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Nine to Noon's Kathryn Ryan presents interviews to help navigate modern family life

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    • Kids & Family

Nine to Noon's Kathryn Ryan presents interviews to help navigate modern family life

    How to survive the (last of the) school holidays

    How to survive the (last of the) school holidays

    As many parents know the summer school holidays seem to stretch on FOREVER. With two weeks or so of the break left to go, ideas of what to do might be thin on the ground by now. Maria Foy runs a blog called Happy Mum Happy Child and joins Lynn to talk about how parents can entertain their kids - and keep themselves sane.

    • 15 min
    Tips for surviving Christmas stress

    Tips for surviving Christmas stress

    Christmas and the holiday season can be a stressful time for many people. For some, it is as simple as fatigue after a busy year, while for others bigger emotional issues rise to the surface. Wellington psychologist Karen Nimmo has some coping strategies to share.

    • 17 min
    Alcohol and the teenage brain

    Alcohol and the teenage brain

    Brain researcher, educator and parenting commentator and educator Nathan Wallis talks to Kathryn about teenagers and drinking. He says the science is clear that alcohol damages the young brain, and he shares tips for parents guiding young people through these years.

    • 12 min
    Why are teens partying less these days?

    Why are teens partying less these days?

    Today's teens are drinking less alcohol, smoking less and having less sex than 10 or 20 years ago. Dr Jude Ball has been investigating why.

    • 16 min
    The good divorce: how to help children cope with a break up

    The good divorce: how to help children cope with a break up

    Education consultant and parenting coach Joseph Driessen talks about the parental attitudes and skills that help children cope with a separation or divorce.

    • 23 min
    Glue ear and speech development

    Glue ear and speech development

    Speech and language therapist Christian Wright discusses the impact on speech development in children of glue ear. Glue ear is the build up of sticky fluid in the middle ear which can cause hearing loss. It's estimated 80 per cent of children will have had one episode of glue ear by the time they're 10 years old. Thousands of children each year have surgery, where ventilation tubes or grommets are inserted.

    • 18 min

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