The Prime Minister has revealed the toll bringing Neve into the world took.

'I didn't want to struggle': Ardern on recovery from childbirth

The Prime Minister has revealed the toll bringing Neve into the world took.

Watch: The AM Show discusses how to talk to your kids about their feelings.

How to tell your child you're getting divorced

While some kids may skate through their parents' separation relatively unscathed, many may suffer at least some distress.

Vaccines work - but many don't trust them.

Why anti-vaxxers think they know better than scientists

A new study has found a link between ignorance and confidence when it comes to medical knowledge.

Some parents say the move could help curb childhood obesity.

Not-so-happy meals on the cards

California lawmakers could make that sugary fix harder to get for kids.

Many are deformed and disfigured from their toxic time in the womb.

Hundreds of babies born affected by drugs, alcohol, meds

Many are deformed and disfigured from their toxic time in the womb.

"It's not something that you want to celebrate."

Demand growing for KidsCan's help

"It's not something that you want to celebrate."

A new study could help reduce the number of whopping cough cases in babies.

New study to focus on reducing whooping cough in babies

The research will look at whether a change is needed in when babies are immunised.

Grin products

NZ campaign aims to give 50,000 kids eco-toothbrush

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease seen in Kiwi kids.

The 5yo died in her parents' arms from an inoperable brain tumour.

Family's heartbreaking final photos of daughter's cancer fight

The 5yo died in her parents' arms.

The children were given the MMR vaccine on Friday at Safotu Hospital.

Samoa recalls vaccines after child deaths

The one-year-olds died within minutes of being immunised.

Vaccines have almost wiped out several diseases.

'No jab, no pay' for anti-vax parents

Australia is stripping tax credits for parents who don't keep their kids' vaccinations up to date.

Paid parental leave is going up to 22 weeks.

Paid parental leave boost kicks in on Sunday

But some are saying it's too little, too late.

Autism services are scant in rural areas.

Autism linked to diabetes

New research has found mothers with diabetes - of any type - are more likely to have kids with autism.

Their nightmare began in 2015.

Former CYF runaways back with whānau

They were taken from their family after their Housing NZ home tested positive for meth.